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Published On 5/13/2022
Just the 3 of us, on another record-breaking day
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Published On 5/8/2022
Report by our newest TAPC member
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Published On 5/6/2022
Just the two of us!
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Published On 4/23/2022
The first TAPC trip of 2022
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Published On 4/16/2022
We worked in a snow storm to do this one
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Published On 10/19/2021
A glorious day for our last Pine trip of the season!
We didn't want it to end.
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Published On 10/13/2021
Good to get outdoors, and make new friends
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Published On 10/10/2021
A grand time was had by all!
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Published On 10/9/2021
Into each life, a little rain must fall, but it didn't last
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Published On 10/7/2021
Gorgeous early fall day!
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Published On 10/1/2021
Six of us (including a member who joined yesterday) enjoyed what could be the last real "summer" day
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Published On 9/30/2021
Twelve for lunch, please
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Published On 9/28/2021
Even though they traveled through the city of Manistee on the way there...
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Published On 9/25/2021
A delightful afternoon!
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Published On 9/19/2021
This could be our last real summer trip of the year - who knows?
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Published On 9/17/2021
A glorious day on the South Branch!
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Published On 9/15/2021
A new member joined the TAPC this week, and was "baptized" on her first trip
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Published On 9/12/2021
We beat the rain, again! And no portages required.
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Published On 9/11/2021
Gerald and Sue planned this one for Pam's birthday paddle
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Published On 9/10/2021
Several newbies for this trip: us and the salmon
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Published On 9/8/2021
We found more than we had expected, and beat the rain!
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Published On 9/6/2021
Lots of twists and turns, plus a lesson learned the hard way
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Published On 9/4/2021
A change from our original plan, and only a little rain fell on us.
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Published On 9/2/2021
The last one this season, and only ONE bag!
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Published On 8/29/2021
More excitement than we had planned for; the river had gone from 220 CFS to 670 CFS, and the water level went up 1.5 feet.
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Published On 8/23/2021
A neat surprise at the Peterson access, and a sensational group!
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Published On 8/18/2021
Members came from the four corners of the world, and Michigan
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Published On 8/15/2021
Planned only two days beforehand, a great crew, with several lumberjack jobs.
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Published On 8/13/2021
The Pine was still at flood stage, so we changed the venue and got a great group!
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Published On 8/10/2021
Two long time paddlers hit the river again with neighbors L&J
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Published On 8/6/2021
We headed across the Mighty Mac to hit a famous river
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Published On 8/4/2021
A new place for some of us!
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Published On 7/31/2021
Another newbie report!
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Published On 7/26/2021
A new member finds a new river and new friends
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Published On 7/23/2021
One of the BEST cleanups ever!
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Published On 7/21/2021
Two newbies to kayaking report on their findings
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Published On 7/21/2021
5 docks are now out of the river.
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Published On 7/18/2021
Glad we went early.
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Published On 7/18/2021
A foray on the Pigeon River
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Published On 7/17/2021
We worked with the BCD to do two sections of the Upper Platte.
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Published On 7/14/2021
Kathleen came through with a magnificent limerick report!
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Published On 7/11/2021
A new venue on the Big Lake - the Manitou Islands seemed SO close!
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Published On 7/11/2021
Summary of a lovely outing: sunshine and fun!
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Published On 7/9/2021
We had a gorgeous day and we found more than we expected to but not much trash.
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Published On 7/9/2021
Five primary colors
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Published On 7/5/2021
Nobody else on the river for a holiday weekend!
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Published On 7/3/2021
A fun and somewhat challenging trip down a semi-obscure stream.
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Published On 7/1/2021
Five intrepid paddlers battle the mighty waters!
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Published On 6/30/2021
A few screw-ups, but a job well done! Written by a young lady who graduated from Wellesley this spring.
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Published On 6/28/2021
Pour it on! After several days of rain, sunshine prevailed, but we did have some new challenges.
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Published On 6/23/2021
We made the decision to turn back early.
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Published On 6/21/2021
Two newbies brave the chilly temps and trash of the Pine River
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Published On 6/18/2021
No longer a "Sturgeon Virgin", baptism complete!
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Published On 6/16/2021
Only 4 of us but we had a great time.
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Published On 6/16/2021
The weather and the river were gorgeous but we did find some major trash in this section unlike previous sections.
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Published On 6/14/2021
Fun day on the river and we did some good.
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Published On 6/14/2021
What a gorgeous day it was for us to clean up this short and very clean section of the Boardman
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Published On 6/13/2021
Usually we take out at Fred's landing, but the road down is iffy and it took only 45 minutes after Fred's to reach Homestead.
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Published On 6/12/2021
We joined the BCD for a fun and tiring day on the Betsie
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Published On 6/12/2021
We finally got to do this.
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Published On 6/11/2021
Nobody else was on the river!
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Published On 6/8/2021
First time for Brad, low water, but gorgeous as usual
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Published On 6/6/2021
Two teams of two, and surprises
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Published On 6/5/2021
Lots of thank you notes
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Published On 6/4/2021
We call it the Non-Cleanup because there's not much trash to find but we found quite a bit this time, thanks to our eagle eyed paddlers.
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Published On 6/2/2021
A stellar day with great wildlife sightings
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Published On 5/29/2021
Bright sunshine, and a new takeout location
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Published On 5/27/2021
Water level was kind of low, and so was the temperature
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Published On 5/25/2021
First time for Brad! A glorious day!
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Published On 5/22/2021
One new member, one missed turn, a few choice quotes
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Published On 5/20/2021
Worth the trip from downstate!
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Published On 5/18/2021
It's summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime!
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Published On 5/16/2021
Springtime on the Mason Tract
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Published On 5/15/2021
We worked with these newcomers to do a cleanup we couldn't do ourselves.
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Published On 5/13/2021
43rd anniversary paddle on a gorgeous spring day
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Published On 4/17/2021
Early spring with old friends
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Published On 4/17/2021
Today we did the biggest river and shoreline cleanup in the history of the club and 5 club members were there. We removed as much trash today as we do in 10 years of river cleanups.
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Published On 1/11/2021
A casual paddle through downtown on New Year's Day.
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Published On 10/10/2020
Amazing colors; lots of people on shoreline
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Published On 10/7/2020
Here's what goes into planning a trip like this
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Published On 10/3/2020
Fall colors, fast current, lesson learned
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Published On 9/27/2020
Fall colors and a speedy group
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Published On 9/25/2020
We couldn't figure out why anyone would have missed this glorious day on the river
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Published On 9/24/2020
A small crew tackles the trash on the Crystal River.
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Published On 9/23/2020
Fall colors galore for the "gang of four"!
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Published On 9/20/2020
Twelve paddlers explore the Muskegon from M-66 to Evart.
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Published On 9/20/2020
Carol joined the club at 7AM & on her first paddle at 2PM! What a joy to get to know her this afternoon!
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Published On 9/18/2020
A hint of fall, and lots of laughs. Brisk morning!
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Published On 9/14/2020
A bit of early fall color, and some lumberjack work
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Published On 9/11/2020
Autumn is on its way!
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Published On 9/7/2020
No crowds on Labor Day, no rain, cool temps and one unplanned swim break
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Published On 9/6/2020
3 newbies and good weather on the Upper Manistee
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Published On 9/4/2020
Sara's newest 5-mile hike & 8-mile paddle close to home
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Published On 8/31/2020
New Mexico members marvel at Michigan waters!
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Published On 8/29/2020
Welcome back to the Waltons!
