Wildside: Seeking refuge by paddling

August 3, 2011 at 5:38 am in Pierce County Herald

The recent extremely hot weather has driven many of us to seek refuge on the cool water. The Lower St. Croix River and most northern Wisconsin lakes swarm with big motor boats, water skiers and jet skis on the weekends. Many of us seek quieter surroundings; floating on a remote lake listening to loons, drifting down a river watching the islands slide by, or navigating through rapids when paddling a canoe or a kayak. Paddling is a sport that can carry you to beautiful places away from the crowds and put you in touch with the pulse of the earth. Continue Reading