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May 19 South Branch of the AuSable

Lois Goldstein  | Published on 5/19/2017
I always love to show our friends new places to paddle, so having Greg and Babs along to see the South Branch of the AuSable for the first time was a real treat.  We saw two bald eagles, a wide assortment of fisherpersons, a swimming muskrat, a Blackburninan Warbler and a variety of waterbirds.  Jocelyn rode over with John & me, and Linda Farmer enjoyed her first TAPC trip of the season.   We paddled from Steckert Bridge to Smith Bridge at M-72, about 13 miles.  Good to see Tom Roberts, the owner of Paddle Brave, who shuttled our drivers before we launched in bright sunshine.
Written by Lois; photos by John

I love the way Jocelyn's Kevlar canoe looks when the sun shines through it.

Jocelyn wants to build one of these driftwood trees











Babs wins the prize for the best hat!

Jocelyn saw this blackburnian warbler (photo borrowed from the web)


While Babs, Greg, and I saw the Baltimore Oriole (photo borrowed from the web)