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Piscasaw Creek I

By on May 13, 2017

Maxon Road to Streit Road
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A rarely paddled but really pleasant trip that travels through prairie and farmland in Northern Illinois, Piscasaw Creek, a tributary of the Kishwaukee River, is…

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Oconomowoc River II

By on May 4, 2017

Wisconsin Avenue to Fowler Lake Park
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A pleasant, alebeit short trip, that goes river-lake-river-lake along stunningly clear water in a mix of opulent development and natural wetlands. Dams and additional…

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Door Creek

By on April 20, 2017

Femrite Drive to Fish Camp County Park
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A lark of an exploratory trip that had everything to do with being outdoors on a rare sunny day and checking out an…

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Cedar Creek

By on March 31, 2017

County Road M to Cedarburg
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A pleasant and peppy stream that loops around the posh suburban backyards of Cedarburg, Cedar Creek still offers some breaks from the large residences where…

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Mullet River

By on November 27, 2016

Plymouth to County Road M
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A truly engaging little stream surrounded by a lot of natural beauty, but the two main problems a paddler will face on the Mullet are…

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Onion River II

By on November 26, 2016

County Road A to County Road V
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A paddling reconnaissance to determine if the “official” Onion River trip (from County Road V to Rochester Park at the Sheboygan River confluence)…

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Milwaukee River VII

By on November 25, 2016

Fredonia to Grafton
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A perfectly pleasant albeit monotonous day trip on a wide river with a mix of natural corridors and development, this stretch of the Milwaukee River…

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Ashippun River

By on November 12, 2016

Ashippun Lake to Ski Slide Road
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An impromptu trip done on a lark with no prior mapping or intel that ended up being one-third fun, one-third frustrating and one-third…

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Milwaukee River: East Branch III

By on November 9, 2016
A roguish trip by and by, one with several moments of knock-your-socks beauty and unique features in a mostly undeveloped corridor in the gorgeous Kettle Moraine State Forest, alas the overwhelming obstructions and obstacles outweigh the charms...
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Bois Brule River V

By on October 20, 2016
An easy there-and-back trip on the relatively obscure headwaters area of the vaunted Bois Brule River, paddlers will be delighted with innumerable backwater pools, springs and spongy bogs surrounded...