in 1996 when it all started. Low temperatures in the 20s with highs in the 30s-40s predicted. Not the best camping weather, but not cold enough to discourage Charlie Newland or Roger Sullins from accomplishing their goal of traveling down the White River to the Mississippi! A 400 mile river trek that would be an adventure not soon forgotten. With their Jon boat packed with warm clothes, sleeping bags, blankets, food, and of course their fishing equipment, Charles and Roger began their adventure. Two miles down from Bull Shoals Dam they put in, next stop Batesville, AR, to the old locks that still remain from an era long past. 101 river miles to the first of three. They slept on the banks of the river in their tents and wrapped in blankets and sleeping bags to stay warm. They ate from cans and carried beef bouillon to drink.