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August 16 Pine cleanup from Peterson to Low
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8/16/2017
We did it 6 weeks ago; where did all this stuff come from?
August 14 Boardman from Forks to BBL
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8/14/2017
Another graduation present
August 12 Pigeon River from Webb to Afton Road
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8/12/2017
Lots of paddling, a bit of route-finding, some lumberjack work, and several carry-overs
August 10 Betsie from Homestead Dam to Smith Bridge
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8/10/2017
We got lunch and the trip in before the deluge!
August 8 Kayaking Sleeping Bear Dunes
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8/8/2017
A few waves, sunshine and a mystery submerged kayak
August 6 Manistee from Sharon to M-66
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8/6/2017
Gorgeous weather except for the last 20 minutes.
1st Annual Walton Junction Sportsman's Club Middle Manistee River Cleanup
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8/5/2017
Wow! What a day!
August 5 Boardman
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8/5/2017
A slight change of plans, a missed turn (by Lois!), and a head collision
August 3 Pine cleanup - Walker to Elm Flats
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8/3/2017
No rain; report written by two brand new river kayakers
August 1 Flat Water Rescue Clinic
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8/1/2017
Lots of great info and practice on what to do if you capsize on a lake
July 31 Power Island
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7/31/2017
The Bay was like glass; everyone took a dip - on purpose
July 24 Pine River cleanup, Elm Flats to Dobson
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7/24/2017
Six hardy souls, and only old stuff. Super clear water, great weather!
July 22 Manistee, Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge
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7/22/2017
Cloudy but it didn't rain on our parade.
July 20, 9th Annual South Branch AuSable River Cleanup
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7/20/2017
We teamed up with the Westminster Camp again this year for a really fun day.
July 18 Pine cleanup: Dobson to Peterson
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7/18/2017
A gorgeous day on the Pine, with a variety of ages participating
July 16 Boardman from Scheck's to Shumsky
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7/16/2017
A smart move: to postpone the Pigeon trip originally planned for today
July 11 Sturgeon River
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7/11/2017
80 degree temps and the value of back paddling
July 9 Middle Little Manistee
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7/9/2017
Sunshine, great group, a little lumberjacking and a double eagle!
July 7, 11th Annual National Cherry Festival River Cleanup
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7/7/2017
The BRCS received a grant from the GLC and NCF to do this Annual Cleanup again this year.
July 5 Pine River cleanup - Peterson to Low
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7/5/2017
Everyone is contributing to this report
July 3 Betsie River - County Line to Fred's Landing
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7/3/2017
One portage, one unplanned swim break, one lumberjack project, and a bit of mud
July 2, Boardman, Forks to Schecks
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7/2/2017
Canoes only on this early morning paddle
July 1 Moving water clinic
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7/1/2017
Two more people learn the value of back paddling
June 29 Jordan River
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6/29/2017
Last minute Jordan trip
June 27 Lower Platte Cleanup
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6/27/2017
Seventeen pairs of eyes left no trash un-grabbed!
June 24 Pine Clean Up - High and Not Dry
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6/24/2017
The river was really cranking. The high water was exciting, but limited our clean up.
June 23 Boardman, Schecks to Shumsky
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6/23/2017
Back in the Saddle again!
June 22, 11th Jordan River Cleanup
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6/22/2017
We braved the weather to have another wonderful day on the Jordan.
June 19 Manistee River
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6/19/2017
CCC to W. Sharon Bridge
June 19 Moving Water Clinic
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6/19/2017
Learning the value of leaning downstream, and having car clothes
June 18 Boardman River, Forks to BBL
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6/18/2017
The skies are going to clear up........🎶
June 17 Upper Upper Manistee
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6/17/2017
Itty bitty stream beginning
June 15, 13th Annual N Branch AuSable River "Non" Cleanup Report
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6/15/2017
13 of us paddled the rain swollen N Br on this cool, gorgeous day. Nothing could be better than this one.
June 15 Haserot Park to the Tip of Old Mission
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6/15/2017
Four club members braved the placid waters of Grand Traverse Bay
June 13 Intro to Kayaking class
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6/13/2017
The largest crowd ever, and more jokes
June 12 Pine River - Dobson to Low
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6/12/2017
A little rain (only while driving), a little fog, a lot of solitude, and a BEAR!
June 11 Boardman - BBL to Beitner
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6/11/2017
Four ladies
June 10, 6th Annual Betsie River Sweep
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6/11/2017
We partnered up with the Benzie Conservation District to do this fun cleanup.
June 8, Beitner Landing Toilet Workbee
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6/9/2017
Four of us worked to make the Beitner toilet a nicer place to pee.
June 7 Manistee: Hole in the Fence to CCC Bridge
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6/7/2017
A new access for the Manistee River!
June 6 Upper Platte
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6/6/2017
Sunshine, lunch, camaraderie, wildlife, water bottle issues
June 4 Manistee from 131 to Baxter
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6/4/2017
Summer is here!
June 3, 13th Annual BRCS Raffle
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6/3/2017
The BRCS holds its combined raffle with the GTCD and the KHS-ODAC for the 13th year.
June 2 East Bay from Yuba to Petobego
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6/2/2017
Water like glass
June 1 - 10th Annual Upper Platte River Cleanup
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6/2/2017
The TAPC teamed up with the Benzie Conservation District again this year to do this multi-section project.
June 1 "How to Buy a Kayak" class
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6/1/2017
Once again, John & Lois were available to help spend other people's money
May 31 - Wednesday Night JSU at Lake Dubonnet
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5/31/2017
eagles sighted by Mike, Barb, Dean, Diane, Sara, Tracie, Linda & Glenn
May 30 - Sturgeon Thrillseeker on 4th try
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5/30/2017
high, fast, fun paddle, Jocelyn, Max & Sara
May 29 Memorial Day on the Manistee
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5/29/2017
Few other paddlers except our group of 13; eagles, geese galore, ferry lessons, beat the rain, a bit of wind; Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
May 27, 13th Annual Boardman River Clean Sweep Event
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5/27/2017
76 of us came to the BRCS. It was a perfect day and we found the river to be cleaner than ever before.
May 23 - Pine, Dobson to Low Bridge
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5/23/2017
chased the rain away, riding riffles & admiring wildflowers
May 19 South Branch of the AuSable
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5/19/2017
Cool, but wonderfully pleasant and sunny
May 17 Pine River - Elm Flats to Peterson
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5/17/2017
Summertime in the middle of May!
May 14 Mother's Day on the Pere Marquette
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5/14/2017
Six old friends and two "new" ones
May 14 - Manistee River Trail hike & paddle
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5/14/2017
paddle 10 miles from Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge
May 13, 1st Annual Kids Creek / GT Commons Cleanup
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5/13/2017
We took 4000 pounds of trash from the Commons and Creek in 2.5 hours.
May 13 - S Branch AuSable paddle & hike
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5/13/2017
10 mile paddle followed by 9 mile hike back along Mason Tract
Boardman River Forks to BBL
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5/9/2017
Another hometown river adventure
May 6 - 1st Annual Spring Cleanup on the STURGEON RIVER by the SRS
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5/6/2017
The Sturgeon River Sweepers are up and running in Wolverine
May 4 - Boardman finale, Beitner Rapids
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5/4/2017
riding the rapids, no other "takers" this afternoon
May 4 - Boardman, BBL to Beitner River
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5/4/2017
sunshine & high water = warm & fast fun with friends
April 29, 2017 - Jordan flows free
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5/1/2017
First paddle on the Jordan with the tubes gone
Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge
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4/25/2017
Double Tsunami
April 28 A beautiful Afternoon on the AuSable
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4/28/2017
Nine members enjoyed an afternoon on the river.
April 24 - Recon Upper Platte, Veterans Park to Platte Lake
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4/25/2017
Reconnaissance paddle with Jocelyn
April 22 - Earth Day tree planting along Boardman
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4/22/2017
Earth Day = plant trees at Brown Bridge Quiet Area
April 8, 2017 Boardman, Brown Bridge to Beitner
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4/8/2017
Bob Fitch's 1st paddle of the season with 6 others, 65F at finish
Hodenpyl Dam Access Closed - April 24 - May 26 - 2017
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4/3/2017
Notice
Jordan River - New DNR Site At Old State Rd Bridge
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3/6/2017
Meeting and plans for this facility
Oct 29 - S Br AuSable paddle & hike back Mason Tract
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10/29/2016
golden tamaracks as fall colors draw to a close
Oct 20, 2016 - Upper Manistee River Dock Removal
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10/20/2016
We took another dock out of the river. This time it was the Upper Manistee. That makes 121.
October 16 Annual Party and Meeting
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10/16/2016
Good food, company and prizes!
Oct 16 - Boardman Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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10/16/2016
Fall colors, balmy fog, blue heron & 2 newcomers
October 15: Manistee - Hodenpyl Dam to Red Bridge
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10/15/2016
Amazing color tour!
Oct 15 - Manistee, Old US 131 CG to Baxter Bridge
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10/15/2016
Db your pleasure, db your fun, a full day hike & paddle with 9 friends
Oct 11 - Upper Platte, Veteran's Park to Platte Lake
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10/11/2016
Fall fun with 2 BFF, 2nd Tuesday in a row!
October 8 Pine River: Walker to Dobson
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10/9/2016
Fall has arrived; cool temps but warm hearts
Oct. 4 Manistee - 131 to Baxter Bridge
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10/6/2016
A nice day on a pretty stretch of the Manistee. Just a tinge of fall color
Oct 4 - Sturgeon Thrillseeker, Wolverine to Fisher Woods
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10/4/2016
high, fast, turny, twisty fun in the sun for 3 BFF
Oct 2 - Boardman Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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10/2/2016
cloudy & rain didn't dampen our spirits
Sept 29 - Upper Platte
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10/1/2016
warm sunshine & beginning of fall
Sept. 29 Main AuSable
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9/30/2016
Fall is slowly starting to show in the trees
September 25 South Branch of the AuSable
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9/25/2016
Fall is upon us
Sept 24 - 6th Annual Upper Manistee River Cleanup
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9/25/2016
We finally got a wonderful day to do this event after 6 years of doing it in the rain, wind, snow and sleet.
Sep 18 Jordan River
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9/18/2016
I get by with a little help from my friends!
Sept 17 Downtown Cleanup - Boardman River
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9/17/2016
We did it again with rain in the forecast.
Sep 15 Boardman River
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9/15/2016
Another beautiful run from Forks to BBL
September 12 - Upper Platte River
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9/14/2016
Fishy Business
September 12 Sturgeon River
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9/12/2016
One Sturgeon Virgin and four River Rats seek the joys of our fastest river during a period of high water.
Sept 10, 2016 4th Annual Anglers of the AuSable - SBr River Cleanup
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9/10/2016
We teamed up with the AofA to paddle the S Branch.
September 8 Hodenpyle-Red Bridge
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9/9/2016
Marlene saves the day (or at least mine)
September 6 Pine River cleanup: Peterson to Low
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9/6/2016
The best cleanup with the BEST crew ever!
September 4 Betsie from County Line to Fred's Landing
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9/4/2016
A new river, and new friends!
Sep 3 Manistee River 612-72
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9/3/2016
Team work
September 2 Boardman from Forks to BBL
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9/3/2016
Only one unplanned swim break, and an elegant one at that!
August 31 Sturgeon River
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8/31/2016
Four Sturgeon Virgins!
August 29th Lower Platte Cleanup
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8/31/2016
The trip was a blast and we found lots of trash!!
August 29 Lower Platte Cleanup
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8/29/2016
Trash, glorious trash!
August 28 Manistee from M-72 to CCC Bridge
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8/28/2016
So glad we moved the trip from a rainy Saturday to a sunny Sunday!
August 25 - Golden Cedar River Cleanup - Gladwin, MI
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8/25/2016
We tried this river last year and we wanted to come back. It's gorgeous.
August 25 Boardman, Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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8/25/2016
We set this trip up just for Mike, and Mother Nature smiled on us.
