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. Continue reading Deadfall was not our Downfall – Prince’s Point 2022 (Bark)
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
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
We hadn’t paddled the O Bridge for several years because of flooding, bridge rebuilding, and the pandemic. On a surprisingly warm October afternoon, we decided this was just the place to go. Continue reading Revisiting the O Bridge (Fox River)
Finally paddled Chain of Lakes in Hartman Creek State Park near Waupaca for the first time. We had checked it out last fall and got to experience it for real on a fine October afternoon. Continue reading Wisconsin Chain Of Lakes (first time)