Fourth excursion of the 2021 season. We had a nice leisurely paddle with our friends who made a fantastic dinner afterwards.
Continue reading 2021 Jaeger Park to Lake Kegonsa
After a drought, some rain cleared out the still waters of our local Starkweather Creek, we decided to enjoy a weekday paddle. The ducks and turtles were really enjoying themselves that day too. Continue reading Duck-duck, turtle, duck (Starkweather Creek)
We shuttled our friend’s car to the Olbrich boat take-out then “escorted” them in our canoe down the Yahara River from Tenney Park to Lake Monona. At that point we circled back to Tenney, and they paddled the lake to their car. Continue reading Yahara River shuttle and “escort” service
There are good reasons for us to paddle Mirror Lake into Del-boo Creek on our first paddle each year. Continue reading Mirror Lake kickoff to 2021 (vaccine era)
During the Covid-19 pandemic, UW closed Upham Woods to all activity including paddling. But out of the blue they let us know that pass holders were invited to launch their boats. Continue reading Blackhawk Island during pandemic election (2020 Last Paddle)
Inspired by a social media post, we decided to check out the Chain O’ Lakes area “some day.” Serendipitously, a need for some special cheese instigated a look-see. The game was afoot!
Continue reading Hartman Creek State Park – Recon
Our previous plans were thwarted by Covid and non-Covid issues, so we made a last-minute decision to go to the Rock for a late-afternoon paddle. Continue reading Chilling on the Rock River (North of Kaul Park)
We have driven by Babcock Park so many times. We knew it would be a short paddle but thought it was high time to see it from the water. We learned a few things. Is it a good idea to paddle there? Depends… Continue reading Bunches of Big Boats at Babcock Park
We paddled Jaeger Park to Fish Camp / Lake Kegonsa this spring, and we thought it would be fun to introduce this segment of the Yahara to two more friends. A few days later, we checked out the walking paths around Thurn Marsh & Indian Mound Parks. Continue reading Paddle & Path
Where to paddle after work? The water was high so we decided to head out to close-by Cherokee Marsh to explore a residential area where few people paddle. Continue reading Cherokee Marsh residential tour – farther than ever