August 22 Upper Platte
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8/22/2016
Good group, good current, sunny skies
Aug 21 Main Branch AuSable
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8/21/2016
TAPC 1
Neptune 0
August 21, Big Boardman Float For Funding
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8/21/2016
Fund Raiser for the BRCS Sanitary Fund at the Rare Bird Brewery
August 20, 6 River Sweep - Divided By Two
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8/20/2016
The 6 River Sweep (6rs) was a mess this year but we got some of it done during the carnage on the Sturgeon and the small turnout on the Boyne and Pigeon.
August 19 Jordan River
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8/19/2016
A quiet paddle on a gorgeous river, and we almost beat the rain
August 17 Pere Marquette
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8/17/2016
Gift cards, sunshine, another harem for John, and having the river to ourselves.
August 14 Middle Little Manistee
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8/14/2016
Lots of twists and turns
August 11 Afternoon on the Betsie
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8/19/2016
The trip went well.
August 10 Pine River cleanup, Walker to Elm Flats
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8/10/2016
Three newbies, lots of stabbings, loaner boats galore!
August 8 Manistee Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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8/8/2016
High school graduation present!
Aug 7 Manistee, Sharon Rd to M-66
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8/7/2016
New, old & infrequent
Aug 4 S. Br. AuSable
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8/4/2016
Girls just wanna have FUN!
August 3 JSU (Just Show Up) on Arbutus Lake
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8/3/2016
A pleasant evening close to home
August 3 Solo trip on the Boardman from BBL to Beitner
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8/3/2016
Amazing all the things you notice when you're alone
Aug. 2 Paddling on a Mirror to Power Island
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8/2/2016
A warm beautiful summer day on the big lake.
July 31 Manistee River Rainbow Jim's to 131 Roadside Park
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7/31/2016
Big river, Big fun
July 30 Upper Pine
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7/30/2016
Newbie tackles the "raging torrents" of the Upper Pine
July 29 Sturgeon River
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7/29/2016
Fun and twisty and fast!
July 26 Pine cleanup from Dobson to Peterson
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7/26/2016
Another fun cleanup and a beautiful day to be on the water!
July 25 Crystal River
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7/25/2016
Three Amigas strike again
July 23 Upper Manistee
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7/23/2016
John and his harem: seven old and new women!
July 23 - ACA - Betsie River Tree Trimming Project
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7/23/2016
We had to do something to get the fishing line off the Homestead to US31 section of the Betsie. The BRCS got a grant for this project.
July 22 Boardman from Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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7/22/2016
Eleven Brave the Heat and Paddle the Boardman
July 21 - 8th Annual S Br of AuSable River Cleanup
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7/21/2016
The weather looked really bad but with the help of the DNR we dodged the bullet on this one.
July 20 Kayak the Dunes
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7/20/2016
Waves, sunshine, eagle, rescue practice, warm water, concert!
July 18 Lower Platte Cleanup
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7/18/2016
Three newcomers, ten dollars, sunglasses, a good Swiss Army knife. What more is needed?
July 17 Jordan River
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7/17/2016
Timing is Everything
July 16 Manistee - Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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7/16/2016
Sunshine and fun!
July 14 Pine River cleanup: Elm Flats to Dobson
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7/14/2016
a lot of old cans, and teamwork
July 10 Pigeon River
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7/10/2016
It was an adventure!
10th Annual - BRCS - National Cherry Festival Cleanup
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7/8/2016
It looked like rain and it didn't disappoint. But the river was amazingly clean.
July 6 Pine River cleanup, Peterson to Low
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7/6/2016
Read all about it! Rescue plus a break-in! Trashy folks rule!
July 4 Boardman from Forks to Scheck's
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7/4/2016
We were off the river before the fudgies woke up!
July 3 - Upper Platte, Veteran's Park to Deadstream Rd
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7/3/2016
morning solitude on the river
July 2 Upper Manistee River
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7/2/2016
A fun day on the river and a screw up we could all laugh about.
July 2 Manistee River, Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge
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7/2/2016
fast 2 hr paddle, on a rescue mission ...
June 29 Lower Platte cleanup
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6/29/2016
They said we wouldn't find much, but our eagle eyes managed to fill six huge bags - a lot less than in previous years.
Boardman June 28 Morning
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6/30/2016
Delightful morning on the Boardman
June 25 Upper Pine Cleanup
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6/25/2016
An excellent day for diving for beer cans!
June 25 - Manistee River Trail hike & paddle
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6/25/2016
4 for hike, joined by 4 more for paddle
June 23, 10th Annual Jordan River Clean Sweep
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6/23/2016
We broke into two groups to clean the entire length of the Jordan
June 23 - Sturgeon Thrillseeker with 2 first-timers
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6/23/2016
Their comments: "It was tougher than I expected. My arms are going to be sore. Not much time to appreciate the scenery, when you're always reading the river!"
June 21 Betsie River Grace Road to Lewis Bridge
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6/21/2016
A new section of river for the Texas gal
June 21, New Toilet at Shumsky Landing
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6/21/2016
We have worked hard to get this toilet at Shumsky Landing and finally it's there.
June 20 Lower Platte Solstice trip
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6/21/2016
A great way to celebrate the Summer Solstice!
June 19 Betsie River - County Line to Fred's Landing
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6/19/2016
A Texas gal revels in northern Michigan
June 19 - Sturgeon Father's Day paddle, Wolverine to Fisher Woods
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6/19/2016
3 first-timers loved the Sturgeon
June 18 Betsie - Homestead Dam to Smith Bridge
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9/1/2016
A day at the Betsie Spa
June 17 - 10th Annual N Br AuSable Non-Cleanup
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6/17/2016
The N Br is so clean that we call this a Non-Cleanup.
June 17 Tip of Old Mission
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6/17/2016
Totally calm on the Bay, good friends and the lighthouse park
June 14 Intro to Kayaking class
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6/14/2016
Fifteen people learned everything they ever wanted to know about paddling, but were afraid to ask
June 14 - Boardman, Brown Bridge Landing to Oleson Bridge
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6/14/2016
Irises & rapids with Jocelyn & Max
June 12 Upper Pine
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6/12/2016
Three newcomers (and five old-timers) experience one of the loveliest rivers in the area.
June 11 - 5th Annual Betsie River CleanUp /w Benzie Conservation District
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6/11/2016
This is the fifth year we have pulled this project off and it didn't rain. Plus the river is finally getting cleaner.
June 9 Moving Water Clinic
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6/9/2016
Two novices learn "everything you ever wanted to know about kayaking on rivers, but were afraid to ask"
June 7 Pine River from Elm Flats to Peterson
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6/7/2016
The calendar said June, but Mother Nature said "long johns"! Report by a Pine first timer who got into the cleanup spirit!
June 6 Jordan River
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6/6/2016
Two newbies learn the value of a back-ferry
June 4, Boardman River Clean Sweep Raffle - 2016
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6/4/2016
This raffle is the sole fund raiser for the BRCS.
June 2 - 1st Annual Upper Platte River Sweep
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6/2/2016
We cleaned the entire Upper Platte River in one morning for the first time. Then we ate.
May 30 - Upper Platte afternoon after morning bike ride
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5/30/2016
Sara's new bike & paddle combination
May 30 Memorial Day on the Manistee
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5/30/2016
Several new members on a stunning day!
May 28, 2106 - 12th Annual Boardman River Clean Sweep
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5/28/2016
A beautiful day for the 12th Boardman River Clean Sweep
May 26 Boardman Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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5/26/2016
Mother Nature gave us a blessing
May 24 Pine, Dobson Bridge to Low Bridge riffles
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5/24/2016
high & fast, sunny & warm = perfect day on the Pine
May 23 Jordan River
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5/23/2016
A spectacular trip; where was everyone else?
May 22 Manistee Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge
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5/22/2016
Manistee Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge
May 21 Upper Platte
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5/21/2016
Amazing marsh marigolds, and only one dip. Summertime is almost here!
May 17 Pre-BRCS Forks to Schecks Cleanup
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5/17/2016
We wanted to do a CLUB members only cleanup on our favorite section of the Boardman.
May 16 Manistee from 612 to M-72
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5/16/2016
A nice afternoon on the Manistee from 612 to M-72
May 11 Main AuSable
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5/11/2016
Sunshine, marsh marigolds and a new TAPC member
May 8 - S Br AuSable hike & paddle
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5/8/2016
paddle AM, hike PM, 20 miles in 6+ hrs
May 7 Lower Platte
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5/7/2016
Eleven people met for a nice afternoon paddle on the Lower Platte River
May 3 - Upper Platte, Veteran's to Deadstream
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5/3/2016
Reconnaissance paddle, fast, warm & lots of wildlife
April 23 - Boardman, Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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4/23/2016
a wet re-entry after portage
April 17 Lower Platte
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4/17/2016
Easy river season opener
April 17, 2016 - Boardman RECONNAISSANCE
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4/17/2016
70s sunshine on 2nd day of "early" summer
Dec 12, 2015 - Brown Bridge Toilet - Handicap Access Added
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12/23/2015
The BBL Toilet was placed last year in late October. Since then it has had a makeshift stepping stone entry path. The new poured handicapped access was placed 12/20/2015.
Nov 3 - Upper Platte, Veteran's Memorial Park to Platte Lake
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11/3/2015
summery warmth & sunshine on tamarack tour
Nov 2 - Boardman, Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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11/2/2015
warm & sunny golden tamarack tour
October 24, 2015 - Brown Bridge Tree Planting Project
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10/24/2015
We planted 18 large native Legacy Trees made possible with a grant from the American Canoe Association and LL Bean.
Oct 22 - Pine, Dobson to Low Bridge
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10/22/2015
cool but sunny birthday paddle
October 17 Upper Platte Insect Survey
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11/19/2015
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.
October 14 - Manistee from Rainbow Jim's to US-131
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10/23/2015
Fall colors - a bit nippy
October 10 Pine River, Elm Flats to Peterson
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10/10/2015
Amazing fall colors and sunshine!
Oct 10 - Boardman fall colors
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10/10/2015
The Forks State Forest Campground to Brown Bridge Landing
October 7 Jordan River
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10/7/2015
Sunshine and fall colors!
October 6 Main AuSable River
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10/6/2015
What could be better?
October 3 Manistee from US-131 to Baxter
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10/3/2015
Fall is officially here!
Oct 2 Boardman River from Brown Bridge to Beitner Rd.
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10/2/2015
A glorious day on the Boardman River!
September 28 Upper Platte
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9/28/2015
A new member! Can this be late September?
Sept 27 - S Branch of AuSable paddle & Mason Tract hike
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9/27/2015
my first fall hike & paddle with a little fall color
September 26 South Branch of the AuSable
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9/26/2015
Fall colors! Unique lunch.
Sept 26 - Sturgeon Rescue
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9/26/2015
uneventful paddle on warm, sunny afternoon for our experienced group of 6
2nd Annual Boardman River Downtown Cleanup W/ The Goodwill Street Outreach
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9/26/2015
We worked with the homeless leaders to do the cleanup in Downtown Traverse City.
September 24 Jordan River
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9/24/2015
Marlene is the queen of spotting, and Glenn takes the prize for removal!r
September 22 Manistee Paddle
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9/22/2015
Last day of summer!
September 21 Pine cleanup from Peterson to Low
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9/21/2015
A LONG day, four surprising additions to the crew, great sunshine. We are making a difference!
Sept 20 Annual Party/Meeting
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9/22/2015
Great people, great food - an excellent time was had by all!
September 20 Boardman: Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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9/20/2015
Just glorious and quiet!
September 20 Upper Platte River
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9/20/2015
Superb early fall weather!
Sept 19. 2015 - 5th Upper Manistee River Cleanup With UMRA
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9/19/2015
The BRCS, TAPC and the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Green Team joined forces with the UMRA to do this multiple event project
Sept. 16 A pleasant morning paddle on the Boardman River - Forks to Scheck's
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9/16/2015
The day was so nice two of our group decided to stay on the river all the way to Brown Bridge.
Sept 14, 2015 - One More Piece Of Boardman River Flood Debris - Removal
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9/14/2015
We got it out in record time.
Sept 12, 2015 - 2nd Annual S Br AuSable River Cleanup W/ The Anglers of the AuSable
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9/12/2015
We were invited to participate again by the AofA and we were happy to join in.
