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Wonderful company, Phenomenal Weather
October 18, 2017. Chase Bridge to Smith Bridge
Our Wednesday paddle along the Mason Tract couldn't have been more enjoyable.
Despite the cooler morning temps, the sunshine and clear blue skies had us shedding our jackets after lunch. Our leisurely paddle was complemented by warm conversation and a beautiful backdrop of colorful fall foliage. As the the slow but constant current swept us along, we enjoyed sightings of a great blue heron, who stood its ground as we passed ;quite a few wood ducks; and to our thrill, two eagles majestically soaring together above our heads.
The several fly fishermen we had passed all shared the same response, that they had "caught a few."
Marv, Marlene, Terry, Babs and Greg came out to join me on my first posted paddle. Marv didn't join us on the paddle, however, he was there to see us off and welcome us back; gracious as always, Marv offered to run our shuttle. What a great group!
August 5 Boardman
A slight change of plans, a missed turn (by Lois!), and a head collision
June 29 Lower Platte cleanup
They said we wouldn't find much, but our eagle eyes managed to fill six huge bags - a lot less than in previous years.
June 12 Upper Pine
Three newcomers (and five old-timers) experience one of the loveliest rivers in the area.
June 9 Moving Water Clinic
Two novices learn "everything you ever wanted to know about kayaking on rivers, but were afraid to ask"
May 7 Lower Platte
Eleven people met for a nice afternoon paddle on the Lower Platte River
October 17 Upper Platte Insect Survey
Despite the cool weather, our collection on the Platte River was a lot of fun. Identification of what we collected at three sites reveals a good to excellent stream quality index.
June 24 Upper Platte
Written by the youngest member of the group - Fred's and Judy's grandson, David
May 10 Upper Platte
Upper Platte is open but watch for lots of submerged bush stumps and former bridge/dock hardware
May 9, Upper Platte Insect Survey
The results are in and at the three sites on the Upper Platte River; Reynolds Road, Veteran's Park and Indian Hill Road, the stream quality is EXCELLENT.
Sept. 8 - UPPER Little Manistee
A gorgeous stream on a gorgeous day, with an unauthorized swim, subsequent lessons in ferrying, and minor surgery on our president
July 7 Lower Platte Cleanup
It's getting better, but we still got 8 large bags. Two reports by kids who have been helping out on this trip for several years.
July 3 - Jordan River
Danny met us last Friday, joined the club on Tuesday, and did his first club trip on Wednesday!
May 18 Jordan River
Written by the person who didn't believe us when we said, "Just ride out the wave train all the way to the end; don't turn too soon".
5/10 Postdiluvian Pine Paddle
"A uniquely enjoyable paddle. Lucky to get chance to see it this way, before turns back into highway", as reported by Fred Swartz
Sept 27 Sturgeon
The Sturgeon remains among everyone's top favorite paddles in our area!!!
June 18 Betsie afternoon
Fifteen Hungry Tummies filled, then burning off calories on the river, and a new boat for Marlene!
June 17 Boardman
A spectacular afternoon on our hometown river, and a new trip for two members!