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Bark River IV

By on October 22, 2017

Highway 164 to Merton
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A brief trip made even shorter on account of inauspicious conditions – a river that, this far upstream is more like a brook you’d proverbially…

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Menomonee River II

By on August 29, 2017

Pilgrim Road to Frontier Park
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A despicable section of an otherwise wonderful river on account of its multiple logjams and difficult portaging. While there are some charms to this…

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Piscasaw Creek III

By on June 8, 2017

Denny Road to Squaw Prairie Road
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An almost great trip with pretty scenery, fabulous wildlife, engaging riffles and light rapids, alas, it comes with some serious caveats: it’s usually too…

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Neenah Creek

By on May 6, 2016

County Road EE to Oxford
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This was a personal curiosity that is more quixotic than practical, this upper stretch of Neenah Creek is uniquely beautiful but way too problematic…

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Yahara River XI

By on April 30, 2016

Windsor to Highway 113
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A disappointing section of the Yahara River which is fraught with deadfall and other obstructions. This trip will frustrate all but gluttons for punishment and…

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Mukwonago River

By on December 17, 2015

Mukwonago to Big Bend
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To be honest, this is a fairly boring trip. It has a pleasant beginning but it gets dull and monotonous soon after… and then all the…

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Crawfish River: North Branch

By on July 6, 2015

Fall River to Columbus-Fall River Road
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An exploratory trip full of initial promise with riffles, ledges, sandy-bottomed clear water, outstanding wildlife and little development, but also the most neglected…

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Rubicon River

By on June 21, 2015

Saylesville to Neosho
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A potentially fun river with lots of riffles, great wildlife and pretty scenery but way too many obstructions and portages – there’s a reason why you’ve…

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Grand River

By on June 14, 2015

Manchester to Kingston
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Featuring a river as beautiful and becoming as its surrounding countryside that is undeservedly mugged by a mind-boggling amount of obstructions, this trip is utterly rich…

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Puchyan River

By on May 7, 2015

County Road J to Huckleberry Road
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A monotonous trip through a marshy wetlands that empties into the Fox River between Princeton and Berlin. There are far too many obstructions…