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Before we could pitch the tent, it started to rain, so we started gathering fire wood. There was plenty to be had. The rain stopped after about 30 minutes and we set up camp.
We launched the next morning (The Solstice). This is a beautiful River. If you go to their website, detailed maps are printable. All of the campsites are well marked with amenities available. All include picnic tables and fire rings with grates. Nelson's Landing, however was marked as having water but the pump was turned off. We ended up pumping some water from a nearby stream and were just fine.
Eagles, ospreys, mergansers, turtles and deer were spotted.
On the second and third days we hit some rapids, mainly Class I or II with one Class III. We stayed primarily to the Wisconsin side when approaching the islands leading toward the confluence with the Kettle River. We were told by the Outfitter, that on the Minnesota side along this stretch, there were mainly Class III rapids.
We arrived at Highway 70 Landing about 1:30 pm on the 23rd and our truck was waiting for us. Wild River Outfitters are good people to deal with and are very accommodating. All in all the weather was beautiful. Mosquitoes were present, but not many black flies.
Great trip. I will definitely go back some day.
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