As I mentioned last time, the river was not stable enough to risk chasing that barrel which rests on the St. Croix River near Osceola. We thought about trying again on Sunday, but open water warned us against the idea, even after the deep cold we had last week.
Better safe than stupid.
It’s only a matter of time. Perhaps the ice will eventually give us a bridge sufficient to walk down to the drum; we’re supposed to get sub-zero temperatures again this weekend. If not, I’ve devised another plan to recover the item—via solo canoe—after the ice thaws this spring.
But more on that later.
© 2009 Mike D. Anderson, Crystal, MN.