Tag Archives: rivers

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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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 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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On Langston Hughes, Van Morrison and Writing

Joe Writes . . . River’s gonna take you where it wants you to go: can’t tell the wind not to howl or the river not to flow. I have been thinking of writing a piece on the river in … Continue reading

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New Camera Portends Fun on the Grand

Joe Writes . . .  I bought a GoPro Session Hero 5 and attached it to the front of the canoe on a recent paddle near Eaton Rapids. While I am only beginning to scratch the surface on how the … Continue reading

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The River in Winter

 Joe Writes . . .  Driving across the state from Ann Arbor to Grand Rapids and back today, I took the opportunity to check in on the Grand in a few spots, including two areas we canoed this summer.  The … Continue reading

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Remove the Dams?

The North Lansing Dam on the Grand River Joe Writes . . .  There is an environmental movement afoot aimed at removing dams from rivers throughout America, the general premise being “the more natural, the better” in rivers as in … Continue reading

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