September 28, 2011 – Day 20 – 37 miles
Tomorrow I’ll ride the current into Minneapolis. Before I approach this urban area I’d like to take a chance to list the wildlife I’ve seen on this leg of the trip.
-An assortment of frogs, snakes, and fish
-Around 30 bald eagle sightings
-Lots of little turtles and a few snapping turtles with two foot diameter shells
-Around 20 deer, mostly drinking from the river
-Ducks, geese, and the Great Northern Loon which can dive up to 200 feet underwater when hunting for prey
-River otters, beavers, and minks
-A black bear 15 feet high in an oak tree. We stared at each other as I passed within 20 yards of it.