On this low water and slow current day, Prince’s Point had a lot of deadfall. We were able to navigate around it without taking a dip into the muddy Bark River. Sadly, we had a premature end to our 2022 paddling season due to a broken foot. (Shortest season ever!) Continue reading Deadfall was not our Downfall – Prince’s Point 2022 (Bark)
We wondered about the condition of the Fort Atkinson shore launch where Bark River confluences at the Rock River in the low water conditions of 2022. Continue reading 2022 Recon: Rock River at Bark River confluence
Knowing the paddle could be a huge disappointment (it was not), we went anyway. It feels like something is missing if we don’t get on the Bark River.
Continue reading River Reunion – Bark “Birdathon” 2022
In our recent upstream / downstream paddle from Wayside Park, Ixonia, we really enjoyed the current so decided on a long lazy float in the same area. We started at Kaul Park and ended at Kanow Park in a life-is-but-a-dream sort of way! Continue reading Rock River Float – Kaul to Kanow on a Cloudy Day 2022
Since Deb had a haircut in Columbus, we took the opportunity to try to paddle farther north than we had last year. This time we didn’t have a time constraint but many rocks under the water had us turning around earlier than we might have. (Take our word for it – Deb’s hair looked marvelous under that visor!)
The second paddle this week because of the (finally) nice weather. It was our friend’s birthday and she requested a short paddle that wasn’t too far from Madison. Continue reading Rock River 2022 – Oxbow Birthday Paddle
This paddle is fun because there are oh so many bridges! You name it – bike bridges, train bridges, pedestrian bridges and road bridges. So a different perspective on Madison. Continue reading “Bridgerton” Wingra Creek 2022
Taking another opportunity to enjoy the waterways near Madison, we introduced our friends to this interesting local paddle gem. Started at Jaeger Park, went through the dam, “said hello” to Lake Waubesa, then returned to paddle the Yahara River towards Mud Lake.
Continue reading Jaeger Park through Babcock Dam to Lake Waubesa
A freaky spring storm downed many trees in Madison which made our casual Sunday paddle more adventurous than expected. You never know what you are going to find on Starkweather Creek (or any waterway for that matter). Continue reading Portage Required!? 2022 Tree Downfall (Starkweather Creek)
As is our tradition, our first paddle of the season was on Mirror Lake / Del-boo creek. We had a late start because of the weird weather and the need of some repairs as explained below. Continue reading 2022 Season Kickoff: Mirror Lake + Del-boo Creek