Flora, fauna, fun on the river
Dennis Bass, of Jersey City, N.J., cools off in a waterfall of chilly spring water falling from a limestone palisade on the Upper Iowa River near Decorah. In the spring, the river is fast. Salmon and white columbines accent the limestone cliffs. Wildlife, including deer, heron, eagles, king fishers and gold finch, are abundant.
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2013 12:00 am
The Upper Iowa River has multiple personalities.
The 156-mile river begins at the headwaters near Mankato, Minn., and winds through many untouched canyons and meadows in northeast Iowa before draining into the Mississippi River. More than 110 miles are accessible by canoe, kayak or tube.
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Saturday, June 15, 2013 12:00 am.