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Sept. 28 South Branch of the AuSable

 | Published on 9/28/2014
It was a beautiful day for a paddle.  Joined by 8 other paddlers, we paddled from Paddle Brave Campground to Smith Bridge. The weather was warm, awesome fall colors, very quiet peaceful day on a pristine river. A few anglers, but we mostly had the river to ourselves.  My second outing with TAPC and my first trip down the South Branch of the AuSable River, a perfect river for a new paddler to work on paddling skills.

A few of us took a short break to stop and enjoy a visit at the open air chapel along the river.


Trip report by Linda Woodruff

Photos by John and Harold