River’s down, things lookin’ up

The river is down as low as I've seen it so far this year. Crooked Creek, that runs by house, has stopped flowing. That's about normal. I was out for a swim in the river before work this morning. I live on the river, might as well enjoy it! July 4 Freedom Fest was very successful for us as we […]

Saturday Paddle

We had a great event today on the Sangamon. Twelve paddlers in all. 8 left from Scott's Landing (my place) for the IL47/Division Street bridge. A crew of Mike's family and friends joined us a bit downstream. We had our first few capsized boats by the first half hour, but thankfully, none after that. Except for that little incident with […]

River in the afternoon

One of my great pleasures in life is the afternoon, after work, spontaneous paddle up the river. The river is a cool, verdant tunnel of green on a warm late afternoon. These days, the river is a great depth with a strong flow. But paddling upstream nonetheless presents no real problem. Then when I turn to come down I go with […]

Rollin’ on the River

Mike, Tim, Jim, Chuck, Stu and Scott got out this past Saturday (May 14) for a litte Sangamon River Stewardship. We cleaned up a four or five mile stretch of the river upstream from Lake of the Woods to County Road 2500N. We came by foot, by paddle, and by convertible. Jim paddled upstream from Riverbend, Tim paddled downstream from […]

Sangamon In April