Sept 10 Upper Platte
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9/10/2015
Not exactly a fair weather paddle
Sept 9 Boardman, Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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9/9/2015
Respite from recent rains
September 5 Upper Pine River
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9/5/2015
One wet exit, by Bella!
September 2 Sturgeon River
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9/2/2015
See "Trio Tackles the Sturgeon"
August 31 Power Island
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8/31/2015
A bit of wind, lots of sunshine
August 30 Betsie River, County Line to Fred's Landing
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8/30/2015
Some good quotes, and lovely weather
August 27 Little Manistee from Driftwood Valley to Nine Mile
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8/27/2015
Sunshine, a new put-in, clear water, and nobody else around!
August 27, 2015 - Golden Cedar River Cleanup With Jay's Sporting Goods Crew
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8/27/2015
What a great time we had doing this first time cleanup on the Golden Cedar River
August 25 Pine River cleanup, Elm Flats to Dobson
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8/25/2015
A little rain, a bunch of trash, a beer fountain and $30.15
August 22, 2015 - 6 River Cleanup - Sturgeon River
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8/22/2015
We added our efforts to the local river cleaners.
August 21 Jordan River
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8/21/2015
Sunshine, blue skies and blue herons
August 17 - Two Hearted River
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8/17/2015
Lower section only due to predicted thunder/lightning
August 16 - Indian River in the Upper Peninsula (near Manistique)
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8/16/2015
A new adventure on a gorgeous stream, with many varieties of wildlife
August 14 Moving Water Basics
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8/14/2015
A private lesson for a new member - who will join on Sept. 1
August 12 Pine River cleanup, Walker to Elm Flats
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8/12/2015
Awesome performance by Mark Miltner, the king of canoeing!
August 8 Upper Pine River
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8/8/2015
Birthday cupcakes!
August 5 Manistee - Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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8/5/2015
Two recent high school graduates embark on their first river trip, plus Linda has a new boat!
August 3, 2015 - Golden Cedar River Recon
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8/4/2015
I went to Gladwin to check out the Golden Cedar River in preparation for the August 27th Jay's Sporting Goods outing.
August 2 - Boardman from BBL to Shumsky
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8/2/2015
Trip was a bit eventful; out by noon - rain hit 45 minutes later
July 30, 2015 - Upper Platte River Revisited
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7/30/2015
We went back to pick up 11 pieces of flood debris that we had taken out earlier but couldn't get to the dumpster.
July 30 Main AuSable
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7/30/2015
Liberation Day!
July 23, 2015 - 8th Annual South Branch AuSable River Cleanup
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7/24/2015
We got a great day for this cleanup.
July 20 Pine River cleanup, Peterson to Low
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7/20/2015
Twelve hearty souls, two from out of the state. Lots of compliments from other river users!
July 19 A beautiful day on the Betsie from County Line to Fred's Landing
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7/19/2015
The trip was originally scheduled for Saturday, but the rain had us postpone the trip to Sunday
Manistee Rainbow Jim's to M-131 park
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7/16/2015
Another John & his harem
July 15 Pere Marquette with the birthday boy
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7/15/2015
Only three of us, but DEE-lightful!
July 13 Boardman cleanup - Shumsky to Beitner
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7/13/2015
Six intrepid souls came together with less than 24 hours notice - a job well done!
July 13, 2015 - Final Upper Platte River Flood Debris Removal Project
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7/13/2015
It rained but we knew we could do it anyway and we did!
July 11 Manistee - Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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7/11/2015
A good time was had by ALL!
July 10, 2015 - 8th Annual National Cherry Festival - BRCS
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7/10/2015
What a gorgeous day to paddle the Downtown section.
July 8 Lower Platte Cleanup
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7/8/2015
Written by the kids of the group - it was amazing how much stuff we picked up - nine giant bags!
July 7 Manistee from Sharon to M-66
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7/7/2015
The rain had stopped, the sun came out, but is this really JULY?
July 6, 2105 - Upper Platte River - More Debris Removed
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7/6/2015
Mike and I started the project
July 4 Upper Manistee
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7/4/2015
A lovely way to spend a quiet Independence Day
July 2 Pine Cleanup, Dobson to Peterson
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7/2/2015
Only 5 of us, but we got the job done!
June 26 A Perfect Day on the Pine River
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6/26/2015
A beautiful, sunny day, few bugs, and nice water levels made for a perfect day for 8 members.
June 24 - Norm's 10th Jordan Clean-Up
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6/26/2015
but without Norm :-(
June 24 Upper Platte
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6/24/2015
Written by the youngest member of the group - Fred's and Judy's grandson, David
Upper Platte River - Monster Deck Removal
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6/22/2015
We thought this one would be a snap. WE WERE WRONG!!!!
June 21 Boardman from the Forks
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6/21/2015
A new member gives her impressions. And, we picked up trash too.
June 20 - Betsie River Homestead Dam to Smith Bridge
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6/20/2015
Last day of Spring
June 19 South Branch of the AuSable
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6/19/2015
Sunshine! Blue skies! Nobody else there!
June 16 - Sturgeon, Wolverine to Fisher Woods
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6/18/2015
ALL CLEAR !
June 16 - Lake Dubonnet
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6/16/2015
Two days notice, 13 paddlers including three who just joined the TAPC
June 14 - Torch River - the ultimate change of venue
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6/14/2015
This is the story of the paddle outing that wasn't....
June 13 - Boardman Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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6/13/2015
paddled Harold's tandem with broken ribs
4rd Annual Betsie River Clean Sweep
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6/13/2015
Mike Jones and the Benzie Conservation District led this great event
June 11 Jordan River
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6/11/2015
A little rain, but not enough to stop us
14th Annual N Br AuSable River Non-Cleanup
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6/11/2015
This is the cleanest river we paddle and we love it. Today it was the most beautiful we have ever seen it.
June 9 Intro to Kayaking Class
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6/11/2015
A success - with live TV coverage!
June 9 - Pine - Dobson to Low
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6/9/2015
Leaderless Foray on the Pine
2015 Boardman River Clean Sweep Raffle
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6/7/2015
For the second year we had the e raffle a week after the BRCS event. It was held at the Adams Fly Festival in Kingsley again.
Pine River Insect Survey - It's "Fly City" on that stream.
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6/5/2015
Stream Quality:
Silver Creek - Fair
Elm Flats - Good
Peterson Bridge - Good

The large number of biting flies in the samples is noteworthy.
8th Annual Upper Platte River Cleanup and Recon
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6/4/2015
We did the cleanup and found 14 docks, decks and large flood debris
June 4 Boardman - Forks to Brown Bridge
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6/4/2015
6 TAPC members had a nice paddle from the Forks to Brown Bridge
June 2 - Boardman cleanup, BBL to Shumsky
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6/2/2015
We picked up both trash and swimmers
May 30, 2015 - 11th Annual BRCS Event
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5/31/2015
It poured and the river was full so we did a different kind of project
May 28 Boardman from Shumsky to Beitner
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5/28/2015
Cleaning up. Back in the saddle again!
May 24 2015 A pleasant day on the Main AuSable
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5/24/2015
Eight of us plus a dog travelled from Penrod's in Grayling down to Stephan Bridge.
May 24 Upper Platte
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5/24/2015
perfect holiday weekend paddle
May 23, 2015 A perfect day on the Betsie
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5/24/2015
Paddled from Wallin/Long to Lindy Road
May 20: Forks-BBL
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5/20/2015
blossom time
May 16 Boardman Lake
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5/16/2015
An easy tour with no wind, and sunshine!
May 3 - 13 Paddling the Ozark rivers in Missouri
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5/13/2015
Six members drove down to Eminence Missouri, stayed in a three bedroom rental house, and did day trips on local rivers.
May 10 Upper Platte
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5/13/2015
Upper Platte is open but watch for lots of submerged bush stumps and former bridge/dock hardware
May 9, Upper Platte Insect Survey
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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.
May 3 Boardman - Forks to Brown Bridge
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5/3/2015
Boardman Forks to Brown Bridge is open with out any carryovers.
April 18, 2015 Manistee From Hwy 612- M72
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4/18/2015
Beautiful sunny day for first paddle of the season.
Nov 3 - Pine, Dobson to Low Bridge
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11/3/2014
only one last minute taker, Jack
Oct 26 - Boardman Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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10/26/2014
Golden tamarack tour
Oct 25 - Manistee River Trail hike & paddle
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10/25/2014
gorgeous fall day with friends
October 25, 2014 - Sabin Pond Upper Bank Dumpsite Cleanup
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10/25/2014
This was a VERY old dump site from the early 1900's through the late 50s.
October 20, 2014 - PERMANENT Toilet Placed at Brown Bridge Landing
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10/25/2014
Permanent vault toilet placed at Brown Bridge Landing FINALLY!
October 19, 2014 - TAPC Annual Meeting
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10/19/2014
Our Annual meeting was held at the OPA Greek Grill tonight.
Hodenpyl Trip - more full color
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10/15/2014
Relaxing, Colorful trip on the Manistee
October 11 Manistee River - Baxter to Harvey
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10/11/2014
A fall color extravaganza!
October 9 Upper Platte
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10/11/2014
A small but successful trip
Sept. 28 South Branch of the AuSable
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9/28/2014
It doesn't get prettier than this!
Combined Downtown Boardman River Cleanup With The Homeless
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9/27/2014
Today we we did something that has never been done before.
Manistee River Trail hike & paddle #1
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9/27/2014
leaves starting to turn & fast current on summery fall day
Sept. 27 Lower Platte cleanup
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9/27/2014
Who could have predicted such a perfect day for a cleanup?
Sept. 25 Beautiful fall day on our hometown river
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9/25/2014
Small group paddled the Boardman from the Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
Sept. 19 Upper Pine cleanup
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9/19/2014
Gorgeous weather, only three bags of stuff and a super-cooperative group
Sunrise on the Boardman
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9/14/2014
Fall is in the air
Sept. 14 Pine cleanup for 9/11 community service: Pete to Low
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9/14/2014
Last Pine Cleanup of the season on Peterson to Low!
Sept 13 - Manistee River hike AM & paddle PM #1
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9/13/2014
5 braved the 43-degree cold & forecast for rain
Toilets and Totes Project Report
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9/12/2014
The TAPC and BRCS placed toilets and totes at two landing during the summer of 2014 and it was a huge success.
Sept 9 - Sturgeon Thrillseeker
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9/9/2014
Nothing to it! Finished so fast, almost went a 2nd time!
Sept. 9 Lake Dubonnet Morning
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9/9/2014
Lois led a delightful morning paddle on Lake Dubonnet
Sept 7 - Boardman, Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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9/7/2014
Celebrated Marv's 78th birthday
September 7 Sturgeon River
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9/7/2014
More fun than a barrel of monkeys - maybe a few wet monkeys!
Sept 6, 2014 - South Branch AuSable River Cleanup
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9/6/2014
We teamed up with the Anglers of the AuSable and the The Gates Lodge to do this one.
Sept 4 - Upper Platte AM between storms
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9/4/2014
No rain, a little sun & fast water
September 3 Evening on Boardman Lake
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9/3/2014
So peaceful and so close to home!
September 2 Upper Platte Cleanup
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9/2/2014
All day workout!
August 31 Upper Manistee
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8/31/2014
Where else can you find solitude on Labor Day weekend?
August 28 Pine Cleanup from Walker Bridge to Elm Flats
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8/28/2014
Great weather, great group, lots of old trash
August 26, 2014 Jack's Au Sable Gut Puller II
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8/27/2014
The Swampthing emerges.
August 26, 2014 - South Branch Post Flood Debris Dismantling Project
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8/27/2014
This project showed how only 5 of us could do this much damage in just one day.
Aug 24 - Boardman, Brown Bridge Landing to Oleson Bridge
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8/24/2014
Sunday summer morning & no other paddlers
August 23, 2014 - 2nd Annual 6 River Sweep
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8/24/2014
The BRCS led this year for the first (and hopefully the last) time
Aug 21 - Pine, Dobson to Low Bridge for 8
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8/21/2014
Great weather, lots of riffles & fun friends, a purr-fect combination!
