Tahquamenon River Lower Falls Aug 2, 2013
Lower Falls of the Tahquamenon River. After some debate on what to do, eight of us drove to John's cabin in Eckerman to pay him a visit. Originally our trip was to center around his cabin, but when everyone from the original group except Dennis, Sally and I dropped out, plans were changed. We felt guilty leaving him out of the week, so we drove the two hours to see him.
Miles paddled today:1.5. Year to date: 178.9.
Friday we woke up to widespread rain in the area. Most of the others were leaving to do some more site seeing at the Soo Locks and the shipwreck museum. Dennis, Sally and I were the only ones who wanted to kayak more, but the weather didn't look too promising. So Dennis left to go visit some friends in the northern Lower Peninsula, and Sally and I decided to head toward home, hoping to be able to find a river to paddle along the way. Heavy rains on the way ruined those plans, so we were back home by mid afternoon. We didn't get in nearly as much kayaking as we had hoped, but with our main goal of paddling Pictured Rocks completed, we at least had some satisfaction of a good trip. We are already planning for next year, with maybe a paddle around Grand Island in the mix, taking a couple of nights for rustic camping on the island.
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