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Pecatonica River: East Branch VII

By on December 14, 2018

Highway 78 to River Road
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A long overdue redux trip on an excellent stretch of the East Branch of the Pecatonica River that is easy for beginners,…

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Portage: A Family, a Canoe, and the Search for the Good Life

By on December 9, 2018

It’s late autumn in the Upper Midwest, which is to say still the beginning of the 5-months-long reign of cold, dark austerity that is November through March. Even the…

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Dagger Katana 9.7

By on December 2, 2018

Like a lot of crushes, my Katana happened by chance. And not unlike a certain kind of liaison, I wasn’t looking for another at the time. It just happened;…

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Mill Creek (Richland County)

By on November 30, 2018

Crossover Road to Highway 60
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A run-of-the-mill name for a stream that you’ve likely never heard about – this obscure curiosity offers two distinctly different paddling environments and…

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Pecatonica River: Mineral Point Branch II

By on November 12, 2018

Lake Ludden to S. Oak Park Road
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A truly peculiar but unique branch of the Pecatonica system, this trip offers an obstacle course around strainers, some fun…