Upper BetsieLeisure Paddle
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8/20/2014
Serious relaxation during a leisurely paddle on the upper Betsie with summer flow levels.
Aug. 17 Upper Pine River
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8/17/2014
Six members paddled from Briar Patch to PRPC's landing near Silver Creek Campground.
Aug 17 Upper Platte morning
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8/17/2014
Punctuated by an eagle perched up above
August 15 Pine cleanup: Peterson to Low
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8/15/2014
The usual stuff, but a bit less this time around. The best group ever!!!
August 14 Shumsky through Beitner Rapids
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8/14/2014
Some wildlife and some wild times in the rapids!
Dawn on the Boardman
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8/13/2014
A sunrise, a bit of mist, great shooting
August 10 Manistee from Sharon to M-66
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8/10/2014
Great sand sculpture along the way and a mysterious letter in a bottle!
August 9 - Manistee - CR612 to M-72
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8/9/2014
Summer lovin
August 8 Jordan River
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8/8/2014
One of our last trips through the tubes
Aug 5 - Sturgeon Totem Pole Mystery Discovered
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8/7/2014
Meet the queen, ladies in waiting & court jesters of the totem pole...
August 5 Boardman: BBL to Beitner
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8/5/2014
A glorious morning that made us feel lucky to live here!
August 1 Betsie from County Line to Fred's Landing
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8/1/2014
No obstructions!
July 30 Kayak the Dunes from Glen Haven to Empire
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7/30/2014
Sunshine, blue skies and clear water!
July 29 Boardman and cookout
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7/29/2014
Another Great Day
July 28 Pine River cleanup: Elm Flats to Dobson
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7/28/2014
The river is getting cleaner all the time: 4 giant bags of trash found
July 26 Middle Little Manistee
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7/26/2014
Naked man to the rescue!
July 23, 2014 - Almost Final Boardman River Flood Debris Removal Project
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7/24/2014
FINAL!!! is the key word here. This took way longer than last year. OOPS. We missed a few. It's still not over.
July 22 Moving Water Clinic
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7/22/2014
Lots of new lessons, written by the new princess of trash
July 22 - Forks to Brown Bridge Landing morning
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7/22/2014
uneventful but fun socializing on beautiful section of the Boardman
July 21 Power Island
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7/21/2014
Sunshine and a "shimmering isle" in West Bay
July 19 Manistee River: Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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7/19/2014
Lots of people at the put-in, but once we were on the river, peace and tranquility, except for one incident....
July 18 Pine River cleanup, Peterson to Low
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7/18/2014
A glorious day with a super crew
July 16, 2014 - 7th Annual South Branch AuSable River Cleanup
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7/18/2014
What a glorious day - for a change! Not much trash but we did find a disturbing development.
Upper Pine, 15 miles in 5 hrs on sunny day
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7/17/2014
Briarpatch to Elm Flats adventure with 4 friends
July 12 - S Branch of AuSable paddle, hike back Mason Tract
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7/12/2014
3.5 hr paddle, 3.5 hr hike & dinner with friends
July 12 Betsie River: County Line to Fred's Landing
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7/12/2014
Less problematic than expected
July 11, 2014 - BRCS - 7th Annual National Cherry Festival - Double Cleanup
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7/12/2014
We cleaned both downtown sections - The pond and the river - with two crews.
July 11 Boardman - BBL to Beitner
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7/11/2014
A nice peaceful journey with wildlife!
July 10, 2014 - Huckleberry Heiam Dock Removal
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7/12/2014
We FINALLY were able to get the last two flood debris dock pieces out of the BBL to SL sections of the Boardman.
July 9 Pine River cleanup, Dobson to Peterson
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7/9/2014
Dobson to Peterson, and sunshine finally
July 6 Upper Pine River
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7/6/2014
Peace and quiet (and no air show crowds) on July 4th weekend!
July 5 Morning Trip on the upper Boardman
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7/5/2014
Nine members of the club paddled from the Forks to Scheck's.
July 2 Pine cleanup changed to dry land
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7/2/2014
When Mother Nature gives you lemons, make lemonade!
July 1 - Sturgeon Thrillseeker, Wolverine to Fisher Woods
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7/1/2014
high from recent rain, warm sunshine & great friends
June 30 - Sturgeon River
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6/30/2014
More fun than a barrel of monkeys!
June 28 Lower Platte Cleanup
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6/28/2014
A surprising amount of trash, great ranger cooperation, warm temps and flies at the end.
June 28 - Upper Platte "High"
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6/28/2014
Fast water, fast group with only 3 & fast wildlife
June 26, 2014 - 9th Annual Jordan River CleanUp
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6/27/2014
9 years of doing this project and Jordan is getting to be really clean. I hope we can keep it that way.
June 26 - High & Fast Pine, Dobson to Low Bridge
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6/26/2014
4.6 ft high & 432 cfs fast, for a GR-R-REAT day on the Pine!
June 25, 2014 - Post Flood Debris Project - River Pitch to Shumsky
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6/27/2014
Four of us continued the project to remove post flood debris from the Boardman River. Of course, it rained on us again.
June 21 UPPER Little Manistee
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6/21/2014
Either you were in the exhausted lumberjack group, or you waited a lot
June 20, 2104 - Boardman River Flood Debris Removal Project
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6/20/2014
It rained hard and we canceled but some of us went anyway and did what we could without paddling. It was a good day.
June 21, 2014 - 3rd Annual Betsie River Clean Sweep
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6/29/2014
We will never again take the Betsie for granted. We never have seen it the way it was today.
June 19 Upper Manistee
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6/19/2014
From "John's" Landing to County 612
June 16 Boardman: Forks to BBL
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6/16/2014
Trip was posted about 16 hours before it went, and we still got 5 people
June 13 Pine River - Elm Flats to Peterson
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6/13/2014
Cold, but still enjoyable.
June 12 - Betsie River
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6/12/2014
A trip planned especially for the twins!
June 12 N Branch of AuSable
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6/12/2014
only early season for fast current & gravel coverage
June 10 Intro to Kayaking class
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6/11/2014
A huge success for the general public - we already got some new club members
June 10, 2014 - BRCS Shumsky to Beitner Section
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6/10/2014
While cleaning the final section of the BRCS, we found lots of large post flood debris pieces.
June 9 Shumsky through Beitner Rapids
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6/9/2014
It really WAS a "difficult trip"
June 7 Morning on the Boardman
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6/8/2014
A gorgeous day on an empty river, with one swim break
June 7, 2014 - BRCS Raffle - Results
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6/8/2014
The BRCS raffle was a huge success.
June 5 - Upper Platte River Cleanup
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6/5/2014
19 of us had a ball on the Upper Platte.
June 3 - Grueling day on the AuSable
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6/3/2014
Actually the only difficult part was ...
June 3 - Upper Platte morning
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6/3/2014
high & fast for small group of 7
May 31 - 10th Annual BRCS
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5/31/2014
Our 10th year was our best!
May 29 2014 Upper Platte River
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5/30/2014
Friends, flowers and fun!
May 27 Jordan River
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5/27/2014
A great time to celebrate a belated Memorial Day, without fudgies!
May 25 - Manistee - Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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5/26/2014
Great to see so many enjoying an absolutely superb day.
May 21 Pine River - Dobson to Low Bridge
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5/21/2014
Five us made record time (for us) because the river was so fast.
May 19 - Brown Bridge Parking Lot Work Bee
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5/20/2014
We helped clean up the lot for general public use.
May 18 Boardman Lake morning
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5/19/2014
Two women, one hometown lake and three swans
May 17 Manistee from 131 to Baxter
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5/17/2014
Our first trip this season on the Big Manistee
May 13 - Paddle Lake MI in a dugout
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5/13/2014
A delightful story of 2 girls that followed their dream.
May 14 Forks to Brown Bridge Scouting Report
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5/14/2014
No portages but tricky. The water is high, fast, and cold and recent blockages require precise maneuvering.
May 10 - Quiet paddle on Lake Dubonnet
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5/11/2014
Six of us paddled around the lake and spent some time watching the eagle on his /her nest.
May 4: First Up North trip of 2014 - AuSable
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5/4/2014
Record time for Harold's birthday, and one wrong turn
Oct 13 - Boardman, Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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10/13/2013
Fall colors not peak yet in the Boardman River valley, but may lose their leaves too soon. Tamaracks not turning golden yet either!
October 11 - Pine River, Elm Flats to Peterson
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10/11/2013
Autumn leaves!
Oct 10 Upper Platte, Veteran's Park to Platte Lake
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10/10/2013
summery fall day with a little color, high water & small group
October 9 Manistee: Baxter to Harvey
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10/9/2013
Autumn in northern Michigan....it doesn't get any better!
October 3, 2013 - Jordan River Cleanup
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10/5/2013
This is the latest in the season I have been on the Jordan.
October 1, 2013 - FINAL! Boardman River Post Flood Debris Project -Shumsky to Beitner
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10/5/2013
Only 5 days before the anniversary of the flood, we got 'er done!
October 1 Boardman River
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10/1/2013
Two TAPC Board members tootle on down our hometown river
Oct 1 Record warm afternoon on the Sturgeon for a swimmer
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10/1/2013
Wolverine to Fisher Woods with Jack & Ian
Rainbow Jim's to M-131 roadside park
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9/30/2013
Late start, late finish, book-ended a glorious day on the river
September 26 Crystal River
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9/28/2013
Glen Arbor Bikes & Boats Excursion - September 26, 2013
First Shumsky to Beitner Flood Wreckage Removal Project
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9/24/2013
We want to get the Boardman back to the way it was or even better than it was before last year's flood.
Sept. 23 Boardman Scheck's to Shumsky
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9/23/2013
Record time! Great company!
Sept. 22 Hodenpyl trip
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9/22/2013
Autumnal equinox, with 12 happy paddlers
September 21 - 3rd Annual Upper Manistee River Clean Sweep
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9/22/2013
It rained again as usual but the sun came out as always and it was a great day to clean the river.
Upper Platte
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9/17/2013
Energizer bunny recharges
Sept. 14 South Branch of the AuSable
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9/14/2013
One newbie to the river and to D&S, one vehicle, one eagle, one glorious day and fifty kids
Sept 14 Boardman, The Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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9/14/2013
It is great to be home paddling again with 11 TAPC friends! The best medicine on a sunny afternoon!
Sept 12 - Jack's AuSable "Gut Puller"
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9/12/2013
25-mile paddle from Chase Bridge on S Branch to McMaster's Bridge on Main AuSable in 5 hrs by 5
Sept. 12 Pine River cleanup: Peterson to Low
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9/12/2013
Some new items for the centerpiece, a new canoe master, lumber and five giant bags
Sept 10 - Jordan finally conquered
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9/10/2013
The threat of rain almost scared us off
Sept. 8 - UPPER Little Manistee
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9/8/2013
A gorgeous stream on a gorgeous day, with an unauthorized swim, subsequent lessons in ferrying, and minor surgery on our president
Sept. 7 Sturgeon River
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9/7/2013
Written by a first timer on the river and a secondary report about the "grand rescue"
September 3 Pere Marquette
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9/3/2013
Written by a new member, on her first TAPC outing from Bowman Bridge to Upper Branch Bridge
Sept. 2 - Labor Day morning on the Boardman
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9/2/2013
Autumn has arrived!
Aug 31 - Suttons Bay Flotilla
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9/1/2013
Second try goes over the top!
August 31 Manistee River from M-72 to CCC Bridge
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8/31/2013
A totally peaceful trip on a holiday weekend
Power Island Aug 28
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8/30/2013
A perfect day and a perfect trip to Power Island
August 29 Pine River cleanup: Walker to Elm Flats
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8/29/2013
A new record - minimal time and minimal trash! And a new boat.
Early AM Boardman
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8/25/2013
Zero Dark Thirty Adventure
August 24 - 1st Annual Northern Michigan 6 River Sweep
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8/26/2013
This project was led by Boyne Mountain Sports Shop - The BRCS and TAPC were assigned to the Sturgeon
Aug 22 - Challenges high up on the Manistee
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8/22/2013
Deward North to 612
Tuesday on the Boardman
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8/20/2013
Last section of our beautiful home town river
Betsie River
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8/18/2013
Homestead Dam to Lewis Bridge
Upper Platte
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8/15/2013
Fun paddle on a zippy little stream
Tuesday on the Boardman
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8/13/2013
Scheck's to Shumsky with cookout
Sunday on the Boardman
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8/11/2013
Two takers for a last minute trip
August 10 Upper Pine River
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8/10/2013
Five guys who had never been there before!
