Mar 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm #1287787
Photos from a 12 mile run of the Peshtigo River in northern Wisconsin. I did run everything in the photos–it was my fastest water to date.Mar 24, 2012 at 11:11 pm #1859005
@cameronLocale: Idaho Falls
Impressive, and no swimming? Sometime I need to post pictures of my last kayaking trip. Actually more of a swimming trip because we tried flat water kayaks on whitewatr, not smart.
Is it just me or is the water level a bit high? Looks like the river is almost flooding.Mar 24, 2012 at 11:19 pm #1859007
no swimming! But almost on that last one. The river is swollen from the spring melt off, but not at flood stage.Mar 25, 2012 at 12:31 am #1859016
Looks like you had a blast.Mar 25, 2012 at 12:43 am #1859022
I did! It took me about 4 hours to run the 12 miles, which included scouting, pee breaks, and slow flat water. I almost got sucked down into a hole by the hydraulics in the last few pictures, but I popped out safely. I had a wetsuit which not only helps a great deal in cool weather and cold water, but would also help during a swim.Mar 25, 2012 at 3:33 am #1859045
Jim ColtenBPL Member
The Peshtigo! I've canoed a few of WI streams but never there. It's a bit far east for me and then there was Whitewater/Quietwater's description …."Meaner than a junkyard dog in high water"Mar 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm #1859168
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
All along I thought the term "Wild Wisconsin" referred to the coeds in Madison.
–B.G.–Mar 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm #1859169
Ken T.BPL Member
Nice Travis. Interesting that it is no faster than being on foot, when you factor in inflating, deflating and such. So fun though.Mar 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm #1859183
Eugene SmithBPL Member
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
Yeeeeehaaaaa! (*hands in the air)
Who knew sitting cross legged on your butt for 4hrs. could be so much fun? Looks like a good time.Mar 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm #1859223
Ken- yeah, when you factor everything in, it really isn't that much faster than hiking. However, it does give your lower body a rest, and it's super fun.
Eugene- that is what pee breaks are for…giving the legs and butt a rest! Actually, you can stretch out your legs in an appropriately sized Alpacka.
I did this run solo, but this weekend the wife will be joining me. She's a trooper.Mar 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm #1859245
Dan DurstonBPL Member
Wow looks like quite the river. Congrats on tackling this one. Thanks for posting the pics.Mar 26, 2012 at 9:16 am #1859457
Lawson KlineBPL Member
Nice Photos : ) Looks like you had a great time. I can't wait to try my hand at pack-rafting..Apr 10, 2012 at 2:29 am #1865626
Gregory TopfBPL Member
@notoriousgrtLocale: PNW / Switzerland
gnarly waves and drops…I often portage those when solo…sounds like you were prepared to swim though, and luckily didn't have to.
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