Patrick Kohlin

Rivering

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The Venue: Frozen gorges of Minnesota’s Sawtooth
Mountains.

The Adventure: More than 50 whitewater streams cut precipitous paths through the Sawtooth
Mountains while rushing en route to Lake Superior on Minnesota’s North Shore. In winter the
rivers’ surfaces freeze, while below the whitewater continues to roar. The University of
Minnesota Duluth’s Outdoors Program guides adventurers up these mostly frozen gorges for a
unique activity called rivering: roped together for safety, participants on cross-country skis and
snowshoes negotiate the path, skirting open water and rapids that rage even in below-zero
temps.

America's Wildest Winter Adventures

Rivering

The Venue: Frozen gorges of Minnesota’s Sawtooth
Mountains.

The Adventure: More than 50 whitewater streams cut precipitous paths through the Sawtooth
Mountains while rushing en route to Lake Superior on Minnesota’s North Shore. In winter the
rivers’ surfaces freeze, while below the whitewater continues to roar. The University of
Minnesota Duluth’s Outdoors Program guides adventurers up these mostly frozen gorges for a
unique activity called rivering: roped together for safety, participants on cross-country skis and
snowshoes negotiate the path, skirting open water and rapids that rage even in below-zero
temps.

Patrick Kohlin

America's Wildest Winter Adventures

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