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Traverse Area Paddle Club

Remember: all TAPC outings are listed on our event calendar and are color coded using this scheme:


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Difficult Rivers 
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Trip Reports

June 19 Manistee River

 | Published on 6/19/2017
For 7 paddlers the challenge of the day was entering & exiting kayaks from narrow river side platforms.  Due to higher water levels most river edges were 2 1/2 to 3 feet at minimum deep making stepping into your kayak a non-choice.
The lunch stop at 3 Mile Bend Access site appeared within an hour.  From there it was about a 1 1/2 hrs. paddle to the takeout.  The last 45 minutes we encountered intermittent rain, but it did not dampen our spirits.  John Willis