Aztalan was not the plan

Instead of working on our weekend “to do” list, we decided to find a river. It was late in the day so headed for one of the closest favorite spots, the Bark River at Burnt Village in Fort Atkinson. To our dismay, it was totally green with algae and was no place for any kind of enjoyment. We headed for the Crawfish.

Something new since our last visit long ago – the city of Jefferson does not want boats using the entry/exit that is in “the canoe book”. Instead, they built a boat ramp 1/2 mile down river from the convergence of the Rock (at the dam) and the Crawfish. With only one care on this day, paddle upstream on the Rock was not desirable – thus and so headed up to the Crawfish River put in at Aztalan State Park.

Water level: 189cfs – much too shallow to go south toward Jefferson and the lowest water level for our canoe going north.

We paddled upstream 1 hour to the 94 bridge.

Wildlife: heron, turtle, shore bird, kingfisher, cranes in flight, carp – big fish.