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Six Mile Creek
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Six Mile Creek II

Touring Lower Six Mile Creek: A delightful little jaunt in the Madison area, the lower half of Sixmile Creek offers a pleasant respite without the commitment of a long drive or shuttling (it’s a there-and-back outing), plus a wide…

Embarrass River Middle Branch
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Embarrass River: Middle Branch

County Road Q to River Road: As wild and wooly a ride as I’ve ever had, this stretch of the Middle Branch of the Embarrass River features exhilarating sequences of Class II rapids through obstacle courses of down trees…

Willow River
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Willow River

Highway 64 to Willow River State Park: I want to avoid the “hidden gem” cliché here, but I won’t in singing the praises of this delightful stream with so much to offer, on the exurban edge of the Twin…

Fisher River
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Fisher River

260th Avenue to Brunet Island State Park: There’s potential enjoyment on the part of the Fisher River that conjoins the Chippewa within the boundary of Brunet Island State Park. If you’re a list-maker of rivers you’ve paddled (I admit…

Little Maquoketa River
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Little Maquoketa River

Graf Park to Durango: A trip rich in potential but poor as dirt in reward, this upstream clip of the Little Maquoketa River can only be done at higher water levels (unless you enjoy getting in and out of…

Neenah Creek
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Neenah Creek II

Oxford to County Road A: With steady, reliable flows, water that’s cold and clear as gin on the rocks, a sinewy stretch through a marshy area, some tight turns and occasional obstacles of the wooden variety to keep you awake,…

Black River Video
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Black River Video: Halls Creek Landing to Roosevelt Road

Here’s some more video of a recent return to a previous trip on the Black River that combines two distinctly different styles of paddling. This second section from Halls Creek Landing to Roosevelt Road is a calm paddle on relaxed water…

Kickapoo River Video
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Kickapoo River Video: Highway 131 to Ontario

Here’s some video of an discovered a gem of a paddle in the most obvious of places – upstream the extremely popular section of the Kickapoo River. With water clarity as stunning as the sandstone rock outcrops before and above…

Black River
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Black River VI

Highway 73 to Willard Road: Two-for-one fun combining primitive-feeling creek paddling with the bigger but still rugged Black River, this outstanding trip is blessed with easy accesses and multiple options to shorten or elongate your time on the water…

Eau Claire River
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Eau Claire River (Eau Claire County) Video

Here’s our Eau Claire River video of one of its quieter and often over-looked segments. The river here is a nearly wild setting with wooded hills, steep banks, and solitude surrounds. The put-in is particularly scenic located at the…

Eau Claire River
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Eau Claire River III (Eau Claire County)

Big Falls County Park to County Road QQ: A nearly wild setting with wooded hills, steep banks, and solitude surrounds the Eau Claire River here in one of its quieter, often over-looked segments. Quieter, that is, after you leave the…

red river
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Red Cedar River Video: County Road W to Colfax Park

We captured some one of the prettiest stretches of the Red Cedar River which features many stunning hills and hollows with exposed rock outcrops. This trip is great for beginner paddlers and those just looking for a relaxing day…

Pine River Waushara County
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Pine River (Waushara County)

28th Court to Poy Sippi: An appetite for trying as many Pine Rivers in Wisconsin as I can, and a mild late fall day, led me to this rarely explored river segment. Though offering few standout memories, it has…

Red River
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Red River

Lower Red Lake Dam to County Road A: A revisit to the Red River and redux paddle several years after our initial experience, but this time with better water levels, warmer weather, companionship and a successful run of hair-raising…

Wolf River
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Wolf River Video: Langlade to Markton

Here’s our Wolf River video of Langlade to Markton which captures the exhilarating whitewater runs of Boy Scout Rapids, Hansen’s Rapids, Gilmore’s Mistake and much more. This glorious trip is exciting and full of awe-inspiring beauty. Have a look. (Adjust…

Wolf River
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Wolf River Video: Lily to Hollister

Here’s our most recent capture of the Lily to Hollister section on the Wolf River. It’s a beautiful boulder-clad section featuring countless riffles, lots of Class I rapids and splashy Class I-II drops in a mostly wild, undeveloped corridor.…

Wolf River
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Wolf River III

Langlade to Markton: An exhilarating trip where the former “teen” Wolf becomes a millennial and starts its sprint. More rambunctious than the segment upstream, but not as volatile as the next segment downriver, this trip is pretty much pitch-perfect…

Wolf River Video
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Wolf River Video: Hollister to Langlade

Here’s our Wolf River video of Hollister to Langlade, a section that is more frisky than starting at Lily and less frothy than Langlade. This section is great for “lightwater” enthusiasts thirsty for Class II rapids but apprehensive of…

Wolf River
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Wolf River II

Hollister to Langlade: A spectacular stretch of a spectacular river, it’s here where the former Wolf pup enters its teen years, transitioning in earnest from its quiet flatwater and wild rice beds upstream to its tumultuous spill down riotous…

Installing a depth finder on a kayak
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Kayak Modifications: Installing a Depth Finder

Resident fishing expert Trevor Bellrichard begins a series of Do-It-Yourself kayak modifications to turn what would be a run-of-the-mill sit-in kayak, into a rather credible and comfortable fishing vessel. Canoe and kayak modifications are likely to become an ongoing…

Rattlesnake Creek
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Rattlesnake Creek Video

Rattlesnake Creek video of a non-stop trip in Driftless country on a wonderful small stream with massive cliff walls, rugged brickwork terrain, countless riffles, huge boulders, a peppy current and a feeling of wild exploration. In short, it’s a gem…

Rattlesnake Creek
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Rattlesnake Creek

North Andover to Highway 81: The word ‘non-stop’ is defined as continuing without stopping or pausing, and Rattlesnake Creek provides an abundance of non-stop. This Driftless discovery has small stream characteristics and elusive charm including massive cliff walls, rugged…

Pine River Oxbow (Florence County)
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Pine River (Florence County) Video: “The Oxbow”

The Pine River Oxbow is a popular and unique trip in northern Wisconsin on account of its supreme ease of shuttle logistics – you take-out within a 10-15 minute walk of where you put-in. Accommodating to all skill levels,…

Wisconsin River With Miles Paddled
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Wisconsin River with Miles Paddled Video

Around this time last year we had the awesome (and totally flattering) opportunity to collaborate with the great guys at Thousand Lumens on behalf of the tireless and never-thanked-enough work of Melissa and the good crew at the Stevens…