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Published On 8/29/2020
Beautiful, Interesting and a little more excitement than expected or necessary
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Published On 8/27/2020
4 Vagabonds dodged the rain.
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Published On 8/25/2020
Jim Cooper's first paddle on the Pine
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Published On 8/22/2020
An exploratory trip on the upper Sturgeon from Bush Rd. to Wolverine.
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Published On 8/20/2020
A trip up and back on the little-traveled Pickerel Creek, a tributary of the upper Betsie River.
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Published On 8/19/2020
Final one of this season, with some amazing surprises!
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Published On 8/17/2020
Gorgeous day, and a few rocks. New lunch spot.
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Published On 8/16/2020
A terrific and enjoyable afternoon paddle on the Manistee River
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Published On 8/14/2020
Gorgeous day, with a swim break and wildlife
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Published On 8/12/2020
Beautiful weather and a relaxing paddle with friends
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Published On 8/8/2020
80th birthday bash, and a bit of rain - well maybe a lot of rain.
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Published On 8/6/2020
Our first Pine cleanup; we're coming back for more!
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Published On 8/3/2020
My wife thought it was easier than normal, even in the rain.
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Published On 8/2/2020
Sunday morning for the queens
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Published On 8/1/2020
Ocqueoc River from Millersburg to Ocqueoc Falls Campground
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Published On 7/31/2020
Crowded at the parking lot, but empty on the river!
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Published On 7/26/2020
A bigger group than on July 4, and nobody but us!
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Published On 7/25/2020
Bear Creek Brethren to Confluence of the Manistee
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Published On 7/24/2020
A photo essay
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Published On 7/21/2020
Two newbies on the Pine
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Published On 7/19/2020
Father M hosted a fine game
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Published On 7/18/2020
A gorgeous trip; new for some!
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Published On 7/16/2020
last minute girls-only paddle
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Published On 7/16/2020
Only two bagsful on a gorgeous afternoon! We are making a difference.
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Published On 7/14/2020
One guy and his harem!
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Published On 7/12/2020
Photo record of the oodles of obstacles It was both fun and gorgeous! And empty except for us.
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Published On 7/11/2020
Go early beat the crowds
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Published On 7/8/2020
Fast, but no problem for our group
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Published On 7/6/2020
Totally flat conditions and hardly any boat traffic
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Published On 7/5/2020
It was quiet for a while....
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Published On 7/4/2020
Solo trip - in early, out before the hoards
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Published On 7/3/2020
A great hidden treasure of a river
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Published On 7/2/2020
Bowman Bridge to Upper Branch
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Published On 6/30/2020
A good day to jump in!
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Published On 6/28/2020
Written by a Brazilian exchange student
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Published On 6/26/2020
River was running higher than normal, so much easier to avoid gravel and sand bars!
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Published On 6/24/2020
Clouds followed by sunshine, calm followed by waves followed by calm again
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Published On 6/20/2020
It's getting better all the time!
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Published On 6/18/2020
Seven of us cleaned from Peterson to Low Bridge
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Published On 6/17/2020
Wish Norm could have joined us since we enjoyed faster & deeper water than normal, great weather, many wildflowers & comraderie with friends.
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Published On 6/15/2020
Two newbies, 3 "swimmers", one big blue sky
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Published On 6/13/2020
A slightly new point of entry, and the return of the regulars!
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Published On 6/11/2020
It's done!
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Published On 6/11/2020
The BRCS event was done in stages over several separate days by people from the same housholds due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
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Published On 6/9/2020
Hot day, summer in the country. Just a bit of excitement
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Published On 6/7/2020
A great day for a paddle
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Published On 6/6/2020
Boardman Descended and Cleaned. New paddling innovation evaluated.
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Published On 6/4/2020
The most excitement occurred on the trip there!
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Published On 5/29/2020
An amazing Pine River limerick, with several verses
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Published On 5/22/2020
Water levels have dropped a bit
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Published On 5/20/2020
The change of venue was ideal
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Published On 5/15/2020
Started at Big Platte Lake and ended at Lake Michigan.
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Published On 5/13/2020
Trip hosts celebrated their 42nd anniversary.
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Published On 5/1/2020
First club trip of the season, with social distancing
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Published On 10/21/2019
Although our group was small we had a beautiful, quiet paddle.
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Published On 10/11/2019
Jacqui referred to the branches of the trees as being gift-wrapped!
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Published On 10/6/2019
Not quite peak fall colors, but glorious nevertheless.
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Published On 9/28/2019
Whoa ... what is that up ahead?!
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Published On 9/26/2019
Done! We paddled through a section of the Boardman that was previously blocked by dams!
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Published On 9/21/2019
This was probably the nicest day we have ever had for this event.
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Published On 9/21/2019
Whoever heard of an autumnal equinox paddle when the temp is 86 degrees?
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Published On 9/17/2019
Indian summer!
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Published On 9/14/2019
I bit windy but a very nice day for this next to the last cleanup of the year.
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Published On 9/10/2019
Sunshine, calm winds and great conversation
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Published On 9/7/2019
Perfect day on one of our favorite rivers.
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Published On 9/4/2019
Four intrepid souls brave the swamps of Interlochen!
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Published On 9/2/2019
Gorgeous river; nobody else around, except at the end - gross fishermen
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Published On 9/1/2019
Beaver dams galore, and serenity until lunchtime
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Published On 8/31/2019
We could not believe how clean the river and sandbar were.
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Published On 8/27/2019
Shortest club trip ever
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Published On 8/25/2019
A lot going on!
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Published On 8/22/2019
Lesson learned
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Published On 8/20/2019
Spectacular group for Pine cleanup #6 this year.
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Published On 8/17/2019
All local support for this one.
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Published On 8/16/2019
Impressions from a new member
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Published On 8/15/2019
Yummy lunch, and gorgeous river for the Texas visitor
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Published On 8/13/2019
Our first trip through the NEW river!
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Published On 8/10/2019
6 people, one newbie and one teenager
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Published On 8/8/2019
Three young people on their first Pine cleanup - a success!
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Published On 8/6/2019
A "new" experience for almost everyone
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Published On 8/4/2019
Pretty river, lovely weather and a few challenges. Great attitudes and a few mosquitoes (HAH!)
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Published On 8/3/2019
Glad we did this early in the day!
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Published On 8/3/2019
We cut this annual cleanup trip in half and it was still plenty long enough.
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Published On 8/1/2019
A small group, gorgeous weather and nobody around
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Published On 7/30/2019
Report done by the two college girls
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Published On 7/27/2019
We had been warned by another member that the river level had dropped and there would be three portages, but we were pleasantly surprised.
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Published On 7/25/2019
Only 5 of us there, but one of the nicest days on the Jordan we have ever had.
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Published On 7/23/2019
Quiet, pretty river
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Published On 7/21/2019
Stunning weather, perfect for occasional dips in the water.
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Published On 7/20/2019
Worst day on any river in 15 years. Yet - We still took out some trash.
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Published On 7/19/2019
No rain on this parade!
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Published On 7/14/2019
The prettiest section of the Pine is now pristine, thanks to amazing teamwork and eagle eyes.
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Published On 7/12/2019
It simply could not have been better!
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Published On 7/11/2019
We teamed up with several groups to continue this project.
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Published On 7/10/2019
a new place for a hiking team
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Published On 7/8/2019
The most amazing limerick trip report, with all true facts! A MUST read!
