Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Paddling from Fenton,MI to Linden,MI on Shiawassee River

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On Tuesday August 11th, 2009 Doug Lanyk and I paddled 9.7 miles on the Shiawassee River
We only portaged ONCE, and that was mandatory at the Linden Dam in downtown Linden, Michigan

The two of us started at the rear of the Fenton Community Center in a small park downstream of the Fenton Dam.
Launch time for Put-IN = 1:00 pm on a beautiful , warm, partly sunny day

We crossed the US 23 Highway approximately 2:19 in the afternoon (nice leisurely pace)

Arrival at the Linden Dam was approximately 3:30 pm
The frothy current enticed us to play in the standing waves for about 30 minutes until 4:00pm

We continued on until the Take-Out at Hogan Road (slightly north of Silver Lake Road) in Linden.
The time was just about 5:10pm as Maggie Yerman picked us up for a short shuttle back to our vehicle.

Total = 9.7 miles
Started paddling at 1:00pm - Ended at 5:10 pm
Moving time = 3 hrs 17 min
Stopped time = 54 minutes (taking pictures, looking around, etc., etc.)
Moving average speed = 2.9 mph ( the river had a good amount of volume due to recent rain storms)

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Shiawassee River ( Fenton,MI - Linden,MI )


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