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Paddling Trips:

Below are some links to videos of paddling destinations/trips; primarily of waterways in Illinois and Wisconsin for the moment. Tom Lindblade has created some wonderful videos accompanied by historical commentary. Even if you're already familiar with the waterway, I highly recommend viewing for the historical perspective Tom provides.

If you are looking to tune up your skills or learn something new, then head on over to the instructional videos section. There are some really excellent videos here -the instructors that made these have done a really good job displaying/explaining the proper techniques.

Video: Lime Kiln Park
Description: "Kayaking on the Milwaukee River, launching in Lime Kiln Park, Grafton, Wisconsin"
Location/Distance: Milwaukee River, WI, USA
Trip Date: 2008-05-04
Author: kbraband

Video: Upper Big Bureau/The Covered Bridge Run
Description: "This upper reach is the most scenic on a river that provides one of the best overall paddling experiences in illinois."
Location/Distance: Big Bureau Creek, IL, USA (8.24 miles)
Trip Date: 2008-05-23
Author: Tom Lindblade
Find on map: Map of Route

Video: Getting a Chance to Kayak
Description: A couple of groups in Wisconsin sponsored a wonderful kayaking event for local disabled people giving them a chance to experience kayaking.

"We get such a sense of freedom when we're in a kayak...all our obstacles are taken away"
Location/Distance: River left blank, --None--, USA
Trip Date: 2008-03-05
Author: erik8781

Video: Ralph Frese, Canoe Guru
Description: Superb video on Chicago canoe legend, Ralph Frese!

Here is a wonderful quote from Ralph while canoing the Skokie Lagoons:

"The canoe is a really a magic escape, we're in the middle of 6 million people and we've got a little bit of this all to ourself."
Location/Distance: Chicago River, IL, USA
Trip Date: 2008-01-20
Author: watcher9214(Youtube)
Find on map: put-in      

Video: Sea Kayaking at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Description: "Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Island, and Presque Isle Pt. Rocks (Michigan Upper Penninsula on Lake Superior)"

Some awesome photos of their trip can also be seen below:
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Location/Distance: Lake Superior, MI,
Trip Date: 2008-01-23
Author: Wade Norton and Steve Scherrer

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