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Published On 7/7/2019
Lovely day on the big Manistee
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Published On 7/5/2019
A glorious day paddling through Traverse City
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Published On 7/3/2019
A gorgeous summer day, and a whole lot of trash
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Published On 7/1/2019
Written by a first time French kayaker
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Published On 6/29/2019
A bit of climbing, a few spiders, and a gorgeous stream on a holiday weekend (4 fishermen and us)
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Published On 6/27/2019
It's summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime!
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Published On 6/25/2019
Planned just for beginners, with gorgeous weather...and a surprise!
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Published On 6/22/2019
Lois and John lead a group of paddlers from Briar Patch to Walker Bridge.
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Published On 6/21/2019
challenging & fast, with bunny hops & big riffles, lots of fun at 260 cfs
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Published On 6/20/2019
Posted only two days in advance, lots of attendees
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Published On 6/18/2019
So glad we had several wonderful retrievers!
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Published On 6/16/2019
We beat the rain!
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Published On 6/11/2019
Home-based instruction
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Published On 6/8/2019
The biggest crowd ever on the Betsie.
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Published On 6/8/2019
love surfing the riffles
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Published On 6/6/2019
Finally, summer has arrived!!
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Published On 6/3/2019
Just the 3 of us on a very nice trip
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Published On 6/3/2019
Written in English, by an exchange student from France
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Published On 5/30/2019
13 Paddlers on the Jordan
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Published On 5/30/2019
Another perfect day on the Upper Platte. 24 people did two sections.
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Published On 5/25/2019
It rained like mad and then we had a perfect day for the 15th Annual BRCS
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Published On 5/23/2019
Written by a new member; we planned this trip just for her!
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Published On 5/17/2019
Gorgeous weather, amazing marsh marigolds, and a bit more excitement than we had planned
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Published On 5/12/2019
The river was cold, fast and pushy with a lot of downed trees, but no portages were needed.
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Published On 5/11/2019
Wild & fast paddle, 10 miles, Chase Bridge to Smith Bridge
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Published On 5/11/2019
We didn't have a large turnout but we got a lot done.
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Published On 5/5/2019
A lovely springtime journey, with summer in the air!
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Published On 4/30/2019
Checking out the Upper Platte ... now clear!
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Published On 4/24/2019
The best day of the week for our first up-north paddle of 2019
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Published On 4/8/2019
Beautiful spring day on the Boardman
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Published On 4/7/2019
Manistee River, sunshine & 65F, fast 2hr paddle
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Published On 10/26/2018
We worked to start the preparation of the new landing for future use.
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Published On 10/13/2018
AMAZING fall colors! Cool temps.
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Published On 10/9/2018
Fabulous fall colors! A bit challenging.
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Published On 10/8/2018
Quiet, peaceful paddle
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Published On 9/30/2018
Brisk fall paddle
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Published On 9/29/2018
Fall color extravaganza! And a brand new member!
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Published On 9/24/2018
Six experienced paddlers enjoying a stress-free morning on our hometown river.
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Published On 9/22/2018
A sparkling day! Finished by 2:15.
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Published On 9/22/2018
This was a memorable day on the Upper Manistee.
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Published On 9/19/2018
Last minute trip yields four hardy paddlers, and a bit of trash
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Published On 9/17/2018
a terrific way to begin the day!
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Published On 9/16/2018
Walker to Dobson Revisited
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Published On 9/15/2018
It couldn't be better!
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Published On 9/15/2018
What a gorgeous day for a leisurely float and low-impact cleanup. Only 6 of us signed up but more arrived for a fun day on the downtown Boardman.
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Published On 9/13/2018
Fabulous weather - worth the wait!
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Published On 9/11/2018
Only John, Lois and Harold on a spectacular day!
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Published On 9/8/2018
We teamed up again the the fly fishermen for a fun day on the S Br.
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Published On 9/6/2018
It turned out a bit differently than planned
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Published On 9/3/2018
Quick trip on our hometown river
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Published On 9/2/2018
Another Manistee beginner section
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Published On 9/2/2018
Sawing at the beginning, but not on the river itself. And a good lesson learned!
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Published On 8/28/2018
Two newbies on their first Pine cleanup!
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Published On 8/26/2018
A bit of lumberjack work, one stuck trip host, one wet dog and a lost & found shoe
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Published On 8/24/2018
No rain on our parade!
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Published On 8/22/2018
We teamed up with the Gladwin Conservation District and the Little Forks Conservancy to do this first time event.
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Published On 8/20/2018
Day of firsts
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Published On 8/18/2018
We teamed up with a small group of people from the SRS to do two sections of the Sturgeon.
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Published On 8/17/2018
Four women take on the mighty Boardman!
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Published On 8/15/2018
Higher than expected winds force relocation of today's paddle
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Published On 8/14/2018
A new experience for all!
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Published On 8/12/2018
Wind in our faces again
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Published On 8/12/2018
A happy team and almost nobody else around; two newcomers!
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Published On 8/11/2018
Great weather, great food and mostly great friends
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Published On 8/8/2018
A lot of trash plus some excitement
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Published On 8/7/2018
Our first trip there this season; the log jam is cleared, sort of
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Published On 8/4/2018
Great weather for a paddle on my favorite
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Published On 8/4/2018
It was a long and hot trip with some excitement and a lot of tubers.
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Published On 8/1/2018
Calm water, gorgeous scenery, where were all the novices who want to paddle?
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Published On 7/31/2018
Will you understand this? Matt spent the last year overseas.
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Published On 7/29/2018
Nine people
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Published On 7/28/2018
We teamed up with the Antrim Conservation District and Paddle Antrim to do this first ever multi-section cleanup.
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Published On 7/27/2018
July 27 - 1st Upper Manistee River Cleanup, Yellow Trees to CCC Bridge with KCD and BRCS
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Published On 7/25/2018
Another small but mighty group
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Published On 7/24/2018
Nice overcast day perfect for open water paddle
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Published On 7/23/2018
Luke wanted some excitement - he got it!
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Published On 7/22/2018
A nice little trip, with a tailwind on the former pond!
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Published On 7/20/2018
Gorgeous Day Paddling With Some Really Nice Kids.
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Published On 7/18/2018
Low water, gorgeous day, great group, and Gracie!
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Published On 7/15/2018
Two groups, one doing lumberjack work, and the other with a different kind of excitement
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Published On 7/14/2018
12 Attendants 7 Participants.
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Published On 7/13/2018
Five professional river pickers!
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Published On 7/11/2018
Two requirements to join this outing.
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Published On 7/9/2018
Traitor winds strike again
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Published On 7/9/2018
Trip report by an 8 year old, who just completed his first river cleanup; the kid was wonderful!
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Published On 7/7/2018
Lots of twists and turns, and a bit of lumberjack work. Big Max Rocks!
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Published On 7/6/2018
What a great day for a cleanup.
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Published On 7/4/2018
Four members cleaned the river on a beautiful summer day. No, the river wasn't crowded.
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Published On 7/2/2018
A good sized group on a gorgeous day!
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Published On 6/30/2018
Missed J&L's trip so hosted one of my own.
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Published On 6/29/2018
Hot day, cool river
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Published On 6/29/2018
A peaceful trip down a National Scenic River, with a few interesting twists and turns
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Published On 6/29/2018
Great fun with Jocelyn, Jack, Angie, John & Kent!!!
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Published On 6/25/2018
A gorgeous day, and kudos to the group for finding far more stuff than we thought was possible.
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Published On 6/24/2018
No rain on this parade!
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Published On 6/21/2018
Great company, lessons, wildlife, scenery
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Published On 6/20/2018
Boardman River Forks to BBL
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Published On 6/20/2018
No pics of some of our trip members, but some other interesting shots.
