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Trip Reports

August 11 Afternoon on the Betsie

 | Published on 8/19/2016
Most of the group met for lunch at the Crystal Cafe in Benzonia (a hidden gem), and a few others joined us at the put-in.  The sky was overcast, but helped us avoid having the sun in our eyes as we paddled west.  Tracie's expert coaching helped a novice paddler negotiate the occasional maneuvering required - during one of which a poor muskrat had a close encounter with the novice's kayak.  Lots of kingfishers, as usual.
Written by Susan Wilgus