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Sugar Creek

Sugar Creek II

Bowers Road to State Road 120: Unquestionably, the single worst, most disastrous “trip” in Timothy’s tenure of exploring the obscure by kayak, this paddling debacle incurred 13 portages around fallen trees and low-clearance bridges in under two miles, getting…

Six Mile Creek

Six Mile Creek

Waunakee Village Park to South Woodland Drive: If you love to portage, (I mean, really love to portage) this creek is for you, otherwise Six Mile Creek is a dud of a paddle. Rating: ☆ Trip Report Date: June 7,…

Crawfish River

Crawfish River I

Milford to Jefferson: The Crawfish is as slow and uneventful of a paddle as they come, so if you’re looking for excitement, look elsewhere. The highlight of this paddle is actually not on the water itself but at Aztalan…

Sugar River

Sugar River III

Valley Road to Paoli: An otherwise pleasant river, this is not a segment of the Sugar I’d recommend. There are just too many wires to slip through, deadfall to negotiate, concrete footbridges to portage, etc. Rating: ☆ Trip Report…

Sugar River

Sugar River II

Paoli to Belleville: A lengthy stretch of the Sugar River with far too many obstructions to warrant paddling – one being quite dangerous. Add to that, the poor take-out options, and this becomes one we can’t recommend. Rating: ☆ Trip Report Date: July 3, 2011 Class…

Token Creek

Token Creek I

Token Creek County Park to Cherokee Park: When one plan is stymied, Token Creek is always there. However, if you’re going to attempt this section, keep in mind the wind factor that will make for a difficult go of…

Starkweather Creek

Starkweather Creek

Tenney Park to Highway 30: Starkweather Creek is generally a bad idea. Despite the inviting entrance/exit from Lake Monona through the Olbrich grounds, it soon suffers from inner-city pollution and clogged arteries (they kind of go hand in hand being…