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Published On 6/17/2018
A great day with great friends on a beautiful and fun river
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Published On 6/15/2018
A surprising amount of stuff - old cans galore
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Published On 6/14/2018
There's so little trash on this 12 mile section of river that we call this the Non-Cleanup.
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Published On 6/12/2018
It just kept growing!
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Published On 6/11/2018
A great paddle on a beautiful day with some new faces
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Published On 6/11/2018
Gorgeous trip with two couples who've been friends forever
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Published On 6/10/2018
Small group, more wildlife than people; glorious early summer day
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Published On 6/9/2018
Lots of people from all walks of life came out on a rainy day to help do this project.
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Published On 6/6/2018
Just Cyndi and me, and sunshine makes three....
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Published On 6/3/2018
A crowded but beautiful day on the Jordan
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Published On 6/2/2018
We were the only paddlers on the river on a gorgeous day!
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Published On 6/1/2018
Local people showed up to help us do this cleanup. That's always a good thing.
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Published On 5/30/2018
It's always fun to take a newcomer on our hometown river!
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Published On 5/27/2018
We had the river to ourselves on a holiday weekend!
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Published On 5/27/2018
Hot day but great time with friends
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Published On 5/26/2018
It could not get much better than this day was.
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Published On 5/25/2018
Short and sweet!
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Published On 5/14/2018
Six Mile Lake
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Published On 5/13/2018
Favorite paddle on S Branch of AuSable, highest & fastest at 500 cfs
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Published On 5/13/2018
An easy river shows its mean streak
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Published On 5/12/2018
We did it again and it was fun.
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Published On 5/8/2018
83 degrees today - a great day to be on the water!
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Published On 5/7/2018
fast paddle in high water with group of 9
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Published On 4/26/2018
Reconnaissance, Sara, Jocelyn & Bob
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Published On 4/22/2018
We were skiing last week, and paddling today - that's northern Michigan weather for you!
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Published On 4/22/2018
Sunny skies, warm breeze, snow covered banks???
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Published On 11/26/2017
summary of our work this year
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Published On 11/1/2017
We planted 100 trees and made habitat for wildlife.
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Published On 10/21/2017
full summery day with friends
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Published On 10/20/2017
Lots of fun riffles, and gorgeous scenery
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Published On 10/20/2017
A primo autumn day for paddling
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Published On 10/19/2017
another gorgeous fall paddle
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Published On 10/18/2017
Wonderful Company, Phenomenal Weather
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Published On 10/15/2017
Fun meeting at the Ruby Tuesday in Traverse City
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Published On 10/12/2017
unplanned swim & great rescue team
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Published On 10/12/2017
This huge dock has bugged me for 2 years and we got it out of the Manistee.
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Published On 10/10/2017
Cool, crisp fall paddle with great friends
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Published On 10/9/2017
Fall colors galore!
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Published On 10/8/2017
Sunshine, glorious fall colors, new members!
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Published On 10/8/2017
High & fast on a lovely fall day
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Published On 10/5/2017
Another harem for John Heiam!
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Published On 10/3/2017
Perfect group & fall weather, and a little color along the ex-pond
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Published On 10/1/2017
Three Johns! Plus a "foreigner".
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Published On 10/1/2017
Eighteen miles!
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Published On 9/30/2017
Perfect fall weather for full day with friends!
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Published On 9/27/2017
a lovely solo trip!
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Published On 9/25/2017
Another sunshiny hot day, gorgeous scenery
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Published On 9/23/2017
Another hot one, with fall colors!
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Published On 9/22/2017
The hottest Autumnal Equinox ever!
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Published On 9/19/2017
Gorgeous late summer day!
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Published On 9/16/2017
There is no other place we would rather have been!
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Published On 9/16/2017
We spent another wonderful day on the Manistee River. No UMRA picnic but BK did fine.
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Published On 9/14/2017
It's not the most beautiful section of the Boardman but it may be the most used and abused.
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Published On 9/12/2017
A whole lot of solo canoes, plus one kayak. It was easier than I remembered.
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Published On 9/10/2017
Only 3 bags! We make a difference!
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Published On 9/9/2017
We teamed up with the great Anglers of the AuSable to do t his cleanup on a glorious day.
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Published On 9/5/2017
A pretty river, too bad it's not closer to home.
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Published On 9/3/2017
BOGO
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Published On 9/2/2017
Salmon season has begun! No portages, no sawing and no swims.
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Published On 8/31/2017
Fun times on the river, and it seemed easier than before
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Published On 8/29/2017
We lost track of the number of full cans of alcohol. Perhaps it went well with the canned peas?
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Published On 8/26/2017
One of our favorite weekend trips!
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Published On 8/24/2017
The first "taste" of fall?
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Published On 8/23/2017
We started this event for People from Jay's Sporting Goods of Clare s but they couldn't come this year.
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Published On 8/20/2017
All female team out to conquer the mighty waters of the Bay!
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Published On 8/19/2017
We teamed up with several other groups to clean 6 Rivers.
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Published On 8/19/2017
First -timer's story of the prettiest section of the Manistee; no portages!
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Published On 8/16/2017
We did it 6 weeks ago; where did all this stuff come from?
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Published On 8/14/2017
Another graduation present
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Published On 8/12/2017
Lots of paddling, a bit of route-finding, some lumberjack work, and several carry-overs
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Published On 8/10/2017
We got lunch and the trip in before the deluge!
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Published On 8/8/2017
A few waves, sunshine and a mystery submerged kayak
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Published On 8/6/2017
Gorgeous weather except for the last 20 minutes.
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Published On 8/5/2017
A slight change of plans, a missed turn (by Lois!), and a head collision
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Published On 8/3/2017
No rain; report written by two brand new river kayakers
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Published On 8/1/2017
Lots of great info and practice on what to do if you capsize on a lake
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Published On 7/31/2017
The Bay was like glass; everyone took a dip - on purpose
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Published On 7/24/2017
Six hardy souls, and only old stuff. Super clear water, great weather!
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Published On 7/22/2017
Cloudy but it didn't rain on our parade.
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Published On 7/20/2017
We teamed up with the Westminster Camp again this year for a really fun day.
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Published On 7/18/2017
A gorgeous day on the Pine, with a variety of ages participating
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Published On 7/16/2017
A smart move: to postpone the Pigeon trip originally planned for today
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Published On 7/11/2017
80 degree temps and the value of back paddling
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Published On 7/9/2017
Sunshine, great group, a little lumberjacking and a double eagle!
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Published On 7/7/2017
The BRCS received a grant from the GLC and NCF to do this Annual Cleanup again this year.
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Published On 7/5/2017
Everyone is contributing to this report
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Published On 7/3/2017
One portage, one unplanned swim break, one lumberjack project, and a bit of mud
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Published On 7/2/2017
Canoes only on this early morning paddle
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Published On 7/1/2017
Two more people learn the value of back paddling
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Published On 6/29/2017
Last minute Jordan trip
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Published On 6/27/2017
Seventeen pairs of eyes left no trash un-grabbed!
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Published On 6/24/2017
The river was really cranking. The high water was exciting, but limited our clean up.
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Published On 6/23/2017
Back in the Saddle again!
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Published On 6/22/2017
We braved the weather to have another wonderful day on the Jordan.