August 8 - Pine cleanup Peterson to Low
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8/8/2013
A stunning day, a found wallet and two matching pairs of shoes, written by a Pine "newbie"
Tuesday on the Boardman
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8/7/2013
Brown Bridge Landing to Beitner Rd
August 4 Betsie from Long to Lindy
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8/4/2013
The water was kind of low, but we all had a great time!
August 1 Jordan River
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8/1/2013
We got a lot more than we had bargained for!
July 30 - Kayaking Beneath the Dunes
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7/30/2013
Ten members kayaked from Empire to Glen Haven along the base of Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Boardman River Forks-Brown Bridge Landing
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7/30/2013
New twist on a weekly jaunt
July 29 An Evening on Boardman Lake
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7/29/2013
I never knew the lake had so much wildlife.
July 26 - 2nd Day Of Flood Debris Removal From The Boardman
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7/27/2013
With 100% chance of rain and thundershowers, we decided to go for it.
July 26 Upper Platte
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7/26/2013
No rain! Lots of wildlife.
July 25 - Paddle out to Power Island
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7/25/2013
Three club members braved one foot waves and temperatures in the 70's to paddle out to Power Island for a picnic lunch.
July 23 Pine Cleanup - Elm Flats to Dobson
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7/23/2013
California girl has not lost her touch!
July 23 Boardman
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7/23/2013
A cool and breezy afternoon
July 20 - Betsie, County Line to Fred's Landing Rd
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7/20/2013
Written by another of our "non-local" members
July 18 - S. Branch AuSable River Cleanup
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7/20/2013
Can we do this project without rain? That's the question.
July 16, Scheck's to Shumsky
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7/17/2013
Strange weather on the Boardman
July 15 - John's birthday on the Manistee Hodenpyl section
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7/15/2013
More swim breaks than ever before,. and lessons too. And we saw a bear!!!
July 13 Exploratory Little Manistee
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7/13/2013
We explored, and it was a bit longer than we expected
July 12, 8th Annual Jordan River Cleanup
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7/12/2013
What a beautiful day for a cleanup. Cool with a south wind.
July 10 - Pine River cleanup - Dobson to Peterson
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7/10/2013
Looking hard for elusive trash - only 3 bags this time.
July 9 - Boardman River Forks-Brown Bridge Landing
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7/9/2013
Tue jaunt on local gem
July 8 TAPC Picnic at Sayler Park
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7/9/2013
Fifteen club members had Sayler Park to themselves.
July 7 Boardman, Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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7/8/2013
2 hiking friends on their first paddle on this section
July 7 Lower Platte Cleanup
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7/7/2013
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 6 - Manistee - Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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7/6/2013
First time host
July 6 - Early morning Boardman through Beitner Rapids
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7/6/2013
A good way to escape the Cherry Festival crowds, and even the local tubing set.
July 5 - 6th Annual BRCS-NCF Downtown Cleanup
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7/5/2013
It was just as much fun as we thought it would be but with lots of little kids.
July 4 - Betsie from County Line to Fred's Landing
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7/4/2013
Nobody else there on a holiday! But it is a "summer river"; be prepared to get into the water!
July 3 - 1st Attempt To Remove Flood Debris From The Boardman
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7/4/2013
This is an ongoing BRCS.org project funded by Rotary Charities and Trout Unlimited and assisted by the GTCD and TAPC.
July 3 - Jordan River
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7/3/2013
Danny met us last Friday, joined the club on Tuesday, and did his first club trip on Wednesday!
July 1 - Upper Pine
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7/1/2013
Written by 2 members who were new to the Pine
June 28: West Bay and NCF Air Show
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6/28/2013
It was another gorgeous Traverse City day!
June 26 Pine River Cleanup, Peterson to Low
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6/26/2013
A first timer on a Pine cleanup gives her impressions, after her Dad sends her into spiders on purpose!
June 25 - Upper Manistee River
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6/25/2013
A visitor from Texas reflects on one of Northern Michigan's loveliest streams
June 24 - Bear Creek
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6/24/2013
This hidden gem west of Brethren, is a great place to get away from people.
June 22 - 2nd Annual Betsie River Clean Sweep
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The Betsie River is getting better now that there is an annual event to keep it clear of trash.
June 22 - Boardman, Forks to BB Landing
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6/22/2013
Written by a Boardman newbie!
June 20 - North Branch AuSable River Non-Cleanup
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This is the cleanest river we paddle and maybe the cleanest in the state.
June 19 Upper Platte
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6/20/2013
Perfect weather and water level for a cruise down the Upper Platte
June 18 Jordan River
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Nice paddle on a nice river that needs a little TLC.
June 17 Moving Water Basics
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6/17/2013
Four students learned a lot, and everyone kept the open side up
June 16 - Upper Little Manistee from Driftwood Valley to 9 Mile
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6/16/2013
A Texan's perspective on northern Michigan
June 14 Betsie River, Homestead Dam to Smith Bridge
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6/14/2013
Sorry we didn't get a pic of the great big buck running across the river!
June 13 Morning on the Lower Platte
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6/13/2013
A great learning venue for river skills!
June 12 Sturgeon River
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6/12/2013
Still crazy after all these years
June 12, Quiet early morning
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Three paddlers enjoyed the peace and quiet of an early morning trip on the upper Boardman River.
June 11, 2013 - Upper Platte River Cleanup
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Another nice day for a river cleanup.
June 10 - 15 Yampa River
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6/24/2013
Big water out west
June 9 Upper Pine River
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6/9/2013
Another tough day on the river.
June 8th, 2013 - 9th Annual Boardman River Clean Sweep
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This year the weather was gorgeous for a change.
June 7 Lake Dubonnet
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6/7/2013
Four lucky members got to see an eagle soaring!
June 6 Boardman River Forks-Brown Bridge Landing
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6/6/2013
2DDS + BS = FUN
June 5 South Branch/Mainstream AuSable
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6/5/2013
Ya gotta believe
June 4 Lower Platte
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6/4/2013
A day for hello's & goodbye's
June 2 Boardman - BB Landing to Beitner
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6/2/2013
How low can you go? The calendar says June, but it felt like April.
May 30 Pine River, Dobson to Low
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5/30/2013
Great day on a river that was fast and a little high.
May 29 South Branch of the AuSable
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5/29/2013
Two trips in one, with much discussion about who had more fun, Group A or Group B. Amazing logistics for a "cast of thousands".
May 28 - Rainy 2nd Annual Epic Upper Pine Marathon
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5/28/2013
4 returnees, 2 inductees, lots of "liquid sunshine", according to Mark Miltner, but no thunderstorms, as forecast
May 27 Great Day on the Manistee
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5/27/2013
Paddled from Hodenpyl Dam to Red Bridge
May 26 - Upper Platte, Veteran's Park to Platte Lake at Deadstream
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5/26/2013
Swim contest between new TAPC member in 17 ft sea kayak & Riverside rental from WI
May 25 - S Branch of AuSable paddle AM, hike back PM on Mason Tract
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5/26/2013
An all-day adventure on purr-fect day with 12 paddlers & 10 hikers between Chase & Smith Bridges, east of Grayling.
May 24 Betsie River from Carmean to Lindy Road
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5/24/2013
A stunning day with sunshine and interesting maneuvers. And only one unauthorized swim break!
May 21 - first Upper Platte for the season from Veteran's Park to Deadstream
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5/21/2013
high & fast, no thunderstorms or rain, with 3 new paddling friends
May 18 Boardman River - Forks to BB Landing
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5/19/2013
Most of us did NOT miss "crossing the pond"
May 18 Jordan River
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5/19/2013
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".
May 16 Pine River, Elm Flats to Peterson
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5/16/2013
Lesson learned: once you know how to pump out your kayak, you never forget
May 16 - Boardman, Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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5/16/2013
all clear, fast current, new riffles, great fun on warm, sunny spring afternoon
May 14 South Branch of the AuSable
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5/14/2013
The river wasn't quite as easy as we thought it would be, especially for someone who hasn't been in a canoe since the 1980's.
May 14 - first Boardman below Brown Bridge ex-Dam to Beitner
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5/14/2013
high, fast & low bridges with Bob F, Judy & Fred, Bob B & Norm, then rapids with Fred
May 9 - warm Sturgeon with Ian & Jocelyn, Wolverine to Fisher Woods
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5/9/2013
lots of fun ... paddling riffles through cedar tunnel, duck under, bunny hop over, walk around 3 portages
May 9 - Manistee from Rainbow Jim's to 131
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5/9/2013
Flowers, wildlife and the king of trash!
May 7 - Pine, Dobson to Low Bridge with Ian
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5/7/2013
Sunny, warm, lots of birds & fast!
May 4 - Main AuSable birthday bash
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5/4/2013
Sunshine, birthday cake and one swim break
May 4 - Sara's first Manistee River Trail hike AM & paddle PM for 2013
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5/4/2013
Sunny & summery all-day fun with great group of friends, Ian, Lise, Al, Kate T, Terri U & Bob F!
April 28 - Manistee River from 131 to Baxter
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4/28/2013
Good to get back to our roots in a tandem canoe
April 26 AuSable River - Grayling to Stephan Bridge
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4/27/2013
Aided by high water and an occasional tailwind, four of us did the paddle in 2.5 hours
October 8 Manistee - Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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10/8/2012
John and his harem of five "lovelies", plus a bit of wind and stunning fall colors
Oct. 4 - Main Br - Wakeley Bridge to McMasters Bridge Cleanup
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10/4/2012
It rained all night AGAIN but the sun came out when we got there and we persevered .......
Oct. 2 Main AuSable - Spectacular weather and fall colors
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10/2/2012
It doesn't get better than this
Sept. 29 Manistee from US-131 to Baxter
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9/29/2012
Amazing fall colors and a "cast of thousands"
Sept. 24 Pine River - Dobson to Low
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9/24/2012
Seven members checked out the fall colors on the Pine River
Sept 22 - 2nd Annual Upper Manistee River Clean Sweep
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9/27/2012
It rained again but this time we didn't hesitate .....
Sept. 15 - Upper Pine River
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9/15/2012
Briarpatch to Silver Creek Campground, on a gorgeous early autumn day, written by a "newbie" to the group
Sept 11 - Pine Cleanup: Silver Creek to Dobson
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9/11/2012
What a difference we make!
Sept. 9 Sturgeon River
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9/9/2012
Two brand new club members, and one "Sturgeon Virgin"
Sept. 6 Jordan River
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9/6/2012
A last minute trip for a lucky quartet.
September 4 - Pere Marquette River
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9/4/2012
We celebrated the first day of school by going paddling
September 3 - Labor Day solo trip on the Boardman
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9/3/2012
A perfect morning!
September 1 Manistee: CCC to Sharon
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9/1/2012
A mellow trip on a holiday weekend
August 29 Lower Platte River Cleanup
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8/31/2012
A group of nine people worked to make the Lower Platte River more beautiful by picking up trash left behind by others.
August 29 Boardman - BB to Beitner
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8/30/2012
Early morning is growing on us!
August 26 Upper Manistee
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8/26/2012
Eleven members paddled from John's Landing (a.k.a. Deward North) to the 612 Bridge.
August 24 Pine River Cleanup
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8/24/2012
Our third trip this summer cleaning the Pine from Peterson to Low
August 23 Upper Platte
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8/23/2012
Early morning rewards
August 21 Main AuSable
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8/24/2012
Another canoeing adventure for two terrific young ladies
August 19 - Manistee from M-72 to CCC Bridge
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8/19/2012
Fourteen intrepid paddlers, 11 boats, six vehicles, and five different weather zones
August 18 Morning Inspirational Surreal Trip
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8/18/2012
Meander In Splendid Territory
August 15 - Sturgeon River
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8/16/2012
8 members braved the raging torrents of the Sturgeon River
August 14 Pine cleanup, Lincoln to Dobson
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8/16/2012
Lots of REALLY old stuff picked up from the bottom
August 11 - The Little Manistee - A hidden gem
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8/11/2012
Seven people and Max (a small dog) spent a beautiful day on a quiet stream.
