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Trip Reports

May 24 Upper Platte

 | Published on 5/24/2015

A perfect first paddle on the Upper Platte this season from Veteran's Park, warm & calm until we reached Platte Lake. No other paddlers on the river with us, but 2 groups finished as we were taking out our rainbow of boats! Marsh marigolds still in bloom, followed a pair of mergansers for a stretch, and spotted a gorgeous yellow-rumped warbler. Not much trash, though a few dock sections need to be cleared from the river.

Paddlers: Jocelyn (Max in bow), Becky, Ann, Scott, Dan & Sara in 2 canoes & 4 kayaks 
Trip Report by Sara Cockrell
  photo of a Blackburnian Warbler which I found on Wikipedia. Jocelyn