County Road W to Ensche Road
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This short but popular paddle offers some swift creek-like paddling with classic driftless surroundings but the agriculture run-off and erosion leaves something to be desired.
May 24, 2009
Gauge note: No gauge reading recorded at the time of this trip.
Cooksville to Murwin County Park
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Highly regarded but not well known, our first visit to Badfish Creek was nothing short of wonderful. It’s a twisty, riffly little ride on a mostly secluded creek that eventually meets up with the much larger Yahara River.
May 17, 2009
Tenney Park to Highway 30
Starkweather Creek is generally a bad idea. Despite the inviting entrance/exit from Lake Monona through the Olbrich grounds, it soon suffers from inner-city pollution and clogged arteries (they kind of go hand in hand being by Taco Bell, KFC, McDonald’s, Burger King and all). Sure it’s a…
North Freedom to Highway 113
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(North Freedom to Haskins Park: ☆)
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A tale of two Baraboos, the first stretch is muddy, brown and unexciting. The second part, however, is much more interesting and exciting as it riffles and waves its way…
Boscobel to Wyalusing State Park
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The last section before the confluence with the Missisippi River is less-traveled and feels the most secluded since it’s further from Madison and it’s by far the most alluring for those reasons. At times, you feel like you’re in the middle of…