The Lost Forty is a 40-some acre stand of old-growth White and Red Pine in Northern Minnesota. Only saved from a lumberjack's axe by a survey error. This is one of the largest and last stands in the state that stood during the height of the fur trade, when French traders would have paddled past and portaged through these majestic woods. During the winter of 1882 Josiah A. King and his survey crew mistakenly plotted Coddington Lake in the wrong location, setting it squarely where the Lost Forty now stands, saving this stand of trees from the red loggers 'x' because they were supposedly underwater.
This design is painted on Sanborn's Canoeist Heritage Paddle. With an elegantly traditional blade shape these are graceful in and out of the water. They’re perfect for lazy turns around the lake or for gracing the wall of your cabin. Each is a laminated combination of western red cedar, aspen and black walnut, and finished with a durable varnish dip.
The Audubon Bird Call is a classic, simple birdwatcher's tool with a 60 year history. Invented by Roger Eddy in 1947, its success was immediate and its production ran parallel to Mr. Eddy's other accomplishments: four published novels, several terms in the Connecticut state legislature, and maintaining a successful produce farm outside of Hartford.
The Bird Call is made from cast zinc and birch wood in Rhode Island (the metal ring still reads "NEWINGTON CONN" in honor of the factory's original location). It doesn't mimic specific birdcalls but rather creates a tweeting noise that curious birds recognize and investigate.
American Bird Products is still owned and run by the Eddy family. With a little care and the occasional application of rosin, their Bird Call will last for years.
Light packing for deep exploration. Rely on comfortable shoulder straps,a water-resistant shell, and plenty of room for food and drink as you ascend the trail.
Stay light on your feet when you head out with the Pathfinder. An adjustable shoulder strap and removable liner make it a great travel companion