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Milespaddled 2021
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Miles Paddled 2021

Hey all, apologies for the downtime the last couple months but I had a “whole thing” I had to fix (like, moving the entire site). The good news is that we’re back up and the site is healthier than…

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…

Installing a depth finder on a kayak
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Kayak Modifications: Installing a Depth Finder

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. Canoe and kayak modifications are likely to become an ongoing…

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…

Wisconsin Public Radio
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The Larry Meiller Show: Combining Paddling, Pedaling And Camping

Thanks to Wisconsin Public Radio’s Larry Meiller Show for having Timothy on the show once again to talk about paddling, padaling and camping Wisconsin, among other paddling-related topics from call-in and write-in listeners. It’s always a pleasure to spend time…

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Miles Paddled Face Masks

We’re excited to offer Miles Paddled face masks, because let’s face it, (pun) you might need one when sharing a shuttle. We won’t be taking any profit from the sale of these, and instead, $1 of every mask will…

2019 Miles Paddled Outtakes
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Miles Paddled Outtakes 2017-2019

Throughout the last three years, we’ve gathered some mildly amusing outtakes from our adventures documenting rivers and creeks throughout Wisconsin (and our neighbors). It might be a stretch to call these entertaining, but it’s certainly revealing to see what…

2019 Year in Review
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Miles Paddled 2019 Year in Review

2019 was another eventful year for Milespaddled.com, so before fully embracing 2020, we thought we’d take a moment to look back at some of the notable things that came about this year. After finishing our year-long Tenth Anniversary celebration we got…

19 Best Paddles of 2019
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19 Best Paddles of 2019

Today we once again say goodbye to one paddling season and welcome in another. But before we officially sunset 2019 and head into year number twelve of Milespaddled.com, we bring you our annual look back at our favorite paddles…

40 Gifts for Canoers and Kayakers
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40 Unique Gifts For Paddlers

Black Friday is here, which means it’s time to start shopping for your special paddling brothers and sisters. Once again, Miles Paddled has got you covered by bravely wading into the sea of Amazon to discover the unique (and sometimes…

Wisconsin Shipwrecks
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Wisconsin Shipwrecks

It doesn’t get much cooler than this. The Wisconsin Historical Society recently shared news that paddlers can now find direct GPS coordinates to shipwreck sites as well as nearby access points. “Boaters, kayakers, beach walkers, divers, etc. can now…

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Paddle Wisconsin Interactive Map

Our friends at the River Alliance of Wisconsin have created a fantastic interactive map chock-full of information on streams to canoe and kayak throughout Wisconsin. Based on information from “Rick Kark’s Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to 309 Wisconsin Streams”…

Wisconsin Public Radio
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The Larry Meiller Show: Discovering Canoeing And Kayaking Routes

Thanks to Wisconsin Public Radio’s Larry Meiller Show for hosting Timothy in-studio once again to talk about canoeing and kayaking Wisconsin, his guidebook, and other paddling-related topics. It’s always interesting to hear what kinds of questions people are going to…

Cold Weather Paddling Apparel
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How To Dress For Cold-Weather Paddling

We are often asked the question, “What do you wear for cold-weather paddling?” So we thought we’d give you a brief top line of recommendations that work for us. The short of it: Layer up – that’s the key. A…

American Whitewater
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American Whitewater Supporters

Miles Paddled was blessed with a great 2018. Not only were we able to donate to the River Alliance for the third year in a row, but I’m happy to announce that we were also able to make a…

10 Favorite Miles Paddled Moments
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10 Favorite Miles Paddled Moments

Last January we started the new year looking back at 2017 in our first-ever “Year In Review”, but we’re already deviating from that formula because we’re at the end of celebrating our first decade anniversary. Instead of looking back…

10 Best Paddles of 2018
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10 Best Paddles of 2018

In keeping with our 10-Year anniversary features, we’re breaking the cadence of our “XX Best Paddles of 20XX” formula to highlight only ten from this year. Also, let’s face it, 45 paddles from 2045 is going to get a…

Ten Years of Ten Fave Gear
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10 Years of 10 Fave Gear

There’s certain gear that will live you for life, the kind you can depend on and trust. In the years since starting gear reviews, there have been some that have risen to the top as tried and true and…

10 Favorite Destination Photos
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10 Favorite Destination Photos

I had a really hard time deciding what to call this group of photos. I mean, these aren’t necessarily “paddling” photos, though they were taken while out on paddling excursions. But “Ten Favorite Not-Paddling Photos” sounded not only clumsy…

35 Gifts for Canoers and Kayakers
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35 Unique Gifts For Paddlers

Happy Black Friday, ‘Merica! Can you (canoe?) believe it’s already that time of year to start shopping for your fanatical paddling brothers and sisters? And can you believe we actually spent time working up another gift list? Well, last…

10 Favorite Comments
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10 Favorite Comments

Throughout the years, Miles Paddled has received thousands, literally, thousands, of comments. They mostly arrive via email or directly to the site, but also to Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Messenger, and even snail mail (no kidding). They’ve come…

10 Favorite Wildlife Photos
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10 Favorite Wildlife Photos

Wildlife photos are usually my favorites because I appreciate how hard it is to capture a “perfect” moment while in a moving boat and competing with the natural fact that our subjects are ready to flee at the sound of…

10 Best of the Worst Photos
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10 Best of the Worst Photos

We’ve encountered a lot of fences and barriers, and I think every single one of them is ugly. We’ve met a lot of deadfall and blockages, and I’ve never enjoyed hiking around them. We’ve seen trash, abuse, drainage pipes,…

Miles Paddled New York to Los Angeles
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Miles Paddled New York to Los Angeles

We’re nearing 3,000 miles reported on this site but we found a rather interesting milestone to consider in the meantime (it is an odd one, mind you). 2,790 miles might not seem like a number to get all excited…

10 Favorite River Trips
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10 Favorite River Trips

Ten years of documenting rivers and creeks throughout Wisconsin and our neighboring states has given us a whole lot of trips to reminisce on. When we’re asked to name favorites, there are some that instantly come to mind. But…

10 Favorite Paddling Videos
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10 Favorite Paddling Videos

Years ago, I started recording paddles after I fell in love with videos found on YouTube created by Tom Lindblade, and then later Mark and Mary Morrall who once produced paddling DVDs of local trails. They were the inspiration…

10 Favorite Creek Trips
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10 Favorite Creek Trips

In ten years, we’ve written about a whole lot of rivers and creeks, (304 as of this writing, to be specific) so you’d think we’d have a hard time narrowing our favorite creek trips to only ten. Truth be…

10 Favorite Paddling Photos
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10 Favorite Paddling Photos

Miles Paddled started in April of 2008 with a more generic (and clumsier) name. It wasn’t until a particularly lengthy paddle on the Lower Wisconsin River where we learned just how long a paddling-mile was that inspired the name…