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Published On 6/19/2017
Learning the value of leaning downstream, and having car clothes
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Published On 6/19/2017
CCC to W. Sharon Bridge
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Published On 6/18/2017
The skies are going to clear up........🎶
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Published On 6/17/2017
Itty bitty stream beginning
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Published On 6/15/2017
Four club members braved the placid waters of Grand Traverse Bay
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Published On 6/15/2017
13 of us paddled the rain swollen N Br on this cool, gorgeous day. Nothing could be better than this one.
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Published On 6/13/2017
The largest crowd ever, and more jokes
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Published On 6/12/2017
A little rain (only while driving), a little fog, a lot of solitude, and a BEAR!
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Published On 6/11/2017
We partnered up with the Benzie Conservation District to do this fun cleanup.
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Published On 6/11/2017
Four ladies
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Published On 6/9/2017
Four of us worked to make the Beitner toilet a nicer place to pee.
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Published On 6/7/2017
A new access for the Manistee River!
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Published On 6/6/2017
Sunshine, lunch, camaraderie, wildlife, water bottle issues
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Published On 6/4/2017
Summer is here!
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Published On 6/3/2017
The BRCS holds its combined raffle with the GTCD and the KHS-ODAC for the 13th year.
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Published On 6/2/2017
The TAPC teamed up with the Benzie Conservation District again this year to do this multi-section project.
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Published On 6/2/2017
Water like glass
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Published On 6/1/2017
Once again, John & Lois were available to help spend other people's money
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Published On 5/31/2017
eagles sighted by Mike, Barb, Dean, Diane, Sara, Tracie, Linda & Glenn
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Published On 5/30/2017
high, fast, fun paddle, Jocelyn, Max & Sara
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Published On 5/29/2017
Few other paddlers except our group of 13; eagles, geese galore, ferry lessons, beat the rain, a bit of wind; Hodenpyl to Red Bridge
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Published On 5/27/2017
76 of us came to the BRCS. It was a perfect day and we found the river to be cleaner than ever before.
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Published On 5/23/2017
chased the rain away, riding riffles & admiring wildflowers
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Published On 5/19/2017
Cool, but wonderfully pleasant and sunny
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Published On 5/17/2017
Summertime in the middle of May!
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Published On 5/14/2017
paddle 10 miles from Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge
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Published On 5/14/2017
Six old friends and two "new" ones
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Published On 5/13/2017
10 mile paddle followed by 9 mile hike back along Mason Tract
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Published On 5/13/2017
We took 4000 pounds of trash from the Commons and Creek in 2.5 hours.
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Published On 5/9/2017
Another hometown river adventure
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Published On 5/6/2017
The Sturgeon River Sweepers are up and running in Wolverine
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Published On 5/4/2017
sunshine & high water = warm & fast fun with friends
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Published On 5/4/2017
riding the rapids, no other "takers" this afternoon
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Published On 5/1/2017
First paddle on the Jordan with the tubes gone
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Published On 4/28/2017
Nine members enjoyed an afternoon on the river.
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Published On 4/25/2017
Double Tsunami
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Published On 4/25/2017
Reconnaissance paddle with Jocelyn
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Published On 4/22/2017
Earth Day = plant trees at Brown Bridge Quiet Area
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Published On 4/8/2017
Bob Fitch's 1st paddle of the season with 6 others, 65F at finish
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Published On 3/6/2017
Meeting and plans for this facility
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Published On 10/29/2016
golden tamaracks as fall colors draw to a close
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Published On 10/20/2016
We took another dock out of the river. This time it was the Upper Manistee. That makes 121.
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Published On 10/16/2016
Fall colors, balmy fog, blue heron & 2 newcomers
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Published On 10/16/2016
Good food, company and prizes!
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Published On 10/15/2016
Db your pleasure, db your fun, a full day hike & paddle with 9 friends
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Published On 10/11/2016
Fall fun with 2 BFF, 2nd Tuesday in a row!
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Published On 10/9/2016
Fall has arrived; cool temps but warm hearts
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Published On 10/6/2016
A nice day on a pretty stretch of the Manistee. Just a tinge of fall color
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Published On 10/4/2016
high, fast, turny, twisty fun in the sun for 3 BFF
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Published On 10/2/2016
cloudy & rain didn't dampen our spirits
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Published On 10/1/2016
warm sunshine & beginning of fall
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Published On 9/30/2016
Fall is slowly starting to show in the trees
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Published On 9/25/2016
Fall is upon us
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Published On 9/25/2016
We finally got a wonderful day to do this event after 6 years of doing it in the rain, wind, snow and sleet.
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Published On 9/18/2016
I get by with a little help from my friends!
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Published On 9/17/2016
We did it again with rain in the forecast.
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Published On 9/15/2016
Another beautiful run from Forks to BBL
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Published On 9/14/2016
Fishy Business
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Published On 9/12/2016
One Sturgeon Virgin and four River Rats seek the joys of our fastest river during a period of high water.
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Published On 9/10/2016
We teamed up with the AofA to paddle the S Branch.
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Published On 9/9/2016
Marlene saves the day (or at least mine)
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Published On 9/6/2016
The best cleanup with the BEST crew ever!
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Published On 9/4/2016
A new river, and new friends!
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Published On 9/3/2016
Only one unplanned swim break, and an elegant one at that!
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Published On 9/3/2016
Team work
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Published On 9/1/2016
A day at the Betsie Spa
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Published On 8/31/2016
The trip was a blast and we found lots of trash!!
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Published On 8/31/2016
Four Sturgeon Virgins!
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Published On 8/29/2016
Trash, glorious trash!
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Published On 8/28/2016
So glad we moved the trip from a rainy Saturday to a sunny Sunday!
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Published On 8/25/2016
We set this trip up just for Mike, and Mother Nature smiled on us.
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Published On 8/25/2016
We tried this river last year and we wanted to come back. It's gorgeous.
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Published On 8/22/2016
Good group, good current, sunny skies
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Published On 8/21/2016
Fund Raiser for the BRCS Sanitary Fund at the Rare Bird Brewery
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Published On 8/21/2016
TAPC 1
Neptune 0
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Published On 8/20/2016
The 6 River Sweep (6rs) was a mess this year but we got some of it done during the carnage on the Sturgeon and the small turnout on the Boyne and Pigeon.
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Published On 8/19/2016
The trip went well.
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Published On 8/19/2016
A quiet paddle on a gorgeous river, and we almost beat the rain
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Published On 8/17/2016
Gift cards, sunshine, another harem for John, and having the river to ourselves.
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Published On 8/14/2016
Lots of twists and turns
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Published On 8/10/2016
Three newbies, lots of stabbings, loaner boats galore!
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Published On 8/8/2016
High school graduation present!
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Published On 8/7/2016
New, old & infrequent
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Published On 8/4/2016
Girls just wanna have FUN!
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Published On 8/3/2016
Amazing all the things you notice when you're alone
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Published On 8/3/2016
A pleasant evening close to home
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Published On 8/2/2016
A warm beautiful summer day on the big lake.
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Published On 7/30/2016
Newbie tackles the "raging torrents" of the Upper Pine
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Published On 7/29/2016
Fun and twisty and fast!
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Published On 7/26/2016
Another fun cleanup and a beautiful day to be on the water!
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Published On 7/25/2016
Three Amigas strike again
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Published On 7/23/2016
We had to do something to get the fishing line off the Homestead to US31 section of the Betsie. The BRCS got a grant for this project.
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Published On 7/23/2016
John and his harem: seven old and new women!
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Published On 7/22/2016
Eleven Brave the Heat and Paddle the Boardman
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Published On 7/21/2016
The weather looked really bad but with the help of the DNR we dodged the bullet on this one.
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Published On 7/20/2016
Waves, sunshine, eagle, rescue practice, warm water, concert!
