River #4 – Little Indian Sioux River, MN

The Little Indian Sioux River is mainly located in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.  The most popular route on the river is traveling North off the Echo Trail.  For this trip we headed South, upstream (entry point #9). This was also a special trip because it was our first ever…

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River #3 – The Little Fork, Northern MN

The great thing about paddling rivers is not just seeking out the grand majestic Mississippi or St. Croix Rivers, but to explore smaller rivers near your home or off the beaten path. That’s what we did this week. The Little Fork River is a smaller river that is located from…

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River #2 – A Trip Down the St. Croix

  This weekend 7 of us (3 canoe teams) are heading down the St. Croix in WI & MN. We had planned to start at the beginning of the river at the Gordon Dam, but low waters deemed this section “challenging”. At the last minute we opted for a lower…

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River #1 – The Bois Brule River, WI

The Brule is #1 in my book for a reason: the Bois Brule River in Northern Wisconsin has everything. Quiet-water, riffles, beautiful wild scenery, rapids, whitewater, and world class fishing. Here is a map of the major sections. There are three major “sections” of the Bois Brule River. The first section…

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WE HAVE A WINNER!

Congratulations to Doug O. who guessed the closest with 40,000ci and wins the Road Less Traveled T-shirt! The pack dimensions are 56.5W x 11D x 52H a total of 39,776ci! Thanks to all who guessed! We had fun! (portaging this pack is not advisable)  

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River Canoeing

When one thinks of canoeing, a calm peaceful lake at sunset with loons calling in the background, often comes to mind. While lakes are beautiful things, don’t forget the peacefulness and often WILD excitement of a river.   Rivers are great because most have a flow that make paddling (or…

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Step right up! Take your best guess!

  It’s the World’s Largest Duluth Pack! Can you guess how many cubic inches it is? The next largest pack is the Paul Bunyan Canoe Pack… but this one is MUCH larger. The person who guesses closest to the ACTUAL cubic inches of the pack, wins a FREE DP ‘Road…

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A Brief History of our “Zenith” City

  In 1886, Duluth, Minnesota was called the Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas. A fitting name to all who have visited or live here. The home of the Original Duluth Pack has a rich history. A brief synopsis follows. Originally this land was inhabited by the Sioux and Ojibway…

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Duluth Pack and Blog?

I just realized what an oxymoron these two terms are. Duluth Pack and Blog. After 127 years we are steeped in a rich tradition, making packs the same way for years, our tried and true method. In 1882, what would our founder Camille Poirier, have to say about the concept…

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