Aug. 9 - 1st Annual Maple River Clean Sweep
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8/11/2012
A new river and a new experience.
August 8 - Manistee River from Sharon to M-66
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8/8/2012
Written by our youngest participant
August 4 Lazy Boardman Trip
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8/4/2012
The Best of Times....
August 1 - 4: TAPC paddling pentathlon
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8/4/2012
Five trips in 4 days rivals the Olympics
July 31 - 4th Annual Sturgeon River Clean Sweep
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7/31/2012
Wolverine to S. White Bridge was plenty - weather was great!
July 29 Pine cleanup from Dobson to Peterson
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7/29/2012
A trip moved from a rainy Wednesday to a sunny Sunday, and now we really know why stuff ends up in the river!
July 28 Betsie - County Line to Fred's Landing
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7/28/2012
One lumberjack, three trash-pickers and four women who just paddled on down the stream
July 22 Upper Pine River
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7/22/2012
From Briarpatch to Silver Creek Campground
July 21 Manistee from Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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7/21/2012
Written by our newest TAPC member!
July 19 - 3rd Annual South Branch of the AuSable Cleanup
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7/19/2012
In the RAIN again!
July 16 Betsie River
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7/16/2012
This trip report doesn't even mention the leech.
July 13 - Boardman River Clean Sweep - National Cherry Festival
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7/13/2012
Two groups of 15 each cleaned two sections of river during the NCF
July 10 Betsie River from Homestead Dam to Smith Bridge
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7/10/2012
This trip was posted on the TAPC calendar about 18 hours before it took place, and we still got 11 participants!
July 9 Pine River Cleanup
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7/9/2012
From Peterson to Low, written by our Texas paddle buddy
July 8 Upper Upper Manistee
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7/8/2012
A good place to practice your skills!
July 8 Jordan River
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7/8/2012
Fun on the Jordan and after
Air Show Rehearsal
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7/6/2012
Besting the heat
July 4 Upper Pine River from Briar Patch to Walker Bridge
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7/4/2012
No briars, but we did find fresh wild raspberries hanging from a bush in Ne-Bo-Shone....they'll never know
June 28, 2012 - 7th Annual Jordan River Cleanup
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6/28/2012
It was hot but we did a great job again on the Jordan.
June 27 Sturgeon River
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6/27/2012
A perfect day for a gorgeous river!
June 25 Pine River cleanup from Peterson to Low
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6/25/2012
From the editor.....this is the funniest trip report I have ever read!
6/24 3rd Manistee River Trail hike AM & paddle PM
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6/24/2012
Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge with group of 12 others
June 23 Lower Platte cleanup
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6/23/2012
With a "cast of thousands" and the kids wrote the report!
6-22 "Pushy" Sturgeon for 2 green Sandpiper canoes
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6/22/2012
assisted & thanked by 8 young, inexperienced paddlers in tandem rental canoes
June 21, 2012 - Upper Platte River Cleanup
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6/21/2012
It rained on us AGAIN!
6/21 Pine, Dobson to Low Bridge in 70s light rain & a little sunshine too
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6/21/2012
high, fast water, only a few other paddlers & fishermen
June 20, Manistee River Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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6/20/2012
As written by Mike and Liam Jones
June 19 Betsie River from Carmean to Lindy
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6/19/2012
Four intrepid souls on a lovely day, and only two swim breaks
6/19 Upper Platte last minute vs flooded Sturgeon in stormy weather
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6/19/2012
wildflowers, eagle, no rain & calm Platte Lake crossing in 2:15 hrs
June 16 Betsie River from County Line Road to Fred's Landing
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6/16/2012
TAPC paddlers enjoyed a great day on a pretty stretch of river
June 14, 2012 - 1st Annual Little Manistee River Clean Up
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6/14/2012
WOW! The LM didn't disappoint us.
June 14 Tres Amigas on the Jordan
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6/14/2012
A last minute posting leads to a peaceful trip on a gorgeous river
6/12 Little Manistee, 9-Mile to 6-Mile Bridge 2x
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6/12/2012
db your pleasure, db your fun on LM
June 10 Very Upper Manistee River
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6/11/2012
The group travels from John's Landing to the 612 bridge on a beautiful summer day.
June 9, 2012 - 1st Annual Betsie River Pancake Breakfast and Clean Up
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6/9/2012
Pancakes, paddles and poked by fish hooks is what we got today!
June 7 & 8 - "Clean sweeping" the Boardman
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6/8/2012
So what if the river flooded last weekend - we got it cleaned this week!
6/7 Epic Upper Pine Marathon in 5.5 hrs from Briarpatch to Dobson
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6/7/2012
awesome group for an all-day, epic paddle
June 6, 2012 - 7th Annual N Br of the Ausable Non-Cleanup
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6/6/2012
We've done it 7 times and COMBINED! still haven't filled one large trash bag.
June 4 Betsie from Homestead to Lewis
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6/4/2012
Paddling the recently cleared section from Homestead Dam to Lewis Bridge
6/3 Upper Platte, Veterans Park to Deadstream
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6/3/2012
high, fast water, covering the gravel bars & lots of sunshine, after 2 days of rain!
June 2, 2012 - 8th Annual Boardman RIver Clean Sweep
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6/2/2012
It rained but we did the BRCS anyway.
May 29 Moving Water Basics
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5/29/2012
A student-teacher ratio of 1:2 - not bad!
5/29 Little Manistee, 9-Mile Bridge to Weir
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5/29/2012
lots of practice ducking under low trees in 4 green Wenonah solo canoes
May 26 Upper Little Manistee
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5/26/2012
A few bugs, but worth it!
5/24 Manistee River hike AM & paddle PM #2
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5/24/2012
cool in shade during hike, cooled on river by wind & wetting shirt
5/23 Pine River - Elm Flats to Peterson
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5/23/2012
Eight members check out the Pine River from Elm Flats to Peterson
5/22 AuSable, Smith Bridge at M-72 to McMasters Bridge
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5/22/2012
with newest TAPC trip leader, Jack Kurtz, an expert on AuSable River
5/20 Jordan PM biking babes & more
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5/20/2012
purr-fect way to spend a HOT afternoon, with friends on the river!
May 20 Boardman - Forks to Scheck's
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5/20/2012
A pleasant little trip down our home town river
May 19 Boardman: BB Dam to Beitner
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5/19/2012
The highlight occurred at our stop at Shumsky - for our "comfort and pleasure" courtesy of the TAPC
Sturgeon Not So Surgin'
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5/17/2012
Recently cleared Sturgeon a smooth ride today.
May 15 Jordan River
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5/15/2012
Impressions from a first timer on the Jordan
May 12 Main AuSable River
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5/12/2012
Written by "the new kid on the block"
5/10 Postdiluvian Pine Paddle
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5/10/2012
"A uniquely enjoyable paddle. Lucky to get chance to see it this way, before turns back into highway", as reported by Fred Swartz
May 9 - Classic Movie and the Upper Platte
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5/9/2012
The movie wasn't that great, but lunch was great and so was the paddle!
5/5 South Branch AuSable
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5/5/2012
Cold and some rain, but a beautiful trip
5/5 Manistee River hike AM & paddle PM, Old US 131 CG to Baxter Bridge
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5/5/2012
warm sunshine & full day of fun with 15 hikers & 6 paddlers
5/4 Aborted flooded Pine for another high & fast Manistee
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5/4/2012
no swimmers, or rescue needed for our group
5/1 S Branch AuSable
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5/1/2012
2 gals, 5 guys, 5 canoes & 2 kayaks on a warm & sunny spring afternoon
May 1 Boardman River
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5/1/2012
Forks to Scheck's on a sunny afternoon
Boardman River
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4/29/2012
BB Dam to Beitner
April 29 Manistee River - 131 to Baxter
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4/29/2012
Sunshine, blue skies and new skills
4/26 Manistee cold & gusty from Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge
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4/26/2012
with Ian, Jack & Michael Roberts, new member
4/24 Upper Platte marsh marigolds, mergansers & muskrat
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4/24/2012
sunny afternoon in high water with Ian, Jocelyn, Fred & Judy
Manistee River
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4/1/2012
Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge
Nov 6 Upper Platte Afternoon
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11/6/2011
Osprey, blue heron & golden tamaracks still
Early November Betsie Paddle
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11/4/2011
Good group - 4 canoes and 5 kayaks
Fall Afternoon Boardman Paddle
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10/24/2011
Five Kayaks, 50 Degrees
Oct 23 Manistee River Paddle AM & Hike PM
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10/23/2011
Cold but sunny morning, warm & cheery camaraderie on the river
Oct 22 Fall Color Tour Celebration
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10/22/2011
golden tamaracks & sunshine for Sara's 60th birthday with friends
October 9 Manistee River 131 to Baxter Bridge
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10/9/2011
It could not have been nicer.
October 8 - Pine River - Elm Flats to Peterson
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10/8/2011
A glorious trip!
October 5 Manistee - Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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10/5/2011
Fall colors on a beautiful day.
October 3 AuSable River Grayling to Stephan Bridge
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10/3/2011
Beautiful weather, great fall colors, and the AuSable River made for a perfect day.
October 2 Manistee River: Baxter to Harvey
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10/2/2011
A bit brisk at first, but bright sunshine and awesome fall colors made for a sensational (and surprisingly fast) trip
September 24 - 28 - 1st Annual Upper Manistee River Clean Sweep
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9/28/2011
It took two days in the rain but we got ' er done.
September 23 - Pine River
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9/23/2011
Colors galore!
September 21 Boardman from BB Dam to Shumsky
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9/21/2011
Blue skies and sunshine surprised us
September 20 - South Branch of the AuSable
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9/20/2011
It was lovely, with some aerial excitement!
September 17 Upper Little Manistee
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9/17/2011
We found a new put-in, but only for 3 cars or less!
September 16 - Bob's Pine paddle, Dobson to Low Bridge
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9/16/2011
Fall has arrived, cool day & leaves starting to turn. Low water so lots of red clay ledges & rock dodging.
September 11 Service project: Boardman cleanup
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9/11/2011
We cleaned the Boardman River from the Forks to Brown Bridge Pond.
September 10 Upper Manistee (near the headwaters)
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9/10/2011
Written by a terrific tandem canoeist from Florida
September 9 Jordan River
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9/9/2011
A glorious morning, with the river all to ourselves
September 7 - Lower Platte Clean-up
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9/7/2011
Beautiful day for a clean-up
September 6 - Boardman, Forks to BB Dam
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9/6/2011
Perfect early fall weather, and the best way for retired teachers to spend the day after Labor Day!
September 2 - Pine River cleanup - Silver Creek CG to Elm Flats
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9/2/2011
Not much trash, but a whole lot of rain, and a noteworthy mistake by the trip hosts
August 30 - Betsie from County Line to Fred's Landing
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8/30/2011
written by the newest member of the TAPC!
August 27 - Manistee River Sharon to M-66
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8/27/2011
Easy paddle on a lazy river.
August 26 - Power Island Haiku
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8/26/2011
Meeting John's challenge for the "world's shortest trip report"
August 24 Betsie from Homestead Dam
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8/24/2011
A zillion fishermen, a little rain and lots of sunshine
August 22 - Sturgeon
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8/22/2011
A little rain, some sunshine and a bit of excitement for our hearty group
August 20 Upper Pine River - Briar Patch to Lincoln Bridge
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8/20/2011
Eleven people braved the threatening weather to arrive at Lincoln Bridge dry and happy.
August 19 - Afternoon on the Jordan River
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8/19/2011
Dodging people in tubes was more challenging than going through the tubes!
August 18 Pine River Cleanup - Peterson to Low Bridge
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8/18/2011
Fifteen people, one dog and thirteen boats cleaned the Pine RIver.
Upper Manistee
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8/14/2011
John's Landing to CR 612
August 10 Lower Platte
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8/10/2011
Lower Platte
August 9 - 2nd Annual Sturgeon River Clean Sweep
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8/9/2011
WOW! What a day!
