Browsing Tag

2011

Waupaca River
★ ★ ★ ★

Waupaca River I

County Highway Q to Brainards Bridge Park: Riffly, woodsy and wonderful, this section of the Waupaca is popular due to its proximity to the city but also because water levels are usually favorable to paddle it all season. With…

Platte River
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Platte River III

Platte Road to Big Platte Road: This segment, the crème de la crème of the Platte, is second to none with riffles and small rapids the entire stretch, sweeping bluff vistas and great rock outcroppings in the beautiful Driftless…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River V: “The Upper Dells”

Lyndon Station to Wisconsin Dells: Gorgeous sandstone bluffs, huge rock walls, labyrinthine islands, slot canyons, nooks, crannies, caves and tourist kitsch; this paddle just about has it all. Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Trip Report Date: October 13, 2013…

Turtle Creek
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Turtle Creek I

Sweet-Allyn Park to Dickop Street: With almost identical water levels as the first time we paddled the Turtle, we had a very familiar run down this creek that flows through the city of Beloit, Wisconsin. Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆…

Crystal River
★ ★ ★ ★

Crystal River I

Rural to Shadow Lake Road: The Crystal River is just that, crystal clear and it’s as charming as the city of Rural that it flows through. It’s never very deep and you’re never far from civilization so it’s about…

Crawfish River
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Crawfish River Video: Milford to Jefferson

Here's a look at the Crawfish River trip from back in September. It was a rather slow and uneventful paddle, as is usually the case with this river, but it was a day on the water nonetheless...…

Little Wolf River
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Little Wolf River Video: Manawa to County X

Here's a look at the paddle down the Little Wolf River from back in September. Great for beginners, this mostly flatwater stretch does offer some riffles and a drop, but this section is more peaceful than exciting...…

Milespaddled.com 2011
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Easier On The Eyes

Welcome to the newly redesigned Miles Paddled. The reason for the change was to allow for easier readability and printing of information...…

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…

Little Wolf River
★ ★ ★

Little Wolf River I

Manawa to County Road X: Great for beginners, this mostly flatwater stretch does offer some riffles and a manageable drop, but this section of the Little Wolf is more peaceful than exciting, despite being a popular tubing destination. Rating:…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River VII: “The Lower Dells”

Wisconsin Dells to Norway Drive: A veritable playground of natural features for paddlers, this short trip on the Lower Dells should be in anybody’s bucket list, as the sandstone rock outcrops and islands are as spectacular, if fewer in…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River VI

Dekorra to Whalen Bay: A random curiosity trip on a stretch of the river in between Portage and Prairie du Sac that features a surprising array of beautiful scenery. The only catches are sharing the river with a lot…

Baraboo River
★ ★ ★

Baraboo River III

Union Center to Wonewoc: A brief jaunt that is frankly somewhat dull and monotonous until the very end of the trip, where a spectacular rock outcrop 150′ high towers above the river. Combine this with a bike shuttle along…

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 Skill…

Oconomowoc River
★ ★ ★

Oconomowoc River I

S. Concord Road to County Road P: A glacial stream featuring crystal clear water and a sand-gravel bottom with a couple boulders, small ledges, and precious little development along the way. While not necessarily spectacular, this last section of…

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Badfish Creek II

Old Stone Road to Casey Road: The Badfish is a treasure to have near Madison. Higher water levels added to the excitement this time around but would certainly test beginners and therefore, not recommended. Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆…

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…

The Wisconsin River Top to Bottom
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The Wisconsin River Top to Bottom

This video found its way into our inbox today from the Friends of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway. It's a very cool overview (literally) of our own majestic Wisconsin River...…

Canoecopia 2011
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Canoecopia 2011

Canoecopia 2011 is underway! If you've been there the last couple years, you'll definitely find more of the same...…