A November trip to the river can help make winter seem all that much shorter. My friend Gabe and I put the canoe in at Interstate State Park on the Minnesota side this afternoon about 2 p.m. and paddled upstream, coming back as dark fell over the valley.
I doubt I will get back out there again before freeze-up, so I will hold onto the memories of clear water, a cold wind blowing up the river, and the dark green of the white pines standing in stark contrast to the other leafless trees.
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Thanks for the reminder that winter has not shut St. Croix paddling down yet. But where are the large fish photos?
Greg Seitz says
Corey – We paddled upstream from Interstate State Park, so I couldn’t help thinking of you and the fact you paddled up the whole river!
No fish, sadly, though not for lack of trying, of course.