Category Archives: rivers

Sore Butts and Herons

Tom Writes . . . Holy 2018! June 22 and 23 – Jones Road to Webber Dam. Eagle, Michigan, to the boondocks between Portland and Lyons. We paddled two days in a row. First time we have been on the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Welcomes

Joe Writes . . . Paddling the Grand, a bit short of Portland, we came upon a lovely oasis and an invitation to pause and rest. While ‘No Trespassing’ signs are common along the river’s bank, a homemade sign here … Continue reading

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No Motorcycles In The Canoe

  Tom Asks… Joe, my Skipper, my Admiral, can you afford to buy a Harley? If you would just buy us a good motorcycle, we could put said motorcycle in the middle of our canoe, in front of your stern … Continue reading

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The River Heals

December 23, 2017 Joe Writes . . .  Happy Holidays to all who care about rivers, woods and water in Michigan and all over this land. Be vigilant; these are perilous times. I was recently gobsmacked by the realization that … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat the Red Berries!

December 1, 2017 Tom Writes . . . Grand Ledge Dam to Jones Road Bridge in Eaton County  Training for the Winter Canoe Olympics We really like our canoe, and we really like our river, and, we are couple of … Continue reading

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A Rare December Outing on the Grand

Joe Posts . . .  Travel down the river with us – digitally, at least –  while we wait for Tom’s customary – and interesting – travelogue piece about our December 1st outing from the dam at Fitzgerald Park near … Continue reading

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A Post-Thanksgiving Hike Along the Grand

Tom Writes . . .  Golden Friday – November 24, 2017 (Exactly One Month before Christmas Eve) Grand Ledge, Michigan In two years on the river, the town of Grand Ledge is the farthest downstream we have paddled. Today we … Continue reading

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