Browsing Tag

2015

Halls Creek
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Halls Creek

Trow Lake Dam to Halls Creek Landing: Halls Creek is one of many excellent paddling destinations in the Black River Falls area. With countless riffles, a few Class I ledges and numerous stunning rock formations that decorate the twists and turns through an…

Neenah Creek
★ ★

Neenah Creek I

County Road EE to Oxford: This was a personal curiosity that is more quixotic than practical, this upper stretch of Neenah Creek is uniquely beautiful but way too problematic for paddlers. Rating: ☆ ☆ Trip Report Date: April 19, 2015…

Wisconsin River Upper Dells
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Wisconsin River: Upper Dells Video

Best explored with paddle in hand, the Dells of the Wisconsin River is a must-visit destination. Have a look at part one our annual fall flotilla on the Upper Dells...…

Wedges Creek Video
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Wedges Creek Video: Middle Road to Riviera Avenue

Best caught at higher levels than when we visited it, Wedges Creek is a seldom paddled gem located in Black River Falls. The highlight of this trip was not the creek itself however, but the extended section of the…

Wolf River
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Wolf River Video: Lily to Hollister

The Wolf River is a must-visit paddling destination for whitewater-curious paddlers. Here’s a look back at a particularly popular section from September of 2015...…

Milwaukee River
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Milwaukee River Video: Grafton to County Highway T

With nearly endless riffles and surrounded by limestone and dolomite dells, this short clip on the Milwaukee River makes for a fun and visually stunning paddle, highly recommended for mild-whitewater adventurers and definitely one of our favorites of 2015...…

Milwaukee River Video
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Milwaukee River Video: Newburg to Fredonia

Have a look at the Newburg to Fredonia section of the Milwaukee River we revisited back in June of last year. It was anticipated to be a little more exciting than it turned out to be but there was…

Zumbro River
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Zumbro River Video

Seemingly endless standing waves (and a first-ever shuttle via ATV) highlight this beautiful section of Minnesota’s Zumbro River, another run that made our Best Paddles of 2015 list...…

Red Cedar River
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Red Cedar River Video: Menomonie to Downsville

This trip down the Red Cedar river wasn't particularly exciting in terms of scenery, but it was a quick and splashy ride all the way to the end where you'll find a convenient waves-to-trails shuttle...…

15 Best Paddle of 2015
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15 Best Paddles of 2015

2015 was another big year for milespaddled.com. We reported on 49 waterways and logged over 400 miles throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota (this is in addition to the many miles that were paddled for an upcoming book that we're very…

Pigeon River
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Pigeon River

County Road J to Lake Michigan: A true gem of a stream, the highlight of which is its endless riffles and playful current. Add to that a pretty environment with lovely moraine hills, numerous public parks and one of…

Mukwonago River
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Mukwonago River

Mukwonago to Big Bend: To be honest, this is a fairly boring trip. It has a pleasant beginning but it gets dull and monotonous soon after… and then all the way to the take-out. Rating: ☆ ☆ Trip Report Date: November…

White River
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White River (Waushara County)

County Road YY to Czech Lane: An obscure section of a relatively obscure river, there’s a lot to like but also a lot to loathe about this trip – wooded hills, cool trees, clear water, good current but very…

Mecan River
★ ★ ★

Mecan River II

Germania to Lock Road: One of the better getaway destinations for paddling in southern Wisconsin with a northwoods-like feel, the Mecan features crystal clear water, peppy current, and minimal development – all enclosed within an engaging environment. Not recommended…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River III

Amherst to Durrant Road: A trip from hell (for me personally) but a real treasure for most paddlers featuring sparkling clear water, countless swift riffles, plus a couple of rapids, stupendously big boulder gardens, steep hillside banks and decent…

Rock River
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Rock River III

Kanow Park to County Road P: Often wide, always slow, muddy and usually surrounded by agriculture, the big old Rock River is hardly a glamorous destination. But it does provide for some pretty, undeveloped moments, abound in wildlife and…

Wedges Creek
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Wedges Creek I

Middle Road to Riviera Avenue: Wedges is yet another Black River Falls creek that you’ll want to add to your bucket list. This brief 4.25-mile run makes for a great half-day adventure or add another few miles of Black…

Morrison Creek
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Morrison Creek

Cemetery Road to Morrison Landing: On clear water in a near-wilderness environment with zero development, an endless array of light rapids as well as one challenging Class II+ pitch, approximately one gazillion boulders, stunning rock walls with weeping seeps and…

Namekagon River
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Namekagon River

County Road K to Riverside Landing: Crystal clear water, good current, great wildlife, dozens of free campsites along the way to provide for fun multi-day trips, and all set in a very wild-feeling environment because of minimal development, the…

Pine River (Lincoln)
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Pine River (Lincoln County)

Center Road to County Road W: Hands down, this was the single most fun and exhilarating run of whitewater we’ve ever experienced. This brief but beautiful and exhilarating segment of the Pine River is an absolute must. Non-stop Class…

Wolf River
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Wolf River IV

County Road A to Lily: A mostly fun and pretty trip on what can be described as the dress rehearsal of the famed Wolf River rapids further downstream, this stretch is mostly quietwater with a couple notable exceptions. Just…