Miles Paddled started in 2008 as a tracking/planning blog for a group of four friends who chase rivers and creeks throughout (mostly Southern) Wisconsin. Since then, it’s grown into a paddling collective, where everyone who paddles with us, contributes, or is just a casual fan, is considered not only a part, but the soul of Miles Paddled.
Initially, most of our river knowledge was guided by the book Paddling Southern Wisconsin by Mike Svob and any other resource we could get our hands on. Our goal is to be an equally accessible resource for the paddling community in our beloved backyard of Wisconsin (and its neighbors too, as our footprint has expanded). Basically, we document detailed information on rivers and creeks as we experience it.
About The Site
We rate the water with a five-star rating (the original “Siskel and Ebert” of paddling, if you will). Admittedly, it’s a totally weird concept (because every paddle is different and our own personal experience is relative) but we consider it a useful way to top-line a trip. And after doing this for 2,000+ miles we think we have a good sense of impartial objectivity.
Trips we’ve paddled are listed in the sidebar. We also have some handy Paddle Guide overviews of rivers and creeks we’ve completed. Our Map gives an overview of everywhere we’ve traveled with links to each report. You’ll also find general paddling News, some Features we’ve put our heart into, Videos we’ve made, Gear Reviews of things we really use and even a T-Shirt Shop supported by Spreadshirt.
All content on milespaddled.com is copyrighted and is not to be reproduced in all or in parts without our permission and linking to the specific shared content. The gist of this: please give credit where credit is due. We’ve been mimicked and plagiarized, and while that’s very flattering, a simple credit or thanks is all we ask. Contact us for more information.
This is Miles Paddled
Even more about us because we can’t stop talking about ourselves.
Mr. Miles Paddled/Founder/Owner/Operator/Curator/CFO/Receptionist/Craft Service/Gaffer
Barry spends every spare moment paddling, planning a paddle or wondering when he’ll paddle next on his never-ending search for the next great rapid or riffle. He started Miles Paddled in 2008 as a way to communicate with the rest of the original “Miles Paddled 4” to plan and map their adventures and it soon turned into a shared resource.
Born and raised in Central Wisconsin on the Wisconsin River, kayaking was the culmination of all the things he loves; camping, fishing and exploring miles of his beloved state of Wisconsin that are only accessible in 14′ of plastic or aluminum.
Timothy Corcoran Bauer
Kayak Junkie/Guidebook Scribe/Miles Paddler since 2011
Water-lover and river-enthusiast, Timothy’s been paddling around Wisconsin and its neighboring states since 2008. Always eager to explore the obscure, he’s got a lot of wanderlust for secret places and memorable escapes (well, some he’d just as soon forget). Called “the Fanatic” by his friends, even in the depths of winter you’ll find Timothy bundled up but still on the water wherever it’s only partly frozen. He first got into paddling to impress a girl, and it’s been a love affair since (the paddling part at least). When not already on the water, Timothy is poring over maps to plan out his next trip, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends, sometimes in a canoe with his Boston Terrier. Originally from suburban New Jersey (exit 159), he has gladly made Madison his home and become a Packers fan for two decades. Since 2010 Timothy has proudly been a part of Miles Paddled, and in 2016 his first paddling guidebook was published, a manifesto for mini adventures in our backyards.
Loves: Topography, rapids from I-III, and lakes that are Great. Loathes: Spiders, barbed wire, and wind.
Miles Paddled Contributors:
Denny Caneff, Andy Hoernemann, Greg Seitz, Rachel, Emilie, Jared Wold, Sheila, A & T and Eric Guderyon.
Emilie, Brian, Jason, Tim, Timothy, Rose, Rachel, Mitch, Sue, Sara, Jeff, Chris, Karen, Seth, Dennis, Staci, Bekah, Katelyn, Jet, Monique, Annie, Caitlin, Grace, Sydney, Ken, David, Mark, Megan, Kristin, Joe (and I’m sure I’m forgetting a bunch).
Disclaimer: All information on Miles Paddled is based on our experiences and opinions of the water. As rivers change, so does the information contained on this site. Always use caution whenever on the water, no matter what skill level.