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Picture of the Day: Paddle Down the Road?

I was hoping to hike along the river last week, but high water at the Port Louisa Refuge scuttled my plans. Too bad I didn’t have a canoe with me, instead of hiking boots. (photo taken June 2015). See more pictures here.

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Picture of the Day: Drydocked?

At Hamburg, Illinois (photo taken May 2007). See more photos here.

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Foggy Days

Fog can envelop the Mississippi Valley any time of year, but there’s something especially magical about those fall mornings when the air is colder than the water and wisps of mist drift up from the river. Those are the mornings I reach for a heavy jacket, fill my thermos with fresh coffee, and pick a spot to […]

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