Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Goin' Paddlin'

The last job for the day will be getting Buddy scrubbed with hot water, soap, and bleach to prevent carrying any invasive organisms into the St. Croix River. Natural Resources in Wisconsin and Minnesota are determined to keep further invasions out of their waters, and may check boats before they go into the water.

We’ll be heading for Grantsburg, WI, for the 2013 Great River Rumble on the St. Croix River. The planned distance is 111 miles from Grantsburg to Red Wing, MN, on the Mississippi River. I’ll be carrying the SPOT, and the link is in the right margin. Just click on “Follow Ibi’s SPOT Track“ (although I‘ll be in Buddy this trip), and you can follow right along in close to real time.

The schedule is as follows:
Sat. 27 July - gather at Burnett County Fairgrounds in Grantsburg to camp for the night.
Sun. 28 July - put in at the St. Croix Rt. 70 bridge west of Grantsburg and paddle to Sunrise, MN,
18 miles
Mon. 29 July - Sunrise to Taylors Falls, MN, 18 miles
Tues. 30 July - Taylors Falls to Osceola, WI, 10 miles
Wed. 31 July - Osceola to Stillwater, MN, 21 miles
Thurs. 1 Aug - Stillwater to Hudson, WI, 7 miles
Fri. 2 Aug. - Hudson to Prescott, WI, 17 miles
Sat. 3 Aug. - Prescott to Red Wing, MN, 20 miles
Sat. night - Farewell banquet in Red Wing.

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