Monday, June 18, 2018
Northeast Wisconsin Padders (NEWP) organized a weekend paddle on the weekend of May 19-20.
Saturday, we launched at the White River Dam, near Princeton, and traveled the 13 miles to River Side Park in the City of Berlin, WI. Due to heavy rain and snowmelt, the Fox River was very high. At the takeout, we cruised over submerged sidewalks and pulled up directly on the grass.
Sunday, we launched where we had finished the day before and paddled another 13 miles to Omro, with a lunch stop at the Berlin Dam. For my money, this is the most beautiful stretch of the Fox.
Photos by Ron Starkey
Monday, May 21, 2018
|The Waupaca River delivers one more class 1 rapids at the end.|
By David Horst
It has to be said. We got some people wet.
The kickoff to the North East Wisconsin Paddlers 2018 Public Paddle series on May 5 was a little more challenging than our usual afternoon outings on a lazy river.
We opened the season with a segment of the Waupaca River from County Q to Brainard's Bridge Park, just upstream of the City of Waupaca. It includes a few sections classified as class 1 rapids, the lowest category in the whitewater rating scale.
|Ken plays in the segment's final rapids|
My trusty old Perception Carolina took a hard smack from rocks on both sides. The acrylic-covered plastic that it's made of absorbed the punishment without damage. I also got hung up on a rock at one point and trapped by a downed tree at another. But I stayed dry.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
My story on Gordon Bubolz, conservative businessman and conservationist, is in the current issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine. Check out the list of 10 NE Wisconsin natural areas that we have Gordon to thank for acquiring.
Monday, January 29, 2018
By David Horst, firstname.lastname@example.org
DE PERE -- Author Martha Greene Phillips is extraordinarily attached to history.
Her father was 79 when she was born. She is just one generation removed from a man who was alive as the Civil War was ending and served in the Spanish-American War.
|Martha Greene Phillips|
There’s an even stronger connection -- eight leather-bound journals of canoe excursions her father took with a group of friends, his sons and his sons’ friends. She turned the journals into Border Country, the Northwoods Canoe Journals of Howard Greene, 1906-1916, University of Minnesota Press. The 408-page history includes 366 photos, plus maps and sketches, and fully reproduces six of Howard’s journals, with summaries of the other two.
She described the book and her father’s adventures in a presentation at the North East Wisconsin Paddlers annual meeting Saturday (Jan. 27) at Legends in De Pere. NEWP (www.wisconsinpaddlers.com) is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing paddle sport education and safety and the sponsor of kayaking instruction and an annual series of public paddles.