Trap Rock River Misery Paddle Tour
To date, this is the worst Misery Paddle Tour so far. The first few miles of the Trap Rock River south of Gay-Mohawk Road posed an entirely new challenge: rocks. We were forced to hike our kayaks for roughly 2-3 miles between the floatable sections, making our goal of reaching Lake Linden 15 miles downstream impossible. Alder thickets were of normal treachery, while blow downs for the late stages of the trip were horrific. Ultimately we gave up after traveling ten miles in ten hours when food ran low and daylight waned. The remaining 5 miles are projected to be much easier and I may return someday to finish the job.