Monday, April 19, 2010

Chippewa Flowage

The Chippewa Flowage is an outstanding early season kayaking destination. I had the good fortune of being invited along this year to enjoy some quiet time on the flowage. No fishing at all is allowed on the flowage until the normal fishing season has begun in Wisconsin. Consequently, we had over 15,000 acres and 230 miles of shoreline to explore with virtually no boater traffic to be seen. With the nice weather we could have easily had our choice of campsites. However, this time of year we could easily have had snow and or cold rain, so the cabin was a good choice.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring time on Superior

I look forward to the first paddle of the season on Lake Superior. This year an early April trip was especially nice for a couple reasons, the early snow melt and warm weather, plus Dave offered up the deer camp for sleeping and an evening sauna after the days paddle. Couldn't have made for a nicer weekend! I tried some fishing for Coho on the lake this time, no luck, but I hope to change that in the near future. Some hiking throughout the trails at the deer camp to check out the latest forest management efforts on Sunday rounded out the weekend.