Prairie State Canoeists

A canoe and Kayak Club founded in 1971

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Klein Creek and West Branch DuPage

  • 2021-03-10 3:01 PM
    Reply # 10183319 on 10178004
    Events3 Coordinator (Administrator)

    Trip was posted on 3/10.

  • 2021-03-08 9:59 PM
    Message # 10178004

    Date(s): Sunday May 2, 2021
    Leader: Keith McClow
    Co-Leader: Steve LaPorte
    Location: Klein Creek and West Branch DuPage
    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner, depending on conditions.
    Category: Day Trip
    Details: This trip starts on Klein Creek a small winding creek.  Some parts have been undisturbed for thousands of years.  It is a glimpse of what this area looked like long ago.  There are great examples of meanders and a section on its way to becoming an oxbow.  We will join the West Branch DuPage and paddle down to Mack Rd. passing a village site believed to be over 1,000 years old.  The trip travels through 3 forest preserves. 

    This stretch of the river, depending on conditions, requires decent boat control skills and can be shallow. Plan to dress for the weather (whatever that might be). We will be observing the current COVID protocols, which means you should arrange your own car shuttle.

    Car shuttle at 9:30 from the put-in. Call trip leaders for more information

    Please list Keith McClow's email, kmcclow@yahoo.com as the point of contact and list Steve LaPorte as co-leader but not listing an email.

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