Launching at Lake Itasca...Mississippi River Headwaters
Portage around rocky, shallow rapids
Cozy shelter for tents thanks to Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources
Packing for day's paddle
(photos courtesy of my great padding partner and coach, Jim Lewis)
Repairing leak in bottom of Folbot....ultimately will need new boat
Breakfast by the campfire
too close to the fire
Paddling buddy/coach/photographer, Jim Lewis
Deer swimming across river
lunch in great old bar in Mt. Iron, MN, waiting for rudder assembly on new kayak....check out the critters!
new kayak, Wilderness Sysems Kayaks Tsunami 175, from Spring Creek Outfitters in Mt. Iron. Great family business I highly recommend. www.springcreek.com. Thanks, Chuck Newberg for the "trade-in/upgrade".