ICYMI: The story about my 417-mile, 24-day trek down America’s most #endangeredriver is up at CNN.com/change. With info about how you can get involved in saving the San Joaquin. Photo by Danielle Katz from Rivers for Change. (That’s me in the orange jacket). I couldn’t have made it to the SF Bay without help from that group, which promotes source to sea river literacy. Worthy cause.

ICYMI: The story about my 417-mile, 24-day trek down America’s most #endangeredriver is up at CNN.com/change. With info about how you can get involved in saving the San Joaquin. Photo by Danielle Katz from Rivers for Change. (That’s me in the orange jacket). I couldn’t have made it to the SF Bay without help from that group, which promotes source to sea river literacy. Worthy cause.

Hey everyone! My story about the #endangeredriver is up at CNN.com/change. Thanks to those who followed along here. Let me know what you think, and consider a donation to these guys from Tuolumne River Trust. CNN reader donations will go toward low income kids going on a canoe trip on the San Joaquin. Could be life-changing. It’s so important to reconnect people with rivers. They’re mostly invisible. Thanks again! #latergram #cadrought #sanjoaquin #california #rivers

Hey everyone! My story about the #endangeredriver is up at CNN.com/change. Thanks to those who followed along here. Let me know what you think, and consider a donation to these guys from Tuolumne River Trust. CNN reader donations will go toward low income kids going on a canoe trip on the San Joaquin. Could be life-changing. It’s so important to reconnect people with rivers. They’re mostly invisible. Thanks again! #latergram #cadrought #sanjoaquin #california #rivers

Halfway through my three-week, 417-mile journey down the “most endangered” river in America, the water began flowing backward and the mud started talking.

It spoke in baritone gurgles, like Barry White trapped in a bong.

You know what this is, John?

No, Barry White mud.

This is QUICKSAND.

*%.

cnn columnist

john d. sutter - cnn columnist