DuluthOutdoors.com September 15, 2012 In August, I ventured north to Finland to meet a man I had only communicated with via email. Little did I know, you have to hike a mile back into the woods to find his modest log cabin he built for his wife and two sons.
Rory Scoles will be guiding a group of sulfide mining protestors on a 30-day canoe trip from the Polymet Mine Site to the St. Paul Capitol. I sat down with Rory at his favorite look-out, the only spot he gets reception on his phone and the best spot to view the wild rice he is harvesting and that could be in danger if proposed mining projects go through. Listen to the interview: [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/59900689″ params=”show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Join the flotilla
Sept. 21-Sept. 25: Polymet Mine Site to Floodwood (Experienced paddlers, avg. 24 mi./day)
Sept. 27-Oct. 1: Floodwood to Aitkin (All levels, avg. 15 mi./day)
Oct. 3-Oct. 5: Aitkin to Brainerd (All levels, avg. 15 mi./day)
Oct. 7-Oct. 12: Brainerd to St. Cloud (All levels, avg. 15 mi./day)
Oct. 14-Oct.20: St. Cloud to Harriet Island, St. Paul (All levels, avg. 15 mi./day)
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