Cancelled - low water
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Leaders: Sherri Graham and John Anderson
Location: RT 113 to Pine Bluff Road near Morris, IL
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Category: Day Trip
Details: Please contact leaders to sign up.... it has become difficult to get on and off this sweet river...it takes some determination and physical stamina to make it worth the day...so we have to speak to each person who wants to do this trip.
The put in is a long walk along a busy highway then down a steep hill with unstable footing. The takeout is even worse! They blocked the access lane to keep local troublemakers from creating a nuisance and vandalizing the area. Last year we did not know this and had to drag our boats and gear over a 5 foot pile of brush and climb around riprap then up the >12' hill and carry along the should of another very busy road 1/8 mile to our cars....we have not scouted this spring but expect the same conditions...