The proposed sulfide mines near Ely, Minnesota are of international concern.
Dave and Amy have returned home after completing the fourth stage of the North American Odyssey. Canoe & Kayak magazine online caught up to them for an interview.
Fires are an important natural process. They help forests regenerate. They return nutrients to the soil. They create openings in the trees for animals to graze.
Boreal forest surrounds the lake, so the classic Boreal forest-dwelling animals can be found here. We were fortunate enough to see a couple of the larger mammals of the Boreal forest.
We spent a few days paddling the west channel of the Nelson River. Playgreen Lake is essentially the west channel, so we only had to battle the current in a few narrow spots.
What a week! Paddling the rest of the Grass River was phenomenal. We spent some time observing the pictographs on Tramping Lake.
The last week has been a time of transitions. After being whisked down the Sturgeon Weir River we struggled up the Goose River to Cranberry Portage like many Voyageurs before us.
In the past week we paddled downstream, upstream, and then downstream again. Shortly after our last update, we reached the confluence of the Reindeer River and the Churchill.
After a break of several days in Southend, Saskatchewan we began paddling the Reindeer River.
There is just something about big water. That something calls to both Dave and myself. Is it the clear, cold water? Is it the distant horizons and expansive views?
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