“Spend as much time as possible on mountains, in small boats, or otherwise out in the weather; if you never get wet, cold, exhausted or scared, you won’t properly appreciate being dry, warm, rested and safe.” ~ Peter Jay
"I’m an adventuring river rat at heart. Put me on a floating piece of driftwood and I’m happy." ~ Christina Glauner
"There’s folly and foolhardiness on one side and daring and calculation on the other." ~ C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower novels
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Bad River Rendeavous
Today was again windy. I talked Chuck into taking an excursion up the Bad River. And what a day to do it! We made it further up the river than I have ever been! We totaled 7.4 miles.
We launched from the boat ramp at the mouth of the Bad River and Chuck was his usual late self. About a mile up the Bad River is a draw that has never before had enough water to paddle. Today was different. I couldn't very far up it, but I did make it around a bend. After our endeavor up the draw, a rainstorm passed over us. Nothing to bad, just added some clean water to the Bad River. Don't mind the water spots, but here is a picture of where we had to turn around. And nearing the mouth of the Bad River. That is a pedestrian bridge over the river. It is next to the boat ramp.