Boundary Waters 2018

As a follow up to a successful family canoe camping basecamp experience at the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in 2017, and to have something constructive for Devin & Evie to do before school started back up, I decided to take my two youngest on a proper canoe trip albeit sized appropriately for a 6 and 13 … Continue reading Boundary Waters 2018

Wisconsin River 2018

During the winter of 2017-2018 one of my Scouting buddies, Larry, asked if I'd be interested in helping to organize a group trip down the Wisconsin River. Our troop had done a trip in 2016 and we'd had a good time, and while this trip would be mostly with people we know through Scouts it … Continue reading Wisconsin River 2018

Nippersink Creek May 2018

My buddy Matt and I were supposed to be partners again for this year's 61st running of the Des Plaines Canoe and Kayak Marathon.┬áSadly, in the 10 days before the marathon was supposed to happen record rainfall occurred within the Des Plaines River's watershed, causing the river to leave its banks. There are a few … Continue reading Nippersink Creek May 2018

Boundary Waters 2016

I've been promising my 11 year old a canoe trip for a couple years now but it kept getting put off and postponed for various reasons. In 2016 I decided that it was going to happen no matter what, and we invited along a friend of mine and his 15 year old daughter to help … Continue reading Boundary Waters 2016

Sylvania Wilderness 2012

Our trip officially started on the 30th of June, when Gavin and I piled into our loaded & canoe-topped Prius to head up North for Cub Scout resident camp. After camp was done we drive a little further North to explore parts of the Sylvania Wilderness in Watersmeet, MI. In April of 2011 I also … Continue reading Sylvania Wilderness 2012