High Water Kayaking on the Peshtigo

Over the weekend Wisconsin’s Peshtigo River was running at a very high 23″ level as measured under the Highway C bridge at Kosir’s Rapid Rafts. The Roaring Rapids section of the river was definitely an adrenaline rush; the beefiest whitewater river I have experienced in a kayak. I capsized on Horserace Rapids (see video) but successfully rolled up. My swim on Five Foot Falls made me appreciate being accompanied by experienced kayakers who got me and my boat to shore.

Approaching Five Foot Falls on the Peshtigo River

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    The Peshtigo River is rising a may get to a mighty 30″ or more by this weekend. That would be something to see.

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