Cara, Jules (our dog) and I took a 5 day trip the first of May on the Manistee in hopes of Morels and fish. We got a few fish, no morels (weird spring) and unfortunately our dog found a porcupine ending the trip early and resulting in a trip to the vet overnight. Thanks to Rick Walsh at Chippewa Landing (http://www.chippewalanding.com) for his help picking us up early and getting us to his wonderful veterinarian.
We did have a great time and the fishing was fun, the water was high, and we experienced lightning, rain and wind like none other for me in my years of outdoor experience. Being out there is always an adventure. This little vacation will go down as an adventure, for sure.
Walleye were good in the skillet
Sometimes it is important to look down for beauty. Moss of various kinds provides beauty on the forest floor
My hammock all ready for a good night of rest. Note the red gear hammock off to the right. Everything is off the ground clean and dry. I love to hang.
We are gearing up for the summer season. Just a note to say that I was able to paddle for five days on the Eleven Point river in Missouri. What a beautiful river. Lots of fresh water springs, limestone cliffs, national forest land, and a rainbow trout in the skillet did not hurt either. Fun to explore different rivers.
Welcome to RiverJourneys. This is an effort to provide useful information to you about what we are and what we can be for you. Canoe camping trips of 3 or more days are filled with opportunities for rest, relaxation and simply time on the river.
In addition, we hope to use this format to communicate our experiences throughout the year, providing a glimpse into the trips we have and what we take away from them. Stay tuned, and if you have interest in a canoe camping trip on the Manistee river, a beautiful pristine river in northern lower Michigan, give us a call at 574-535-3623.