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Trip Reports

August 8 Manistee Hodenpyl to Red Bridge

 | Published on 8/8/2016
Participants: Trip hosts Lois & John, Sue & Gerald (thanks for helping with the shuttle), Betty & Mike (ditto), Caralee (ditto), Terry M (ditto), Helen & Kelly, Tracie and our intrepid reporters, Jessica & Erica

John and Lois led a well organized yet relaxed adventure on the Manistee River. This trip was a graduation gift which I enjoyed with my friend, Erica Hall. Our trip on the river was about 3+ hours long, with a nice mix of rapids, turns, and beautiful scenery. I felt well informed and safe when John and Lois instructed us on technique, safety, and boat care. I saw an area that close to home that I had never seen before. I plan to return to hike and enjoy the area again.

The Traverse Area Paddle Club is a great organization and I was so grateful to tag along. Thank you to John and Lois!

Lois, Jessica, and Erica
Caralee, Kelly, Helen, Mike