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Published On 7/18/2016
Three newcomers, ten dollars, sunglasses, a good Swiss Army knife. What more is needed?
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Published On 7/17/2016
Timing is Everything
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Published On 7/16/2016
Sunshine and fun!
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Published On 7/14/2016
a lot of old cans, and teamwork
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Published On 7/10/2016
It was an adventure!
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Published On 7/8/2016
It looked like rain and it didn't disappoint. But the river was amazingly clean.
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Published On 7/6/2016
Read all about it! Rescue plus a break-in! Trashy folks rule!
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Published On 7/4/2016
We were off the river before the fudgies woke up!
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Published On 7/3/2016
morning solitude on the river
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Published On 7/2/2016
fast 2 hr paddle, on a rescue mission ...
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Published On 7/2/2016
A fun day on the river and a screw up we could all laugh about.
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Published On 6/30/2016
Delightful morning on the Boardman
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Published On 6/29/2016
They said we wouldn't find much, but our eagle eyes managed to fill six huge bags - a lot less than in previous years.
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Published On 6/25/2016
An excellent day for diving for beer cans!
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Published On 6/25/2016
4 for hike, joined by 4 more for paddle
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Published On 6/23/2016
Their comments: "It was tougher than I expected. My arms are going to be sore. Not much time to appreciate the scenery, when you're always reading the river!"
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Published On 6/23/2016
We broke into two groups to clean the entire length of the Jordan
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Published On 6/21/2016
A new section of river for the Texas gal
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Published On 6/21/2016
A great way to celebrate the Summer Solstice!
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Published On 6/21/2016
We have worked hard to get this toilet at Shumsky Landing and finally it's there.
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Published On 6/19/2016
A Texas gal revels in northern Michigan
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Published On 6/19/2016
3 first-timers loved the Sturgeon
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Published On 6/17/2016
The N Br is so clean that we call this a Non-Cleanup.
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Published On 6/17/2016
Totally calm on the Bay, good friends and the lighthouse park
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Published On 6/14/2016
Irises & rapids with Jocelyn & Max
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Published On 6/14/2016
Fifteen people learned everything they ever wanted to know about paddling, but were afraid to ask
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Published On 6/12/2016
Three newcomers (and five old-timers) experience one of the loveliest rivers in the area.
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Published On 6/11/2016
This is the fifth year we have pulled this project off and it didn't rain. Plus the river is finally getting cleaner.
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Published On 6/9/2016
Two novices learn "everything you ever wanted to know about kayaking on rivers, but were afraid to ask"
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Published On 6/7/2016
The calendar said June, but Mother Nature said "long johns"! Report by a Pine first timer who got into the cleanup spirit!
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Published On 6/6/2016
Two newbies learn the value of a back-ferry
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Published On 6/4/2016
This raffle is the sole fund raiser for the BRCS.
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Published On 6/2/2016
We cleaned the entire Upper Platte River in one morning for the first time. Then we ate.
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Published On 5/30/2016
Several new members on a stunning day!
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Published On 5/30/2016
Sara's new bike & paddle combination
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Published On 5/28/2016
A beautiful day for the 12th Boardman River Clean Sweep
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Published On 5/26/2016
Mother Nature gave us a blessing
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Published On 5/24/2016
high & fast, sunny & warm = perfect day on the Pine
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Published On 5/23/2016
A spectacular trip; where was everyone else?
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Published On 5/22/2016
Manistee Woodpecker Creek to Red Bridge
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Published On 5/21/2016
Amazing marsh marigolds, and only one dip. Summertime is almost here!
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Published On 5/17/2016
We wanted to do a CLUB members only cleanup on our favorite section of the Boardman.
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Published On 5/16/2016
A nice afternoon on the Manistee from 612 to M-72
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Published On 5/11/2016
Sunshine, marsh marigolds and a new TAPC member
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Published On 5/8/2016
paddle AM, hike PM, 20 miles in 6+ hrs
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Published On 5/7/2016
Eleven people met for a nice afternoon paddle on the Lower Platte River
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Published On 5/3/2016
Reconnaissance paddle, fast, warm & lots of wildlife
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Published On 4/23/2016
a wet re-entry after portage
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Published On 4/17/2016
70s sunshine on 2nd day of "early" summer
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Published On 4/17/2016
Easy river season opener
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Published On 12/23/2015
The BBL Toilet was placed last year in late October. Since then it has had a makeshift stepping stone entry path. The new poured handicapped access was placed 12/20/2015.
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Published On 11/19/2015
Despite the cool weather, our collection on the Platte River was a lot of fun. Identification of what we collected at three sites reveals a good to excellent stream quality index.
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Published On 11/3/2015
summery warmth & sunshine on tamarack tour
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Published On 11/2/2015
warm & sunny golden tamarack tour
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Published On 10/24/2015
We planted 18 large native Legacy Trees made possible with a grant from the American Canoe Association and LL Bean.
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Published On 10/23/2015
Fall colors - a bit nippy
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Published On 10/22/2015
cool but sunny birthday paddle
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Published On 10/10/2015
The Forks State Forest Campground to Brown Bridge Landing
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Published On 10/10/2015
Amazing fall colors and sunshine!
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Published On 10/7/2015
Sunshine and fall colors!
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Published On 10/6/2015
What could be better?
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Published On 10/3/2015
Fall is officially here!
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Published On 10/2/2015
A glorious day on the Boardman River!
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Published On 9/28/2015
A new member! Can this be late September?
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Published On 9/27/2015
my first fall hike & paddle with a little fall color
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Published On 9/26/2015
We worked with the homeless leaders to do the cleanup in Downtown Traverse City.
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Published On 9/26/2015
uneventful paddle on warm, sunny afternoon for our experienced group of 6
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Published On 9/26/2015
Fall colors! Unique lunch.
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Published On 9/24/2015
Marlene is the queen of spotting, and Glenn takes the prize for removal!r
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Published On 9/22/2015
Last day of summer!
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Published On 9/22/2015
Great people, great food - an excellent time was had by all!
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Published On 9/21/2015
A LONG day, four surprising additions to the crew, great sunshine. We are making a difference!
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Published On 9/20/2015
Just glorious and quiet!
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Published On 9/20/2015
Superb early fall weather!
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Published On 9/19/2015
The BRCS, TAPC and the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Green Team joined forces with the UMRA to do this multiple event project
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Published On 9/16/2015
The day was so nice two of our group decided to stay on the river all the way to Brown Bridge.
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Published On 9/12/2015
We were invited to participate again by the AofA and we were happy to join in.
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Published On 9/10/2015
Not exactly a fair weather paddle
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Published On 9/9/2015
Respite from recent rains
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Published On 9/5/2015
One wet exit, by Bella!
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Published On 9/2/2015
See "Trio Tackles the Sturgeon"
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Published On 8/31/2015
A bit of wind, lots of sunshine
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Published On 8/30/2015
Some good quotes, and lovely weather
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Published On 8/27/2015
Sunshine, a new put-in, clear water, and nobody else around!
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Published On 8/27/2015
What a great time we had doing this first time cleanup on the Golden Cedar River
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Published On 8/25/2015
A little rain, a bunch of trash, a beer fountain and $30.15
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Published On 8/22/2015
We added our efforts to the local river cleaners.
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Published On 8/21/2015
Sunshine, blue skies and blue herons
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Published On 8/17/2015
Lower section only due to predicted thunder/lightning
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Published On 8/16/2015
A new adventure on a gorgeous stream, with many varieties of wildlife
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Published On 8/14/2015
A private lesson for a new member - who will join on Sept. 1
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Published On 8/12/2015
Awesome performance by Mark Miltner, the king of canoeing!
