We started out with a poor forecast, but a sunny day, however we ended just in time to avoid the thunder and rain. The Root River is always a fun challenge, but today the current was exceptional, running at approximately 3.5 mph, because we averaged 4.6 mph without working very hard. We traveled the 10.7 miles in 2 hours and 19 minutes of moving time, add a couple of breaks totaling 47 minutes and we finished in a record 3 hours and 3 minutes total. The water depth was at 5.9 ft at Houston and 10.9 ft at Rushford. As always we were disappointed that the trip went so quickly. The water temperature was a brisk 60°, contrasted by the air temperature of a comfortable 80° We did contend with a windy blow around 15 mph for most of the day, however, sometimes it was behind us so that does help.
Our crew for the day was; Ben, Bill and Teresa, Steve Dunn, and me. We saw about 6 totally different Eagles, some really nice pristine Bear tracks, a couple of gaggles of Geese, a Turtle laying eggs, and a flock of buzzards, eyeing up Steve for dinner. As I always say—another great day.
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