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Sugar Creek I

By on May 26, 2017

County Road ES to Bowers Road
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A truly charming stream that meanders through wetlands and past tree-topped hilly moraines, with outstanding wildlife sightings, only minor obstructions, and a palpable…

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Piscasaw Creek II

By on May 20, 2017

Streit Road to Denny Road
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This section of Piscasaw Creek had everything I liked about the upper section and then some. Here I found beautiful prairie surroundings, farm dams…

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Bark River III

By on April 28, 2017

Highway 83 to Delafield Road
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A short fun trip that is as varied as it is scenic, beginning on a meandering creek-like river through a floodplain, entering…

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Milwaukee River VIII

By on April 13, 2017

West Bend to Newburg
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One of the funnest sections on the mighty Milwaukee River, this trip begins and ends with Class I rapids surrounded by parcels of…

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Black Earth Creek V

By on April 7, 2017

Black Earth (The Shoe Box Landing) to Hudson Road
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A return trip with a new twist to one of our favorite places to paddle in the Madison area, with…

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Lake Mendota: Governor’s Island

By on December 16, 2016

Touring Governor’s Island on Lake Mendota in Dane County
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A quick lark of a lake paddle to make the most of a winter’s day and take in the phenomena…

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La Crosse River III

By on December 9, 2016

Veterans Memorial County Park to La Crosse
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A unique mix of urban and undeveloped – but always bluff-framed and beautiful – this last section of the La…

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Black River III

By on December 2, 2016

Melrose to North Bend
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One of the best sections anywhere on the lower Black River, this trip features miles of lush sandy beaches (perfect for picnics or…

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Mirror Lake II

By on November 20, 2016

Mirror Lake State Park to Lake Delton
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One of the prettiest lakes in Central Wisconsin, Mirror Lake, located just outside of the Wisconsin Dells/Lake Delton area, offers a…

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Mill Creek (Portage)

By on November 13, 2016

Robin Lane to West River Drive
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Mill Creek, a tributary of the Wisconsin River, located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is a light-whitewater creek that should only be paddled when…