2020 Year in Review
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Miles Paddled 2020 Year in Review

So 2020 wasn’t what any of us were expecting, but here we are on day one of a whole new year with hope for better things ahead. Emphasis on hope because let’s face it, nobody wants to relive another…

20 Best Paddles of 2020
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20 Best Paddles of 2020

In keeping with Miles Paddled tradition, we’re pleased to bring you our annual year-end list of favorite paddles from the past season. While 2020 was challenging for a number of reasons, perhaps the easiest part was choosing twenty of…

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…

Threadless Shop
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Miles Paddled Threadless Shop

Hey all, this isn’t necessarily new news if you’re a regular to the site, but we’ve added a second store for Miles Paddled and Wisconsin paddling gear in our Threadless Shop. Threadless affords us the ability to offer items…

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

By Trevor Bellrichard Resident Fishing Expert/Voyager/Explorer/Pisces/Some Guy/Miles Paddler since 2017 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.…

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…

Pine River (Florence County)
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Pine River II (Florence County)

Chipmunk Rapids Campground to Goodman Grade Road: The next sequence on the spectacular Pine, here the winding river takes on its Wild and Scenic attributes in true colors, featuring two difficult pitches of whitewater ranging in Class II-III rapids…

Popple River
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Popple River

Newald Tower Road/Forest Road 2159 to Highway 101: One of the first three rivers to be classified as Wild & Scenic in Wisconsin, the Popple River throbs through the heart of national forest and offers paddlers a splendid mix…