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Published On 8/8/2015
Birthday cupcakes!
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Published On 8/5/2015
Two recent high school graduates embark on their first river trip, plus Linda has a new boat!
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Published On 8/4/2015
I went to Gladwin to check out the Golden Cedar River in preparation for the August 27th Jay's Sporting Goods outing.
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Published On 8/2/2015
Trip was a bit eventful; out by noon - rain hit 45 minutes later
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Published On 7/30/2015
Liberation Day!
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Published On 7/30/2015
We went back to pick up 11 pieces of flood debris that we had taken out earlier but couldn't get to the dumpster.
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Published On 7/24/2015
We got a great day for this cleanup.
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Published On 7/20/2015
Twelve hearty souls, two from out of the state. Lots of compliments from other river users!
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Published On 7/19/2015
The trip was originally scheduled for Saturday, but the rain had us postpone the trip to Sunday
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Published On 7/16/2015
Another John & his harem
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Published On 7/15/2015
Only three of us, but DEE-lightful!
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Published On 7/13/2015
It rained but we knew we could do it anyway and we did!
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Published On 7/13/2015
Six intrepid souls came together with less than 24 hours notice - a job well done!
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Published On 7/11/2015
A good time was had by ALL!
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Published On 7/10/2015
What a gorgeous day to paddle the Downtown section.
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Published On 7/8/2015
Written by the kids of the group - it was amazing how much stuff we picked up - nine giant bags!
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Published On 7/7/2015
The rain had stopped, the sun came out, but is this really JULY?
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Published On 7/6/2015
Mike and I started the project
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Published On 7/4/2015
A lovely way to spend a quiet Independence Day
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Published On 7/2/2015
Only 5 of us, but we got the job done!
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Published On 6/26/2015
but without Norm :-(
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Published On 6/26/2015
A beautiful, sunny day, few bugs, and nice water levels made for a perfect day for 8 members.
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Published On 6/24/2015
Written by the youngest member of the group - Fred's and Judy's grandson, David
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Published On 6/22/2015
We thought this one would be a snap. WE WERE WRONG!!!!
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Published On 6/21/2015
A new member gives her impressions. And, we picked up trash too.
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Published On 6/19/2015
Sunshine! Blue skies! Nobody else there!
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Published On 6/16/2015
Two days notice, 13 paddlers including three who just joined the TAPC
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Published On 6/14/2015
This is the story of the paddle outing that wasn't....
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Published On 6/13/2015
paddled Harold's tandem with broken ribs
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Published On 6/13/2015
Mike Jones and the Benzie Conservation District led this great event
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Published On 6/11/2015
A success - with live TV coverage!
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Published On 6/11/2015
This is the cleanest river we paddle and we love it. Today it was the most beautiful we have ever seen it.
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Published On 6/11/2015
A little rain, but not enough to stop us
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Published On 6/9/2015
Leaderless Foray on the Pine
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Published On 6/7/2015
For the second year we had the e raffle a week after the BRCS event. It was held at the Adams Fly Festival in Kingsley again.
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Published On 6/5/2015
Stream Quality:
Silver Creek - Fair
Elm Flats - Good
Peterson Bridge - Good

The large number of biting flies in the samples is noteworthy.
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Published On 6/4/2015
6 TAPC members had a nice paddle from the Forks to Brown Bridge
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Published On 6/4/2015
We did the cleanup and found 14 docks, decks and large flood debris
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Published On 6/2/2015
We picked up both trash and swimmers
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Published On 5/31/2015
It poured and the river was full so we did a different kind of project
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Published On 5/28/2015
Cleaning up. Back in the saddle again!
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The results are in and at the three sites on the Upper Platte River; Reynolds Road, Veteran's Park and Indian Hill Road, the stream quality is EXCELLENT.
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Published On 5/24/2015
perfect holiday weekend paddle
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Published On 5/24/2015
Eight of us plus a dog travelled from Penrod's in Grayling down to Stephan Bridge.
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Published On 5/24/2015
Paddled from Wallin/Long to Lindy Road
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Published On 5/20/2015
blossom time
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Published On 5/16/2015
An easy tour with no wind, and sunshine!
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Published On 5/13/2015
Upper Platte is open but watch for lots of submerged bush stumps and former bridge/dock hardware
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Published On 5/13/2015
Six members drove down to Eminence Missouri, stayed in a three bedroom rental house, and did day trips on local rivers.
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Published On 5/3/2015
Boardman Forks to Brown Bridge is open with out any carryovers.
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Published On 4/18/2015
Beautiful sunny day for first paddle of the season.
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Published On 11/3/2014
only one last minute taker, Jack
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Published On 10/25/2014
This was a VERY old dump site from the early 1900's through the late 50s.
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Published On 10/25/2014
gorgeous fall day with friends
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Published On 10/25/2014
Permanent vault toilet placed at Brown Bridge Landing FINALLY!
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Published On 10/19/2014
Our Annual meeting was held at the OPA Greek Grill tonight.
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Published On 10/15/2014
Relaxing, Colorful trip on the Manistee
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Published On 10/11/2014
A small but successful trip
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Published On 10/11/2014
A fall color extravaganza!
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Published On 9/28/2014
It doesn't get prettier than this!
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Published On 9/27/2014
Who could have predicted such a perfect day for a cleanup?
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Published On 9/27/2014
leaves starting to turn & fast current on summery fall day
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Published On 9/27/2014
Today we we did something that has never been done before.
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Published On 9/25/2014
Small group paddled the Boardman from the Forks to Brown Bridge Landing
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Published On 9/19/2014
Gorgeous weather, only three bags of stuff and a super-cooperative group
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Published On 9/14/2014
Last Pine Cleanup of the season on Peterson to Low!
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Published On 9/14/2014
Fall is in the air
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Published On 9/13/2014
5 braved the 43-degree cold & forecast for rain
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Published On 9/12/2014
The TAPC and BRCS placed toilets and totes at two landing during the summer of 2014 and it was a huge success.
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Published On 9/9/2014
Lois led a delightful morning paddle on Lake Dubonnet
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Published On 9/9/2014
Nothing to it! Finished so fast, almost went a 2nd time!
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Published On 9/7/2014
Celebrated Marv's 78th birthday
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Published On 9/7/2014
More fun than a barrel of monkeys - maybe a few wet monkeys!
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Published On 9/6/2014
We teamed up with the Anglers of the AuSable and the The Gates Lodge to do this one.
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Published On 9/4/2014
No rain, a little sun & fast water
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Published On 9/3/2014
So peaceful and so close to home!
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Published On 9/2/2014
All day workout!
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Published On 8/31/2014
Where else can you find solitude on Labor Day weekend?
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Published On 8/28/2014
Great weather, great group, lots of old trash
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Published On 8/27/2014
This project showed how only 5 of us could do this much damage in just one day.
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Published On 8/27/2014
The Swampthing emerges.
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Published On 8/24/2014
Sunday summer morning & no other paddlers
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Published On 8/24/2014
The BRCS led this year for the first (and hopefully the last) time
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Published On 8/21/2014
Great weather, lots of riffles & fun friends, a purr-fect combination!
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Published On 8/20/2014
Serious relaxation during a leisurely paddle on the upper Betsie with summer flow levels.
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Published On 8/17/2014
Punctuated by an eagle perched up above
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Published On 8/17/2014
Six members paddled from Briar Patch to PRPC's landing near Silver Creek Campground.
