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Pecatonica River East Branch

Pecatonica River East Branch
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Pecatonica River: East Branch VII

Highway 78 to River Road: A long overdue redux trip on an excellent stretch of the East Branch of the Pecatonica River that is easy for beginners, poses minimal obstructions, and rewards the paddler with truly terrific scenery and…

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…

Pecatonica River East Branch
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Pecatonica River: East Branch V

Woodford to Highway 11: The last stretch of the Pecatonica’s East Branch, before it merges with the mainstream between South Wayne and Browntown, offers some truly pleasant moments (modest rock outcrops, tall bluffs and some riffles) but it’s a…

Pecatonica River East Branch
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Pecatonica River: East Branch IV

Argyle to Blackhawk Memorial County Park: Another tranquil, slow-paced trip past oak trees, a couple gentle bluffs and tallgrass in southwestern Wisconsin, this section of the East Branch isn’t dramatic but it’s very pleasant. Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ Trip Report…

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Pecatonica River: East Branch III

Highway HK to Hollandale: Alternating between serene, sublime and sucky, this trip is quite a mixed bag. The water levels are fickle and the obstructions are frustrating but there are fun riffles coupled with magnificent rock outcrops (ancient in…

Pecatonica River East Branch
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Pecatonica River: East Branch II

Hollandale to Blanchardville: An exhilarating trip on a skinny river that sneaks its way around one bluff and then another, many of them topped with pine-crowned cliffs, pockmarked boulders and gorgeous sandstone. When not so dramatic, there are oak…

Pecatonica River East Branch
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Pecatonica River: East Branch I

Highway 78 to Argyle: This section of the East Branch of the Pecatonica River is a tranquil, mostly slow-paced trip past preserved oak savannas, tallgrass prairie, lowland forests, southern sedge meadows and coquettish rock outcroppings in southwestern Wisconsin. Rating:…