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Kickapoo River Video
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Kickapoo River Video: Highway 131 to Ontario

Here’s some video of an discovered a gem of a paddle in the most obvious of places – upstream the extremely popular section of the Kickapoo River. With water clarity as stunning as the sandstone rock outcrops before and above…

Eau Claire River
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Eau Claire River (Eau Claire County) Video

Here’s our Eau Claire River video of one of its quieter and often over-looked segments. The river here is a nearly wild setting with wooded hills, steep banks, and solitude surrounds. The put-in is particularly scenic located at the…

red river
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Red Cedar River Video: County Road W to Colfax Park

We captured some one of the prettiest stretches of the Red Cedar River which features many stunning hills and hollows with exposed rock outcrops. This trip is great for beginner paddlers and those just looking for a relaxing day…

Wolf River
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Wolf River Video: Langlade to Markton

Here’s our Wolf River video of Langlade to Markton which captures the exhilarating whitewater runs of Boy Scout Rapids, Hansen’s Rapids, Gilmore’s Mistake and much more. This glorious trip is exciting and full of awe-inspiring beauty. Have a look. (Adjust…

Wolf River
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Wolf River Video: Lily to Hollister

Here’s our most recent capture of the Lily to Hollister section on the Wolf River. It’s a beautiful boulder-clad section featuring countless riffles, lots of Class I rapids and splashy Class I-II drops in a mostly wild, undeveloped corridor.…

Wolf River Video
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Wolf River Video: Hollister to Langlade

Here’s our Wolf River video of Hollister to Langlade, a section that is more frisky than starting at Lily and less frothy than Langlade. This section is great for “lightwater” enthusiasts thirsty for Class II rapids but apprehensive of…

Rattlesnake Creek
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Rattlesnake Creek Video

Rattlesnake Creek video of a non-stop trip in Driftless country on a wonderful small stream with massive cliff walls, rugged brickwork terrain, countless riffles, huge boulders, a peppy current and a feeling of wild exploration. In short, it’s a gem…

Pine River Oxbow (Florence County)
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Pine River (Florence County) Video: “The Oxbow”

The Pine River Oxbow is a popular and unique trip in northern Wisconsin on account of its supreme ease of shuttle logistics – you take-out within a 10-15 minute walk of where you put-in. Accommodating to all skill levels,…

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…

Brule River Video
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Brule River Video

Here’s a look at the Brule River, arguably the best a northwoods paddle can offer in terms of beginner paddler-friendly while still offering a bounty of rambunctious beauty, outstanding wildlife, sheer lack of development, and occasional riffles and light,…

Blue River
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Blue River Video

Here’s some video of the Blue River, a meandering Driftless trout stream that offers a unique and intimate experience on a swift and splashy river dotted with massive boulders, rock outcrops and steep valleys. (Adjust to 1080p for the…

Little Turtle Creek
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Little Turtle Creek Video

Little Turtle Creek dazzles with crystal-clear water, steady current, lots of riffles, and a thrilling mix of prairies, pastures and forest. Good accesses and excellent wildlife only add to the whole experience. A couple down trees to portage can…

Scuppernong Creek
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Scuppernong Creek Video

A half-dozen portages couldn’t sully a trip that quietly meanders past backyards and across small lakes, around natural springs, soggy bogs, cattail corridors, hemlocks and tamaracks, over stunningly clear water, amidst tons of wildlife and capped off by a…

Castle Rock Creek-Fennimore Fork
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Castle Rock Creek/Fennimore Fork Video

A surprisingly viable paddling prospect when water levels are higher than normal, this Driftless Area trout stream tumbles and meanders past exposed rock outcrops, bluffs, pine relicts, and swaths of prairie. Accesses are OK but not great, and there…

Devil's Lake
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Devil’s Lake Video

An extraordinarily short but delightful paddle within Wisconsin’s most popular State Park, this little adventure provides a different perspective to the towering bluffs of Devil’s Lake, and is especially appealing during the peak colors of fall. (Adjust to 1080p for…

Robinson Creek
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Robinson Creek Video: Kelly Road to West Pine Hill Road

The fabled lower section of Robinson Creek features no fewer than five Class II-III ledges through a series of two separate mini canyons. As such, this trip demands caution and care, and should be considered only by experienced paddlers…

Turtle Creek
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Turtle Creek Video: O’Riley Road to Sweet-Allyn Park

Turtle Creek is one of our favorite paddles in Southern Wisconsin. This section is rather tame with wide and long straightaways, but the payoff of paddling beneath the beautiful Tiffany Stone Arch bridge is the cherry on top of this…

Cannon River Video
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Cannon River Video: Cannon Falls to Welch

We love paddling our neighboring states, especially Minnesota’s driftless region. Here, we returned to the Cannon River to explore a section quite popular for canoeing, kayaking and tubing. With that in mind, do know that you’ll company along the…

Badfish Creek Video
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Scuppernong River Video: Highway 106 to County Road D

If you’ve ever wondered about the Scuppernong, wonder no more. It’s flat and often channelized, but mostly marsh-like and open. And it’s full of birds and sometimes boats. On this beautiful blue-skied Sunday in early-August, it made for a…

Badfish Creek Video
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Badfish Creek Video: Old Stage Road to Casey Road

This section of Badfish Creek is our absolute favorite paddle near Madison. With almost always reliable water levels, riffles, sand/gravel bars, and maintained access points, it’s as delightful of a paddle experience one could ask for. Here’s a look at last…

Horseshoe Island Video
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Horseshoe Island Video: Door County, Wisconsin

Have a look at the there-and-back Door County diversion we had last July by paddling some big-lake (or big-Bay, I suppose) waters on our way to hike around Horseshoe Island. It’s a great paddle so long as the water…

Pewaukee River Video
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Pewaukee River Video: Koepp Park to Bluemound Road

It’s been well documented that at the right water levels, the Pewaukee River has proven potential. But on this specific day, it was far too low – which made for a half weed-choked and half-hoofing-it type of “paddle.” As…

Grant River Video
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Grant River Video: Short Cut Road to County Road U

In 2019, we returned to one of our favorite sections of the Grant River. Although we didn’t update the trip report (since nothing was notably different) we did capture the trip on video again. What was unique this time…

Safety Tips For Paddling Trips
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Safety Tips for Paddling Trips

We were recently invited by the River Alliance of Wisconsin to help create some safety paddling videos. The collaboration resulted in what we believe are important (and hopefully useful) videos for being prepared and safe on the water. Timothy was…