The Manneken Trip
The Manneken Trip

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Arnaud Maldague

Maldague Starts Kayaking Very Source of the Mississippi

Date: August 11, 2018
Approximate GPS Location: (47.44°N, 94.56°W)

Maldague has started his descent of the Mississippi River originating at it's source at Lake Itasca, Minnesota. Since he's at the river's very origin, it's a lot of tricky navigating through rivulets of flooded grasses which Maldague thinks to be wild rice. He claims the river is starting to widen and that he's been adapting his kayak every day to try to acheive an optimal setup. He has been working toward Bemidji, the first town on the Mississippi and Cass Lake, Minnisota.


update history

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Upper Mississippi: Dam Portages, Then Locks

September 14, 2018 // The Manneken Trip
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July 24, 2018 // The Manneken Trip



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