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Pine Cleanup - Dobson to Peterson
Thursday, August 08, 2019, 9:45 AM
We’ll spend the day paddling from Dobson to Peterson, just south of the intersection of M-55 and M-37. The Pine River is one of our favorite streams; it's a National Scenic River and requires watercraft permits for the bulk of the summer paddling season. We have arranged to get free permits for everyone, courtesy of the rangers who appreciate our efforts. They will also provide free vehicle permits, and the kind folks at Pine River Paddlesports Center will give us a free shuttle, as well as free rental kayaks or canoes to anyone who wants one.
Hopefully the temperature will be high enough so that diving for loose pop cans will be refreshing. This trip will give you a chance to practice precise maneuvering skills in your boat, but it is not a trip for beginning paddlers.
The Pine has exceptionally clear water, and is one of the prettiest rivers in northern Michigan. We will paddle for a couple of hours, then take a break for lunch, and continue on downstream picking up debris as we go. It would be best to bring a boat that turns easily, as well as a "grabber stick". We will bring large trash bags; please bring some small ones.
Details about exact meeting time will be sent to all registrants with your e-mail confirmation.