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Great Rivers WI River Float 7/12/08

Discussion in 'Wooden Canoe Events' started by Paul Miller, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Paul Miller

    Paul Miller Canoe Nut

    Hello all in the Great MidWest,

    The Great Rivers Chapter of the WCHA will be gathering it's members for a great canoe outing July 12, 2008.

    Please come and bring a friend and let us know you plan to attend.



    Great Rivers Chapter
    Wooden Canoe Heritage Association

    Wisconsin River Float
    Arena to Spring Green

    July 12

    About 20 miles west of Madison on Hwy 14, take Willow Street/River Road from Arena north about three miles to the river.

    Plan to arrive at 10 a.m. We will need to shuttle vehicles from the put in to Spring Green.
    Trip length is about 12 miles. It should take about 6 hours. We’ll stop on a few sand bars to get some sun, play in the pools and sip refreshments, etc. BYO food and drink. Takeout is at Bob’s Riverside Landing about two miles past the Hwy 23 bridge on the right. We will complete the shuttle and retire to Bob’s for burgers, pizza, brewskies and whatever.

    For information: Jerry Karbon, 608-831-5552
  2. OP
    Paul Miller

    Paul Miller Canoe Nut



    Finally posting some pictures.

    We had four canoes in the water on a very warm and windy day. We were paddling into the wind of course.

    The river is wide and had a large number of paddlers. A number of canoe livery services put people and canoes on the river, many camp overnight on the sandbars and the sandy shores.

    Great time was had by all.


    Attached Files:

  3. Howard Caplan

    Howard Caplan Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Paul and all who were out on the Wisconsin River in June.
    I received my DVD from Morrall River Films
    They are the folks who videoed us going down river and they had a nice plucg for Great Rivers and WCHA.
    The video is very good and I anticipate using it before my next Wi river trip. No close ups of faces but a lot of the canoes and all of us paddling at different times.

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