4/21/2022 Black River: Hunter’s Bridge to Lytle Bay

4/21/2022 Black River (Hunter’s Bridge to Lytle Bay)

Facts and Data:

River Stage: 6.0 ft at Galesville (2590 cfs)
For this section of river the minimum depth, about 4.5
We were scraping bottom several times, some areas were totally dry

Water Temperature: 44°
Air Temperature: 60°

Length of Paddle: 11.8 miles
Average Speed: 3.8 mph

Trip Number (22-01) First paddle of the year. A few days later than last year, but we have all been watching the weather reports for the last few weeks—watching for a day that was tolerable. Well finally at the last moment we decided to take a Thursday tour rather than continue to wait. The next 10 days of forecast look like poor conditions, rain , cool weather, and cloudy. The paddlers for the day were: Steve, Pat C., Pat S., Bill , Teresa, and Me. Today was sunny and 60°, but we did have a head on wind of 15-22 mph. for the first hour and then it was at our backs for the most part and was again an enjoyable day. We made the tour in 3 1/2 hours and that included a 30 minute break for lunch—which proved to be a windy and cool time period.
We did see a good number of Eagles, many off in the distance, but I did catch a few up close and got some good footage of them flying.

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Steve’s music selection for today is:
Ride the River by JJ Cale and Eric Clampton

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