Stillwater at 480 CFS. Good trip with whole family and Ben and Joel. Easy paddling all around. Many features seam to be underwater on Stillwater. Dam just above Falknor Rd was the most fun spot of the day. We walked up a few times to run back through the rapids. We took out below Falknor Rd. on W side. This was a mistake! Muddy bank, lots of poison ivy.
Beautiful clear water, but low and slow. Had rained in a long time. Average 1300 CFS, but just 500 CFS today. 80°F air temp, but only 46°F water temp! First half, above the railroad bridge had frequent fast spots, but nothing challenging. Below the railroad bridge, there were no fast spots, slow and boring, but with rope swings.
Nice easy paddle with 3 Lookers. Very few places too shallow. Lots of strainers to avoid. Slow spots were not too slow, but this would be a lot more fun at higher water levels. Nice shaded gravel bar on island about halfway. Stopped there for lunch. Would be a good campsite, too. (edit)
Access at the 41 Bridge in Troy was really pretty tough.
Good time, but not nearly as much fun as two weeks earlier. Water level made a big difference. Now surfable waves this time. Frequent stops to drag boats. Still lots of dangerous strainers. Some strainers are more dangerous at this lower water level, because there is less space to get around them.
A beautiful day. Water was fast and fun. A couple surfing spots. Lots of dangerous strainers.
Very easy paddle. Grandma and Grandpa had no trouble, even with 15-20 mph winds. The water is very dark, but doesn't smell funny.
We were expecting a much faster and more exciting trip based on descriptions we read. Most of the rapids were nonexistent. Carlson Rapids below 15 was the best and longest. Nice water and scenery.
A short hike up and slow float down the Mighty Mississippi.
Had a great paddle down Greenville Creek and the Stillwater River. We put in just downstream of Greenville Falls. The trip down Greenville Creek is quite fast with lots of riffles and runs and no slow pools. Often, the creek is flanked by cliffs, sometimes overhanging the water. It is a very beautiful stretch of water.
A beautiful Fall night for a walk in this seldom used park. When we got to the far point of the trail we couldn't see an obvious path out to the "turkey foot" section. Perhaps it is closed now. The trailhead didn't have any maps, but there was a QR code to scan to get a PDF map.
Great time in the double kayak with Jen. Pretty slow, but we didn't have trouble.
Beautiful Fall day!
|Total distance||475 km295 mi|
|Max distance||26 km16 mi|
|Avg distance||10 km6 mi|
|Total duration||3 days 15h:13m|