Viva la France! Allen Faust and I met up with David Friend for a day of creeking. We had decided to start with the French River and then look at the Lester. It was just a beautiful North Shore kind of day. Big snow flakes falling and cold water. We took our time running the river as it was David's and my first time on the French. The setting in pines and stone is beyond beautiful! The ledges were so much fun! We scouted and talked lines and circumstances and just laughed and had fun. It was running towards the low side so there were some annoying rocks that made for some entertainment on the way down. Machine gun ledges were a blast!! We all had a great run! After we got off the river we decided that we had enough for the day and will save the Lester for another day. We headed up to Two Harbors and had diner at The Vanilla Bean and then a quick stop at Stoney, just to look...yes it was going off and there were about a dozen surfers out there. I would definately run the French over and over and I don't think I could ever get tired of this river...sweet! Very sweet!