It's a tradition here in the Northland that when the snows fly and the ice thickens, it is time to Nordic ski up some of the rivers that empty into Lake Superior. This afternoon, I had a great time cross-country skiing up the Knife River and one of its tributaries. It is truly a unique experience to hear the sounds of rapids bubbling underneath your ski boot, or to ski down a small waterfall.
One word of warning. It is important to know your streams and rivers. Current can be dangerous, but with proper knowledge of a river system, white water skiing allows the individual to reach back-country not very accessable during the rest of the year.
Here are two photos from today's ski. Click upon any image to view at full size and resolution.