August 8 Upper Little Manistee River
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8/8/2011
Worth the drive for a glorious day!
August 7 Boardman River
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8/7/2011
From the Forks
A great day on the Manistee for the Lucky 13
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8/5/2011
It was a warm, wonderful day to be paddling the Manistee River
Aug. 3 Pine River cleanup, Lincoln to Dobson Bridge
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8/3/2011
Another fine day on the Pine!
July 25 Pine River cleanup, Peterson to Low
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7/25/2011
Twelve experienced river pickers on a mission!
July 21, 2011 - Annual S. Br of the AuSable Cleanup/Crawford County Overnight
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7/21/2011
We did a cleanup that was hot, windy and fun.
July 19 Betsie Homestead Dam to Lewis Bridge
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7/19/2011
A gang of ten had a good afternoon on the river - sun, fun and refreshing swims.
July 18 Kayak Lesson on the Boardman
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7/18/2011
Sue and Mary get a kayak lesson on moving water
July 17 Manistee M-72 to CCC Bridge
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7/17/2011
Fun times and a chorus line on the river!
July 15 John's birthday on the Boardman
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7/15/2011
Two newbies, and a celebration!
July 14th - Jordan River Cleanup
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7/14/2011
We could not have had a better day for this event.
July 12 - Pine Cleanup, Dobson to Peterson
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7/12/2011
Pristine again for the moment
July 10 Manistee Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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7/10/2011
Fun way to spend a HOT day and no rain until the drive home!
July 6 Main AuSable River
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7/6/2011
Written by the youngest paddler in the group, who learned to ferry that day!
July 9 - Manistee, Rainbow Jim's to 131
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7/9/2011
Last minute excursion to accommodate the out-of-towners
July 8th - BRCS-NCF
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7/8/2011
Lots of excitement for the first BRCS-NCF with DIVERS
July 8 Sturgeon River
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7/8/2011
written by "No Longer a Sturgeon Virgin"
July 4 Hike and paddle the Boardman
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7/4/2011
a peaceful morning close to home
July 4 - Glen Haven to Empire paddle
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7/4/2011
Thirteen people met on a sunny, windless day to paddle from Glen Haven to Empire
July 2 - Betsie River, Grass Lake to Thompsonville
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7/2/2011
Fun way to spend a hot day!
July 1 - Power Island/West Bay
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7/1/2011
We changed the venue part way through and it turned out to be great!
July 1 Polka Paddle
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7/1/2011
A great time as always.
June 30 - N Br AuSable River (Non) Cleanup
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6/30/2011
Not a lot of trash to find but a 100% beautiful river.
June 29 Pizza and Paddle
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6/29/2011
A beautiful evening paddle on a nice stretch of the Boardman.
June 29 Boardman from Forks to BB Dam
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6/29/2011
Sunny and clear, but with new trash abounding
June 28 - Upper Platte River Cleanup
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6/28/2011
Rescheduled because of rain
June 25 Lower Platte Cleanup
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6/25/2011
Written by two 11 year olds!
June 20 South Branch of the Au Sable River
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6/20/2011
Written by another Texas gal!!!
June 19 - Upper Pine River
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6/19/2011
A delightful summer weekend, with us as the only river users
June 18 2nd Annual Lower Platte Moonlight Paddle
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6/18/2011
Fun was had by all!
June 18 - Manistee River Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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6/18/2011
Texans take northern Michigan by storm!
June 17 Upper Platte River
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6/17/2011
Clouds turned to sun and a lovely trip!
June 14 Manistee, 131 to Baxter
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6/14/2011
A visitor from California, eagles dancing and the most amazing seal launch ever!!!
June 11 - 7th Annual BRCS
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6/11/2011
Boardman River Clean Sweep another success
June 5 Pere Marquette
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6/5/2011
lots of riffles, constant bends, gorgeous river & no crowds
June 1 Pine River
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6/1/2011
A bit of wind, and falling branches
May 27 Lower Platte
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5/27/2011
A Sesame Street Day!
May 24 Jordan
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5/24/2011
Morning paddle on one of our "favorites"
May 22 Boardman
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5/22/2011
A quick morning trip before the NMC BBQ
May 20 Pine River
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5/20/2011
Running high and fast!
May 16 Upper Platte
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5/16/2011
Amazing flowers!
May 15 Betsie
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5/15/2011
A fun afternoon with some tricky negotiating!
April 24 - May 6, Springtime in Missouri
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5/15/2011
Some rain, some sun, some floods, some excitement
Manistee Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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5/8/2011
Finally some spring weather!!!
May 7 Manistee, Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge
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5/7/2011
My final TAPC trip as leader, on a purr-fect summery day
May 5 Sturgeon, Wolverine to Fisher Woods
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5/5/2011
Portage fun in high, fast water... a favorite warm, sunny paddle for all!
May 3 Pine, Dobson to Low Bridge
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5/3/2011
4 portages, 3 guys, 1 gal & 1 dog, 3 canoes & 1 kayak in high H20
April 24, Manistee US 131 to Baxter Bridge
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4/24/2011
Spring has sprung after all, in spite of 6" snow Tues/Wed
April 13 Platte, a picture is worth a thousand words
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4/13/2011
Sunny, warm afternoon on the Platte with friends
April 13 - Upper Platte
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4/13/2011
Some lessons learned the hard way
April 12 - Afternoon on the Boardman
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4/12/2011
It was riding high!!!
April 12 Manistee River hike AM & paddle PM
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4/12/2011
Fast, snowmelt & rain swollen with lots of riffles, and birds galore
April 9 A casual paddle on the AuSable
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4/9/2011
Old friends renew acquaintances after a long winter.
April 9 AuSable, from an ex-racer
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4/9/2011
Spring has sprung & only a few others on the AuSable!
Nov 11 Pine, Dobson to Low Bridge
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11/11/2010
No portages & great weather for our adventure
Nov 8 Upper Platte mis-adventures
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11/8/2010
Making the most of another gorgeous fall afternoon !
Oct 22 Boardman tamaracks for Sara's birthday
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10/22/2010
warm & sunny celebration with friends
Oct. 20 Boardman from BB Dam to Beitner
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10/20/2010
Maybe we will be in the book?
October 17 Annual Meeting and Dinner at the Cottage Cafe
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10/17/2010
Annual meeting photos
Oct. 16 Pine River, Elm Flats to Peterson
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10/16/2010
John and his harem enjoyed a gorgeous autumn day!
Oct 16 Manistee River Hike AM & Paddle PM, Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge
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10/16/2010
popular fall destination for hiking & paddling
Oct 11 Manistee River - Rainbow Jim's to US 131
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10/11/2010
Paddling the Manistee River on a day when the colors could not have been better
10-10-10 Manistee, Old US 131 CG to Baxter Bridge
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10/10/2010
tandem paddle among fall colors with Linda Pelkey, new TAPC member
Oct 9 Manistee: Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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10/9/2010
Eight members enjoyed a warm fall afternoon when fall colors were at their peak.
October 8 Pine River Briarpatch to Lincoln Bridge
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10/8/2010
Group enjoyed warm temperatures and spectacular fall colors.
October 5 Upper Little Manistee
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10/5/2010
Fall colors galore!
Oct 3 Upper Platte in afternoon sunshine
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10/3/2010
2 guests & surprise member, witnessed hunter shoot a wood duck
Sept 30 Boardman River
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9/30/2010
Time flies when you are having fun.
September 29 Manistee River
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9/29/2010
Rainbow Jim's to US 131
Sept 27 Sturgeon
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9/28/2010
The Sturgeon remains among everyone's top favorite paddles in our area!!!
Sept 26 Pine River - Dobson to Low Bridge
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9/26/2010
Eight TAPC members challenge the raging torrents of the Pine RIver.
Sept. 22 Upper Little Manistee
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9/22/2010
A new gem to add to our list of destinations!
Sept 22 Upper Platte to Deadstream
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9/22/2010
Relaxing, sunny fall afternoon with good friends
Sept. 20 Forks to BB Dam
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9/20/2010
Stunning morning scenery and a dicey trip through the top of the pond
Sept. 18 Party on the Big Manistee!
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9/18/2010
A bit of rain, but lots of sunshine inside us, and two newbies
Sept. 12 Jordan River
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9/12/2010
A stunning afternoon!
Sept. 10 Pine River cleanup, Peterson to Low
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9/10/2010
We couldn't pick up the deer blind, but we got almost everything else!
Labor Day on the Little Manistee
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9/6/2010
We earned our lunch!
August 31 Big Manistee River - Baxter to Harvey
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8/31/2010
Last swim break in August!!
Aug. 29 - Betsie River: County Line to Fred's Landing
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8/29/2010
Swim breaks galore and lots of laughs!
August 27 Pine River Cleanup
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8/27/2010
It was "slim pickins"!
August 24 Boardman Forks to Brown Bridge Dam
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8/24/2010
Cool morning paddle!
August 23 Sea kayaking below the Dunes
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8/23/2010
10 people, 9 boats, 8 cars and 5 matching Tampicos
August 22 Upper Manistee
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8/22/2010
A few obstacles, glorious weather and the slide!!!
August 20 Upper Pine
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8/20/2010
New rocks had appeared since our last adventure between Briarpatch and Lincoln
Aug 16th Manistee Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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8/16/2010
A Hurricane party!
August 14 Moonlight Paddle
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8/16/2010
Platte River Picnic & Moonlight Paddle
August 13 Pine River Cleanup - Lincoln to Dobson
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8/13/2010
Seven TAPC members cleaned the Pine River from Lincoln to Dobson
August 12 Boardman cleanup
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8/12/2010
From Shumsky to Beitner: 3 bags, an angel and a dollar bill!
August 10 - Boardman morning paddle
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8/10/2010
A super trip on our closest river
1st Annual Sturgeon River Clean Sweep - 2010
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8/9/2010
We finally did it!!!!!! And in the rain to boot.
August 05, 2010 - Jordan River Cleanup
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8/5/2010
Five hardy paddlers did a good deed for the Jordan
August 4th Boardman Forks to Brown Bridge Dam
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8/4/2010
An afternoon on our hometown river.
July 31 Pigeon
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7/31/2010
Rare Chicken of the Woods sighted
July 30 Pine cleanup: Peterson to Low
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7/30/2010
A stunning day, finding lots of goodies.
July 28 Manistee paddle and BBQ, almost
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7/28/2010
Only half of the group missed the turn...
July 26 Upper Pine River
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7/26/2010
A stunning sunny day, on a jewel of a river, running higher than usual
July 25 Jordan morning cleanup
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7/25/2010
It normally takes 45 minutes; it took us over 3 hours!
July 22 - S. Br Ausable Cleanup
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7/22/2010
Cleanup from Chase Bridge to Smith Bridge
July 19 Jordan River
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7/19/2010
a lovely morning paddle
July 15 Pine River Cleanup
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7/15/2010
Dobson to Peterson for John's birthday paddle!
July 14 Betsie River: Homestead Dam to Lewis Br.
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7/14/2010
Complete with both authorized and unauthorized swim breaks!
July 9 - BRCS NCF Cleanup
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7/9/2010
BRCS NCF Cleanup - Fun day on a dirty river
Boardman Lake Sunrise Paddle
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7/9/2010
Boardman Lake Sunrise Paddle
July 7 - Betsie River from its source
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7/7/2010
A lot of sun, a little rain, and tons of gravel bars
July 2 Power Island and the Blue Angels
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7/2/2010
Sunshine, tailwinds, crystal clear waters in West Bay - what more could we ask for?
July 1st - Karen's Birthday Paddle on the Jordan
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7/1/2010
A fun day on the Jordan
June 28 Boardman
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6/28/2010
Another trip down our hometown river!
June 27 TAPC Open House - Demo Day
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6/27/2010
Demo day at Sugar Beach Resort
June 26 Lower Platte Cleanup
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6/26/2010
A "cast of thousands", and only 5 or 6 bags of trash
June 24 - North Branch of the AuSable - NON-Cleanup
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6/24/2010
NON Cleanup on the N. Br
June 22 Jordan River Paddle
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6/22/2010
The Jordan was fast and high
June 18 Betsie afternoon
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6/18/2010
Fifteen Hungry Tummies filled, then burning off calories on the river, and a new boat for Marlene!
