Yahara River

For the past 2 years, I have done a paddle the weekend before Canoecopia. I launch at the bottom of Squaw Bay at a little park across the street from where Graham Dr dead ends into Winnequah Rd. I paddle down as far as the water is open on Mud Lake and back. It's a short , but one I won't miss unless the weather is insane. Saturday or Sunday, depending on weather.

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  • Victoria

    This was a great paddle, thanks guys!

    March 4, 2012

  • Adam L.

    Great to get out on the water early. Was nice small group. We had fun.

    March 4, 2012

  • Victoria

    worth the cold, breath taking :)

    March 3, 2012

  • Les P.

    Fun again. 4 attended; Adam, Victoria Dennis and I. It would have been 5 stars except for frozen toes. A bit of head wind on the return trip. We made it into Lake Waubesa to the shore of Lake Farm County Park where people were snow skiing. The ice stopped us there and we turned around. Victoria took a bunch of excellent pictures. I uploaded a few.

    March 3, 2012

  • Dennis S.

    What an unbelievable morning! It's very calm and the snow is a soft dream clinging to the trees. I expect we'll see strong gusts around 10:00? The draw is limited and the river is well sheltered to the west. I would expect a buffeting at the 12/18 bridge? Let's go!

    March 3, 2012

  • Les P.

    Wow, was that hard to change. It wouldn't let me correct the city typo without changing the name of the destination.

    March 2, 2012

  • Barbara

    careful paddling tomorrow and have fun!

    March 2, 2012

  • Victoria

    Les could you change the city to monona, it is confusing people
    thanks :)

    March 2, 2012

  • Holly

    You guys have fun. I work Saturday AM so I will miss it, but it should be a beautiful paddle with the fresh snow predicted on Friday night into Sat AM. Catch you next time.

    February 28, 2012

  • Les P.

    I'm going to leave it on Saturday. I checked the river out from the beltline this morning. It looked like a channel may be open all the way to Waubesa.

    February 28, 2012

  • Les Phelps changed the date and time from Sunday, March 04, 2012 at 10:00 AM to Saturday, March 03, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    February 28, 2012

  • Adam L.

    Hey Vicky. How r u? I might go on hike instead. Not sure yet. If we did go let's go close to home instead of driving up. Could check out Badfish or lower Yahara. Call me and let's figure that out. Maybe others would be still interested in getting on the water.

    February 28, 2012

  • Victoria

    Adam, it's a fairly short paddle, I can go saturday if you want

    February 28, 2012

  • Adam L.

    Where do u plan to paddle to. I might try to meet up w u later.

    February 28, 2012

  • Adam L.

    I would rather do Sat because it works with my schedule better. The weather isn't that different.

    February 28, 2012

  • Les P.

    I plan to do that as soon as I give people signed up a chance to reply. Wind chill est: Sat = 25 deg; Sun = 31 deg. Neither of those numbers put me off, but Sunday sounds like a better day.

    February 28, 2012

  • Les Phelps changed the date and time from Saturday, March 03, 2012 at 10:00 AM to Sunday, March 04, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    February 28, 2012

  • Barbara

    Les, A reminder to change the date at the top of the posting to Sunday if and when you decide to change it! - B.

    February 28, 2012

  • Les P.

    Right now, it looks like Sunday's weather is better than Saturday.
    I frankly didn't expect a lot of responses to this paddle. I don't see many people paddling when I go in the off season.

    Saturday shows a high of 36, 30% chance of snow and winds from the West at 19 mph. Sunday's high is 38, partly cloudy with winds from the West at 10 mph. Saturday's wind is the biggest issue. If Sunday works for most people, I think rescheduling would be in order.

    Let me know.

    February 28, 2012

  • Les P.

    6200 Winnequah Rd. Monona. It's where Graham Rd dead ends into Winnequah Rd. Graham Park is right across the street. Park on Graham Rd.

    February 28, 2012

  • Adam L.

    what is the address/map???

    February 27, 2012

  • Barbara

    Hi Les, Thanks for starting this pre-spring, pre-canoecopia meetup! I hope you get a good turn out. - Barbara

    February 26, 2012

  • Les Phelps changed the location from 7673 S Alameda St to Graham Park

    February 11, 2012

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