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A-Team paddle on Glen Lake ~ May 2, 2018

Journal entry by Don McMahon



It was the first sunny and warm "summer" day of the year, excellent for the first paddle of the year. The original group of Bonnie, Gail, and Cathy C., was augmented by Jo-Ellen, JoAnne, Susie, and Don, and we filled the parking lot next to the Docker Inn since there were several cars there already. Bonnie had been there a day earlier and said there was an obstruction of branches at the first bridge into the inlet. Along with the current and the branches in the water you could not get through even with a "head of steam".  However, Cathy saved the day, beaching her kayak and waded into the stream removing enough branches that passing through looked feasible. However, we made it through only because Cathy, standing in the water, gave all of us a necessary push over the remaining branches.  The water level was high, making it necessary to bend over very low to get under the bicycle path bridge. The flow through the swamp is divided into two separate streams coming from the Great Escape. We traveled the counter clockwise route and found, surprisingly, that the water level was high enough that you could actually paddle through at the source end from one stream to the other, making it a loop trip, a first time for that. Thank you Bonnie for organizing the event and Cathy for saving the day!

5/5/18 - Bonnie Whitman added 1 photo. 5/5/18 - Bonnie Whitman added 1 photo.

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The blockage that Cathy broke loose for us. - added by Bonnie



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