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2017

Packing Advice For Kayakers
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Packing Advice For Kayakers

I was recently asked by some Danish friends to be interviewed for their link-type site about bags, specifically an article on packing for kayaking. So I pulled together some things I’ve learned throughout the years, and also a presentation…

Fools Flotilla 2017
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Fools’ Flotilla Video

The annual Fools’ Flotilla – an event to raise awareness of the work of the Wisconsin River Alliance – is this Sunday, June 10th. Last year, the first family of Miles Paddled took part and we had a blast! Take…

Plover River
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Plover River Video: Esker Road to Bevent Drive

One of our favorites in Central Wisconsin, this section of the Plover River is an exceptional day trip for paddlers. And with convenient access points, countless riffles, mild rapids and amazing boulder gardens, it combines all our favorite elements of…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River Video: Riverview Park to Reek Road

The Waupaca River from downtown to Highway 22 is a surprisingly fun section, though it’s rarely paddled. The last few miles after 22, however, are often slow, uneventful and a little noisy from the highway that gets closer and…

Fond Du Lac River West Branch
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West Branch of the Fond Du Lac River Video

One of the biggest surprise discoveries of 2017 was the West Branch of the Fond Du Lac River. At the right levels, this paddle is extremely fun, full of lengthy riflly runs in an engaging and ever-changing environment. It…

GoPro HERO5 Black
Gear Review

GoPro HERO5 Black

Sure there’s a newer version of GoPro’s Hero camera – the HERO6, but the HERO5 was brand-spankin’ new to us before the newer version was released last fall (GoPro does follow an annual Apple-product-release-like schedule, therefore reviews like this are less…

Crystal River
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Crystal River Video: Little Hope to Shadow Lake

Clocking in at just over four miles, this popular and easy paddle down the last legs of the beautiful Crystal River is perfect for beginners or those looking for a leisurely afternoon. And if you were ever curious as…

Robinson Creek
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Robinson Creek Video: Old County Road I to Kelly Road

Black River Falls is one of our favorite areas to paddle in Wisconsin because of creeks like Robinson. With narrow corridors, beautiful outcrops, lengthy riffly stretches and woodsy surroundings, it’s a very engaging, intimate and fun paddle. Have a…

Back Forty Mine
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No Back 40 Mine

We have generally steered clear from politics or sounding political, if only because a paddling website feels like neither the time nor place for that. (Besides, there is no shortage of political blogs out there – left, right, or…

Ahnapee River
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Ahnapee River Video: Frontier Park to Jacobus Park

Quitewater paddlers will enjoy this estuary paddle that starts in Forestville, Wisconsin, and ends in Lake Michigan. With a convenient waves-to-trails bike shuttle along the Ahnapee State Trail, and the excellent Ahnapee Brewery at the take-out in Algoma, this…

Youtube/milespaddled.com
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Miles Paddled was one of thousands of niche content creators to receive an email from Youtube this week, which basically said, “sorry, you’re small potatoes and you probably create questionable videos for our advertisers, therefore we’re giving you 30 days to…

Piscasaw Creek
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Piscasaw Creek Video: Streit Road to Denny Road

On this return trip to the Piscasaw, (only a few days after our first-ever visit) we were treated to a more interesting run than upstream due to three runnable farm dams, and a very swift and riffly current. With…

Piscasaw Creek
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Piscasaw Creek Video: Maxon Road to Streit Road

The Piscasaw, located near Chemung in Illinois, is a great little prairie creek best caught in Spring when the water is up. This section has very mild riffles so beginners shouldn’t find it too challenging but do expect to…

2017 Year in Review
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Miles Paddled 2017 Year in Review

2017 was easily the most eventful year for Milespaddled.com yet. Never could we have imagined just how many opportunities would come our way when the year began. For two guys who generally fear self-promotion, (well, one guy, Timothy’s OK…

17 Best Paddles of 2017
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17 Best Paddles of 2017

2018 is almost upon us, can you believe it? Before we say goodbye to this year and head into what will be the tenth year of Milespaddled.com, here’s our annual year-end look back at some of the places we…

Pecatonica River
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Pecatonica River V

Pecatonica River Nature Preserve to Trask Bridge Forest Preserve: A simple paddle that’s as pleasant as it is dull, where merely being on the water is more important than the surrounding landscape or fun rapids. This short jog on…

30 Gifts for Canoers and Kayakers
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30 Unique Gifts For Paddlers

With the gift-giving season upon us, we’re always looking for paddling-related gifts for our fellow canoe and kayak friends who already have all the usual paddling gear. While doing some Black Friday shopping, we fell into a rabbit-hole of…

Pecatonica River East Branch
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Pecatonica River: East Branch VI

Hollandale to Horseshoe Bend Road: A revisit to one of our faves, this time slightly tailored to shorten the trip and double-down on the bluff-lined landscape, this section of the Pecatonica River’s east branch is quintessential Driftless deliciously close…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River XV

Spring Green to Lone Rock: An easy, straightforward, entirely delightful stretch of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway featuring innumerable sandbars, wooded islands, rolling hills and even an exposed sandstone rock wall. Great accesses at the put-in and take-out make for…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River VI

Buchholz Road to County Highway Q: A long section with a generous mix of good and bad – the pluses being swift current, clear water, giant boulder gardens, attractive tall banks and great accesses; the minuses being notoriously shallow…

milespaddled.com at rutabaga
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An Evening at Rutabaga Paddlesports

We want to extend a huge and heartfelt thanks to those who came out to Rutabaga Thursday night. The attendance was far greater than we could’ve imagined. Your support and enthusiasm left us feeling like rock stars (once again)…

Plover River
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Plover River II

Esker Road to Bevent Drive: A chance encounter with some fellow paddlers led to a wonderful discovery. This often-paddled, but well-kept Central Wisconsin secret, is an exceptional day trip for paddlers with some experience under their belt. With convenient…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River V

Riverview Park to Reek Road: We’ve paddled the Waupaca many times but never have we explored the section from downtown to Reek Road, which is the furthest access point one can paddle to before reaching the stagnant waters of…

Bark River
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Bark River IV

Highway 164 to Merton: A brief trip made even shorter on account of inauspicious conditions – a river that, this far upstream is more like a brook you’d proverbially jump than a stream you’d paddle, and a streambed that…

Badger Mill Creek
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Badger Mill Creek

Old County Road PB to Highway 69: With a lot of deadfall, climbovers, duck-unders, tree dodging, cow dodging, shallow spots, several very low cattle gates and a 100-yard tunnel, this trip isn’t for everyone. That said, for the courageous paddler,…

Miles Paddled Rutabaga
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Miles Paddled at Rutabaga Paddlesports

Hey all, we’ll be spending the evening of November 9th, at Rutabaga Paddlesports in lovely Monona, Wisconsin, to talk about the book, the website and paddling in general. The fun starts at 6 and here are the rest of the details:…