I will be talking about canoeing the St. Croix River, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and who knows what else tomorrow morning at the Midwest Mountaineering Spring Adventure Expo as part of a panel discussion about “water trails” organized by Dave Simpkins of MN Trails magazine.
The discussion will be from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and will be held across the street from the store at the University of Minnesota’s Hansen Hall, Room 104. All the details are available here.
On a related note, I am very happily sporting a small blister on the palm of my hand today from paddling on the St. Croix last night, much of it upstream, while pursuing white bass.
Although my companion brought a good number of fish to the boat, I did not. But, we did hear raucous sandhill cranes, geese, turkeys, and more. We also fished until almost dark and I watched one bright planet’s reflection on the water over the silhouetted reflection of the white pines on the Minnesota shore as we paddled.