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WB DuPage River, Upper Section - Soup Trip

  • 2016-04-09
  • West Chicago, IL


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Date:  April 9, 2016
   Ray Ziemer

Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
Location:  West Branch DuPage River, Upper Section
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Category:  Soup Trip
Check here and in your email for updates a few days before, as log jams, water levels and weather always factor in. Directions to St. Charles Road Put-in for the West Branch DuPage River Take IL Rte. 64 North Avenue to the traffic signal at Prince Crossing Road – it’s a mile east of IL Rte. 59 or 8 miles  west of I-355 or IL Rte 53. Turn north on Prince Crossing and travel one short block to St. Charles Rd.; head east to the bridge over the river. You can unload and launch on either side, upstream or downstream – all are equally muddy!

Don’t forget the soup! A can of some non-cream variety that will mix in the pot. Bring your own beverage, side dish, bowl and spoon.

The first part of the trip before lunch could take 1 ½ - 2 hours. It’s shallow for this time of the year, but we’ve done it at much lower levels. Just remember: Riffles got rocks. The afternoon paddle could take another 2 hours, depending on wind.

Looking forward to seeing you all for a great day on the river.

Car Shift: 9:30



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