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October 6 Pine River, Walker to Dobson

Ron Coyne  | Published on 10/6/2019

Participants included: John, Lois, Tracie, Jacqui, Jackie, Ron, Marlene, Donna, Tom, Gerald, and Susan

What a beautiful day to be on the Pine with a great bunch of friends. You could not ask for a nicer day, crisp autumn air to start the day that warmed up very nicely with only a few minutes of cigar smoke in the air. The change from Friday to Sunday proved to be a very wise choice. The river was flowing a bit fast, but everyone managed to stay right side up and dry. We stopped at Elm Flats for a well needed lunch break, my new Stanley thermo unit with hot soup in it made for a nice lunch. Looking back through the trip reports did verify that this year's fall colors are 2 to 3 weeks behind  "normal ". Not much else to say or ask for a beautiful day spent with a great bunch of people; it doesn't get much better than this. Other than a dry road to drive on - so the trailers didn't get a fresh consistent coat of mud on them.

Photos by John; trailer shot by Gerald

This was the extent of the fall colors on the Pine River



Our boats were more colorful than the trees 



This is what happens when you pull a trailer over a wet gravel road