June 17 Boardman
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6/17/2010
A spectacular afternoon on our hometown river, and a new trip for two members!
June 12 - River Rescue Basics
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6/12/2010
We learned about basic techniques of river safety and rescue, and beat the rain!
June 11 Betsie - County Line Road to Fred's Landing
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6/11/2010
Into each life a little rain must fall
June 10 Pine, Dobson to Low
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6/10/2010
sunshine, fast current & lots of conversation between trash manuevers
June 10 - Brown Bridge Pond
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6/10/2010
Peaceful paddling with native wildlife
June 9 Pine River Dobson to Low Bridge
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6/9/2010
Five TAPC members braved a sunny warm day, and perfect water levels.
June 7 Sturgeon
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6/7/2010
High water and lots of Mikes
Boardman River Clean Sweep - 2010
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6/5/2010
BRCS's 6th year
May 31 Manistee: Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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5/31/2010
A new river experience for Karen, Jack, Maureen & Marcia
May 29 Upper Manistee Adventure
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5/29/2010
A bit of a challenge, but lovely nevertheless
May 28 Kingsley kids on the Boardman
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5/28/2010
Mrs Bell's 4th grade class knows how to have fun, water fights all the way from the Boardman River Nature Center to the YMCA!
May 25 Sturgeon Thrillseeker with 2 new members
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5/25/2010
cedar swamp shade on a hot day, riffles & a dip at lunch
May 25 Boardman afternoon
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5/25/2010
Swim breaks galore, both planned and unplanned.
May 23 Manistee: 131 to Baxter
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5/23/2010
Lots of people, boats and cars!
May 20 Betsie River
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5/20/2010
It's summertime!
May 20 Manistee, hike AM & paddle PM
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5/20/2010
Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge
May 16 Pine, Dobson to Low Bridge
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5/16/2010
All day fun in the sun for 4 in canoes
May 16 Morning Boardman trip
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5/16/2010
Good friends, good times and later, the NMC BBQ!
May 9 Manistee voyage for Sara's new Flashfire
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5/9/2010
Manistee, Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge with John & Nancy Briggs
May 6 Betsie River
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5/6/2010
A pleasant little afternoon paddle, before the storms
May 5 Forks to Brown Bridge Dam
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5/5/2010
Gorgeous river, but mud at the entrance to the pond, and WIND
South Branch of the Ausable . . . .Finally!
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5/2/2010
Changing weather and a beautiful stretch of river
May 1 Pine River , Elm Flats to Peterson
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5/1/2010
A May Day celebration on the Pine
April 21 Little Manistee rendezvous
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4/21/2010
Jocelyn Trepte, Ann Beaujean, James & his 13-yr old son, Dane
April 15 Little Manistee solo reconnaissance
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4/15/2010
Mtn bike shuttle, then paddle from 9-Mile to the weir solo
April 10 Jordan River tandem afternoon
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4/10/2010
Jordan River, Graves Crossing to Webster Rd Bridge
Paddling in Northwestern Florida - Niceville - 30 miles east of Pensacola
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4/4/2010
John Heiam, Lois Goldstein, Jocelyn Trepte, Angie Willis, and Maxi Neugebauer explored small streams in the panhandle of Florida based at a rental house in Niceville, FL.
Good Friday (4/02) on the Pine with vous crew
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4/2/2010
see my separate Photo Page for more photos & descriptions
April's Fools Day (4/01) Manistee hike AM, paddle PM & Polar Bear Plunge
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4/1/2010
Hike from Red Bridge to Woodpecker Creek at Hodenpyl Dam with Nancy Briggs & Paula Dreeszen, then paddle back, joined by Marv & Marlene Puska
Paddling in Central Florida - Silver River State Park - near Ocala
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3/28/2010
John Heiam, Lois Goldstein, Jocelyn Trepte, and Pat Power explore small rivers in central Florida based at a cabin in Silver River State Park
Paddling in northcentral Florida - Citrus Springs - 60 miles south east of Ocala
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3/21/2010
A group of five TAPC members explore springs and blackwater rivers in central Florida.
Paddling in Northern Florida - Shell Point south of Tallahassee
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3/15/2010
A small group of TAPC members explore rivers in Northern Florida
Nov 12 Pine portages & limbos by Sara & Jocelyn
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11/12/2009
4 downed trees & 2 portages in one hr & only to Coolwater Campground
Oct. 29 Pine River
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10/29/2009
Just us and the bald eagles!
Oct. 27 Betsie River
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10/27/2009
A Bonus Day from Homestead Dam to Smith Bridge!
Oct 25 Manistee, Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge
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10/25/2009
10-mile paddle & 10-mile hike back, no shuttle needed
Oct 22 Golden tamaracks on the Boardman
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10/22/2009
10 others joined me for my birthday paddle
October 19 Upper Platte River
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10/19/2009
A new takeout!
Oct. 17 Manistee 131 to Baxter Bridge
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10/17/2009
A sunny but cool fall outing
Oct. 17 Little Manistee, 9-Mile to weir
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10/17/2009
An unplanned swim & visit to Links ponds. See more photos on Sara's 2009 TAPC photo page.
Oct. 13 Hodenpyl trip
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10/14/2009
Sunshine and superb fall colors!
October 9 - AuSable River
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10/9/2009
A beauty of a fall tour!
Oct. 1 Forks to Brown Bridge Dam
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10/1/2009
A sunny fall afternoon
Sept. 30 Pine River - Dobson to Low
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9/30/2009
Our favorite section - really moving on this day!
Sept. 26 Lower Platte Cleanup
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9/26/2009
Not much to find, except by Bob. The river is spotless now!
Sept. 23 Manistee - Hodenpyl - Red Bridge
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9/23/2009
The river was faster than normal
Sept. 19 Sturgeon River Trip
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9/19/2009
Good times on Lower Michigan's fastest river.
Sept 18 - Upper Platte River Cleanup
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9/18/2009
We have been doing a good job of keeping this river clean
Sept. 17 Betsie River
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9/17/2009
Cardinal flowers and a bald eagle!
Sept. 17 Little Platte Lake
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9/17/2009
A pleasant morning jaunt
Sept. 13 Upper Manistee
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9/13/2009
Fall paddling at its best
Sept. 12 - Lower Platte cleanup
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9/12/2009
Our post-Labor Day run still got a good haul.
Sept. 11 Boardman new kayak regatta
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9/11/2009
From Brown Bridge Dam to Beitner
Sept. 10 - Boardman - Y to Sabin Dam, RT
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9/10/2009
A short paddle on the Boardman River
Sept. 8 - Pine Cleanup - Walker to Dobson
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9/9/2009
Another adventure on one of our favorite rivers!
Sept. 6 Upper Pine
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9/6/2009
I love this river and it's not crowded on a holiday weekend!
Sept. 4 - South Branch of the AuSable
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9/4/2009
Written by Abby and Megan!
Sept 3 - Sturgeon River Cleanup
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9/3/2009
The Sturgeon was just as gorgeous as always
Sept. 2 - Sea kayaking below the Dunes
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9/2/2009
Tailwinds all the way from Empire to Glen Haven
August 31 Lower Platte Cleanup
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8/31/2009
Written by the two youngest members of our troop!
August 28 Jordan River
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8/28/2009
Jordan River from Graves Crossing to Rogers Road
August 26 Upper Platte River
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8/26/2009
A lovely (and sometimes lively) trip down a gorgeous stream only 1/2 hour from home
August 24 - Pine River Cleanup
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8/24/2009
From Peterson to Low
August 23 - Manistee: Baxter to Harvey
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8/23/2009
A terrific trip done in record time!
August 18 - Cedar Lake
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8/18/2009
Inland lake paddle.
August 17 Boardman cleanup
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8/17/2009
We found cans older than we are, and didn't let a bit of rain stop us!
August 15 Upper Manistee
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8/16/2009
Great trip, very beautiful and remote
August 14 Betsie River Afternoon
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8/16/2009
A fun outing for both oldies and newbies, with both kinds of swim breaks!
August 13 Pine River cleanup
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8/14/2009
We found the river to be amazingly clean!
August 11 Jordan River Cleanup
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8/11/2009
Cleaned from Webster to Rogers Road
August 9 Betsie River
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8/9/2009
A good place to be on hot weekend day!
August 6 -Sturgeon River Clean Sweep
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8/13/2009
Even though no one but Norm and David Fred were there, we did it anyway.
July 31 - Boardman River and Lake
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7/31/2009
Mutiny on the lake!
July 25 Pigeon River
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7/25/2009
Lovely, remote and no rain!
July 23 Jordan River Cleanup
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7/23/2009
The Jordan was beautiful as always
July 21 Pine River cleanup
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7/21/2009
Trash galore AND the Fred men got to use their rescue rope!
July 19 - Upper Pine River cleanup
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7/19/2009
Four people, four big bags of trash, one newbie learning to ferry and lean downstream
July 16 Boardman Forks to BB Dam
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7/16/2009
A quiet trip down a close to home river, with gale force winds at the end!
July 12 - Betsie River trip
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7/12/2009
An enjoyable day!
July 10 - NCF Boardman Cleanup
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7/10/2009
July 10 - National Cherry Festival - DTE Green Day Cleanup
July 8 - Pine River cleanup
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7/8/2009
Another trashy story!
July 6 - South Branch of the AuSable
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7/6/2009
A lovely stream through the protected Mason Tract
July 3 Power Island
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7/3/2009
Lots of folks on our trip across West Bay!
July 2 Little Manistee River
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7/2/2009
July 2 Little Manistee River - Fast and Fun
June 27 Lower Platte Cleanup
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6/27/2009
Written by two kids who came along!
Sara's trip reports and photos
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5/16/2009
Here's a link to photos and stories about all of Sara's TAPC trips
June 25 - N Br Cleanup
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6/25/2009
Cleaned up from Dam Four to Kellogg Bridge
June 23 Betsie River
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6/23/2009
A leisurely afternoon with swim breaks!
June 22 - Pearl Lake
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6/22/2009
Small inland lake
June 20 Hodenpyl Pond
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6/23/2009
We even got a tour of the dam!
June 16 Upper Pine River
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6/16/2009
Rock gardens to keep us alert, eagles, turtles and deer
June 14 Upper Manistee
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6/14/2009
Flag Day on an intimate brook made us SO glad we live here!
June 12 - Spider Lake Paddle
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6/12/2009
Our paddle on Spider Lake
June 12 Jordan River
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6/12/2009
The first summery day, and a maiden voyage for a new kayak!
June 11 Upper Platte River Cleanup
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6/11/2009
Upper Platte River Cleanup - June11
June 6 Boardman River Clean Sweep
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6/6/2009
Multiple Section Cleanup of the Boardman PLUS upstream cleanup in South Boardman Village and on the N. Branch Forest Campsites.
June 4 Upper Platte River
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6/5/2009
So close to home yet a feeling of remoteness.....
May 31 - Sturgeon Thrillseeker
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5/31/2009
Another GR-R-REAT day on the wild Sturgeon with John, Lois, Marv, Marlene, & Mary Lee!
May 29th Victoria Creek
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5/30/2009
Great after work paddle!
May 29 Boardman River
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5/30/2009
Pack undergarments in your dump bag!
May 25 Memorial Day - Manistee Hodenpyl
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5/25/2009
A good place to go on a holiday!
May 22 Jordan
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5/22/2009
An afternoon in paradise!
May 17 Boardman
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5/17/2009
Another fun trip down our hometown river
May 15 Pine River
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5/16/2009
A glorious day on the Pine!
May 8 Upper Platte
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5/16/2009
A change in venue from the Jordan
May 5 Boardman
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5/16/2009
Excitement on the upper Boardman!
May 3 AuSable
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5/16/2009
A first for many of us!
Club trip to Southern Missouri in April 2009
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5/7/2009
Nine TAPC members drove to southern Missouri and paddled the Current, Jacks Fork, and Eleven Point rivers. Read about their adventures.
April 10 Boardman
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5/16/2009
Good Friday on the Boardman was better than good!