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September 19 Pine River, Elm Flats to Peterson

Lois Goldstein  | Published on 9/19/2021

This trip was originally planned for the following Tuesday, but the forecast was not good for that day (90% chance of rain and temps in the 50s).  So with two days notice, we moved it to Sunday, an 80 degree day with so much sunshine that sometimes it made it hard to read the water.  We lost two registrants with that switch, but gained three who could now make it for the new date.

People: John & Lois, Pam, Susan & Gerald, Paul M, Wayne, Donna & Tom

Special thanks to Mark Miltner from PRPC for the shuttle; he also showed up at lunchtime at Dobson.  
One guy capsized twice getting into his new kayak after lunch.  The water was about 6” deep, but he wasn’t watching the current.  No harm done, and it was a warm day.  We are thinking that it may be the last one!  Two Serbian guys emptied the boat for him, and then I held onto it the next time he tried to get in. 

Otherwise, it was a superb trip!  Fall colors are not quite ready.

Photos by John 
Only a few trees have started to turn color - Paul and Lois in the distance

Tom takes a few splashes

Gerry enjoys the ride in his new Dagger Stratos

Pam

Sue

Paul in his new Eddyline Skylark

Lois