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Trip Reports

July 3 - Upper Platte, Veteran's Park to Deadstream Rd

 | Published on 7/3/2016

A close-by, 2 hr paddle on the Upper Platte from Veteran's Park to Deadstream Rd this morning before the crowds. Only 2 fishermen & 6 kayakers, but passed them emptying water from a kayak early on. The first section was very shallow. Enjoyed the wildlife, an eagle soaring above the river, following a huge blue heron downstream, 5 muskrat that jumped into the river & swam across in front of my canoe, and several duck families. When we loaded up, the cars were lined up along Deadstream & the parking lot at Veterans park was full. There was a cool breeze on the river, so not hot yet. One of my last paddles until fall. "The mtns are calling & I must go." Sara Cockrell

crowds at Veteran's Park at 1:15PM, after we were done