Photos: Paddling and fishing on the river one last time before winter

Two of us (and a dog) spent a couple hours exploring the St. Croix Dalles on a chilly, gray, and beautiful day in November.

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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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The last of the light over the cliffs of the Dalles

My paddling partners

Last casts

Poor Lola

Canoe, dog, friend

Purple dusk


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2 responses to “Photos: Paddling and fishing on the river one last time before winter”

  1. Coreymohan Avatar
    Coreymohan

    Greg,

    Thanks for the reminder that winter has not shut St. Croix paddling down yet.  But where are the large fish photos? 

    1. Greg Seitz Avatar
      Greg Seitz

      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.

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Photos: Paddling and fishing on the river one last time before winter