Video: A canoe trip on the Mississippi River
I’m going to share parts of a recent Mississippi River canoe experience with you – sit back, relax and enjoy the river’s peace and tranquility.read more
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Want to learn basic wilderness survival skills while canoeing on America’s largest river, through some 300 miles of Wilderness? Big River Wild Adventures combines wilderness, canoe cruising and learning.read more
A quality fillet knife is one of the most useful outdoor tools imaginable. We wring out Bark River’s latest offering.read more
Sometimes an experience will bring up memories that have lain dormant for years. Maybe it was of something that didn’t seem particularly important at the time it was happening. Possibly the new experience is like a key word on a computer that opens up an apparently unrelated, or unsuspected file.
Or maybe that first memory wasn’t complete, without something to trigger it.
Redwing, MN has a large marina, beautifully restored old homes and a great local museum. From the marina, I wandered up to the Goodhue County Museum on the hill. In the early 1850s, settlers came to Redwing to farm in Goodhue County. Land was selling for $15 per acre, and the cash crop was wheat. A few bumper crop years…read more
Once you get through the lock at St.Paul, the Mississippi changes character and becomes a commercial river.read more
From Cass Lake to Grand Rapids, Mike and I paddled through the land of Paul Bunyon, the legendary logger, on the river that was the highway of the Minnesota timber industry until the 1940s. The world’s largest animated man, according to theme park hype, is this display of Paul Bunyon in Brainerd. Local legends are part of the…read more