Canoeing the Crow Wing River

One of my most favorite outdoor activities is kayaking and if kayaking is not an option canoeing comes in at a close second. Earlier this week I got to spend three day out canoeing on the Crow Wing river with my church youth group. The weather was perfect and it was great to spend some time getting to know the students better!

If you have never been to Minnesota…sit back enjoy a glimpse of the beauty of my state!

If you live in Minnesota and haven’t found time recently to get out and enjoy our beautiful state, hopefully these picture will inspire you!  If we have to deal with ridiculously cold winters we should really make time to enjoy our amazing summers!

 

I spent 3 days on this lovely river with 20 amazing teenagers!

I spent 3 days on this lovely river with 20 amazing teenagers!

Taking a moment to appreciate the beauty of God's creation!

Taking a moment to appreciate the beauty of God’s creation!

A glimpse of whimsy...

A glimpse of whimsy…

We had perfect weather for our trip, sunny and low 80's!

We had perfect weather for our trip, sunny and low 80’s!

Sorry this picture is a little blurry...but it was the best one I took.  We saw quite a few eagles along the way!

Sorry this picture is a little blurry…but it was the best one I took. We saw quite a few eagles along the way!

I love the site of canoes and a river.

I love the site of canoes and a river.

Over the course of two days I counted close to 200 turtles...I also saw 2 of these huge snapping turtles!  A few of the guys decided to catch this one!

Over the course of two days I counted close to 200 turtles…I also saw 2 of these huge snapping turtles! A few of the guys decided to catch this one!

Here I am drifting along...the river had a nice current so we didn't have to work too hard!

Here I am drifting along…the river had a nice current so we didn’t have to work too hard!

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