Thaw on the Thornapple

50 degrees and sunny! Puts me in the mood.

I will be at the Irving Put In at about 12:45. I want to leave for spotting at 1:15. Then we can be on the water for the peak of sun and temps.

WINTER RULES APPLY. It looks and feels nice out, but the water is cold. Please bring a dry bag with a full set of dry clothes and dress warmly.

I have not spotted, other than noting the river is open. A tree could be down. Who knows what the S Curve chute looks like?

Let's go see!  It's maximum 2 hours on the water.

The map is correct now, thanks to Deb!

 

 

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  • Jennifer N.

    Fabulous day! Great weather and awesome people!

    January 12, 2013

    • Stephan Z.

      It was great meeting you two, Christine and I enjoyed your company, you really should try to come camp with us at interlochen in June. We have a great time up there.

      January 12, 2013

    • Kim S.

      It was nice seeing everyone. Lets hope we have a February thaw to.

      1 · January 12, 2013

  • Kirtus S.

    Lots of fun. I even enjoyed the relaxing swim.

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • Stephan Z.

    What a great day, good friends beautiful weather for January great day on the river

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • Stephan Z.

    Christine and I are hoping for a better run than last march lol

    1 · January 11, 2013

  • Mikey B.

    Sounds like a blast. I'll see ya in a few hours!

    -Mikey

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • Deb M.

    Hey Mike - if you look on this page right below "Thornapple Irving Put In" , there should be an (edit map) option - you can click on that and move the pointer for the map! Have fun everyone - I'll catch you on the next trip!

    2 · January 11, 2013

  • Jennifer N.

    We are newbies. Just bought our kayaks. Is this trip appropriate for beginners?

    January 11, 2013

    • Kim S.

      Welcome to the group. We'll do our best to help you in and out of your kayak. This is a very nice paddle for newbies.

      1 · January 11, 2013

    • Jennifer N.

      Awesome. We'll be there. We are coming from Kalamazoo.

      January 11, 2013

  • Mike E

    Pretty simple trip. Not much to go around. The chute can be a little bit of a challenge but you'll make it through easy enough

    January 11, 2013

  • Mike E

    The chute is clear and its clear sailing to the Middleville dam. We were just on the river this past Saturday.

    January 11, 2013

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