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25 mile trip Deer Mill Cvd Brdg to the West Union Cvd Brdg

 
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EvilDave



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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 10:11 am    Post subject: 25 mile trip Deer Mill Cvd Brdg to the West Union Cvd Brdg Reply with quote

We launched 3 Kayaks and 1 Canoe at about noon on May 25 2008 at the Deer Mill Public Access Site. Paddled and floated about 25 Miles Downstream to the West Union Covered Bridge. We dropped the boats and passengers at Deer Mill then took my truck and trailer at the parking area on the north side of the West Union Bridge prior to starting our trip. We arrived at the take-out in 7 hours and 45 minutes with an average (including stops) float speed of about 3.25 mph. The Crawfordsville USGS gauge indicated about 1.93 Feet at the time of our trip. This provided plenty of water to make the trip very enjoyable. The canoe scraped a few times due to some poor route choices, the kayaks never made a sound.
The creek bank/exit path at the West Union Covered Bridge is quite steep on the north bank. Fortunately I had a rope to assist in tugging the boats up the steep and slick hill.
In past years we have always done 1/2 of this trip ending at the often crowded Cox Ford Covered Bridge. Unless you want a full days paddle, I would reccomend 1/2 of this trip to allow more goofing off and require much less paddling at one time.



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