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Published On 8/15/2014
The usual stuff, but a bit less this time around. The best group ever!!!
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Published On 8/14/2014
Some wildlife and some wild times in the rapids!
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Published On 8/13/2014
A sunrise, a bit of mist, great shooting
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Published On 8/10/2014
Great sand sculpture along the way and a mysterious letter in a bottle!
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Published On 8/8/2014
One of our last trips through the tubes
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Published On 8/7/2014
Meet the queen, ladies in waiting & court jesters of the totem pole...
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Published On 8/5/2014
A glorious morning that made us feel lucky to live here!
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Published On 7/30/2014
Sunshine, blue skies and clear water!
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Published On 7/29/2014
Another Great Day
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Published On 7/28/2014
The river is getting cleaner all the time: 4 giant bags of trash found
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Published On 7/26/2014
Naked man to the rescue!
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Published On 7/24/2014
FINAL!!! is the key word here. This took way longer than last year. OOPS. We missed a few. It's still not over.
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Published On 7/22/2014
uneventful but fun socializing on beautiful section of the Boardman
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Published On 7/22/2014
Lots of new lessons, written by the new princess of trash
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Published On 7/21/2014
Sunshine and a "shimmering isle" in West Bay
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Published On 7/19/2014
Lots of people at the put-in, but once we were on the river, peace and tranquility, except for one incident....
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Published On 7/18/2014
What a glorious day - for a change! Not much trash but we did find a disturbing development.
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Published On 7/18/2014
A glorious day with a super crew
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Published On 7/17/2014
Briarpatch to Elm Flats adventure with 4 friends
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Published On 7/12/2014
We FINALLY were able to get the last two flood debris dock pieces out of the BBL to SL sections of the Boardman.
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Published On 7/12/2014
We cleaned both downtown sections - The pond and the river - with two crews.
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Published On 7/12/2014
Less problematic than expected
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Published On 7/12/2014
3.5 hr paddle, 3.5 hr hike & dinner with friends
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Published On 7/11/2014
A nice peaceful journey with wildlife!
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Published On 7/9/2014
Dobson to Peterson, and sunshine finally
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Published On 7/6/2014
Peace and quiet (and no air show crowds) on July 4th weekend!
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Published On 7/5/2014
Nine members of the club paddled from the Forks to Scheck's.
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Published On 7/2/2014
When Mother Nature gives you lemons, make lemonade!
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Published On 7/1/2014
high from recent rain, warm sunshine & great friends
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Published On 6/30/2014
More fun than a barrel of monkeys!
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Published On 6/29/2014
We will never again take the Betsie for granted. We never have seen it the way it was today.
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Published On 6/28/2014
Fast water, fast group with only 3 & fast wildlife
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Published On 6/28/2014
A surprising amount of trash, great ranger cooperation, warm temps and flies at the end.
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Published On 6/27/2014
Four of us continued the project to remove post flood debris from the Boardman River. Of course, it rained on us again.
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Published On 6/27/2014
9 years of doing this project and Jordan is getting to be really clean. I hope we can keep it that way.
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Published On 6/26/2014
4.6 ft high & 432 cfs fast, for a GR-R-REAT day on the Pine!
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Published On 6/21/2014
Either you were in the exhausted lumberjack group, or you waited a lot
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Published On 6/20/2014
It rained hard and we canceled but some of us went anyway and did what we could without paddling. It was a good day.
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Published On 6/19/2014
From "John's" Landing to County 612
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Published On 6/16/2014
Trip was posted about 16 hours before it went, and we still got 5 people
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Published On 6/13/2014
Cold, but still enjoyable.
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Published On 6/12/2014
only early season for fast current & gravel coverage
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Published On 6/12/2014
A trip planned especially for the twins!
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Published On 6/11/2014
A huge success for the general public - we already got some new club members
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Published On 6/10/2014
While cleaning the final section of the BRCS, we found lots of large post flood debris pieces.
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Published On 6/9/2014
It really WAS a "difficult trip"
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Published On 6/8/2014
The BRCS raffle was a huge success.
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Published On 6/8/2014
A gorgeous day on an empty river, with one swim break
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Published On 6/5/2014
19 of us had a ball on the Upper Platte.
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Published On 6/3/2014
high & fast for small group of 7
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Published On 6/3/2014
Actually the only difficult part was ...
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Published On 5/31/2014
Our 10th year was our best!
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Published On 5/30/2014
Friends, flowers and fun!
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Published On 5/27/2014
A great time to celebrate a belated Memorial Day, without fudgies!
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Published On 5/26/2014
Great to see so many enjoying an absolutely superb day.
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Published On 5/21/2014
Five us made record time (for us) because the river was so fast.
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Published On 5/20/2014
We helped clean up the lot for general public use.
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Published On 5/19/2014
Two women, one hometown lake and three swans
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Published On 5/17/2014
Our first trip this season on the Big Manistee
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Published On 5/14/2014
No portages but tricky. The water is high, fast, and cold and recent blockages require precise maneuvering.
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Published On 5/13/2014
A delightful story of 2 girls that followed their dream.
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Published On 5/11/2014
Six of us paddled around the lake and spent some time watching the eagle on his /her nest.
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Published On 5/4/2014
Record time for Harold's birthday, and one wrong turn
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Published On 10/13/2013
Fall colors not peak yet in the Boardman River valley, but may lose their leaves too soon. Tamaracks not turning golden yet either!
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Published On 10/10/2013
summery fall day with a little color, high water & small group
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Published On 10/9/2013
Autumn in northern Michigan....it doesn't get any better!
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Published On 10/5/2013
Only 5 days before the anniversary of the flood, we got 'er done!
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Published On 10/5/2013
This is the latest in the season I have been on the Jordan.
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Published On 10/1/2013
Wolverine to Fisher Woods with Jack & Ian
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Published On 10/1/2013
Two TAPC Board members tootle on down our hometown river
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Published On 9/30/2013
Late start, late finish, book-ended a glorious day on the river
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Published On 9/28/2013
Glen Arbor Bikes & Boats Excursion - September 26, 2013
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Published On 9/24/2013
We want to get the Boardman back to the way it was or even better than it was before last year's flood.
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Published On 9/23/2013
Record time! Great company!
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Published On 9/22/2013
Autumnal equinox, with 12 happy paddlers
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Published On 9/22/2013
It rained again as usual but the sun came out as always and it was a great day to clean the river.
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Published On 9/17/2013
Energizer bunny recharges
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Published On 9/14/2013
It is great to be home paddling again with 11 TAPC friends! The best medicine on a sunny afternoon!
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Published On 9/14/2013
One newbie to the river and to D&S, one vehicle, one eagle, one glorious day and fifty kids
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Published On 9/12/2013
Some new items for the centerpiece, a new canoe master, lumber and five giant bags
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Published On 9/12/2013
25-mile paddle from Chase Bridge on S Branch to McMaster's Bridge on Main AuSable in 5 hrs by 5
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Published On 9/10/2013
The threat of rain almost scared us off
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Published On 9/8/2013
A gorgeous stream on a gorgeous day, with an unauthorized swim, subsequent lessons in ferrying, and minor surgery on our president
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Published On 9/7/2013
Written by a first timer on the river and a secondary report about the "grand rescue"
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Published On 9/3/2013
Written by a new member, on her first TAPC outing from Bowman Bridge to Upper Branch Bridge
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Published On 9/2/2013
Autumn has arrived!
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Published On 9/1/2013
Second try goes over the top!