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June 20 Lower Platte Solstice trip

Sue Wilgus  | Published on 6/21/2016

A group of 9 welcomed the official start of summer on a lovely early evening paddle on the Lower Platte.  The time of day provided both plenty of shade and a serenity seldom experienced on this popular summer float.  We encountered only a few others along the way, plus a muskrat, and a duck with a fleet of hatchlings.  Irises were still blooming, and the breeze on Loon Lake was refreshing.  7 of the group met for dinner afterwards at Joe's Friendly Tavern for dinner, and a giant slice of chocolate cake to celebrate the Wilgus' 37th anniversary!

Report by Susan Wilgus