2012: Year In Review

31 Dec

2012 was a great year for floating despite the hot summer and persistent drought. We floated many great stretches of river and were joined by lots of good friends. Here is a look back at 2012.

Float Stats

Number of trips in 2012: 30

Number of rivers floated: 10

Miles paddled: 316

Best critter sighting: 5 Otter on the Current River

Best bonus prize: Red milk crate (DW uses this crate to haul trash every trip)

Best Photos

meramec river

River Fuel – Meramec River

Meramec River

Hamilton Hollow Trash Cleanup – Meramec River

huzzah creek

The Narrows – Huzzah Creek

Buffalo River

Easter on the Buffalo River

DW, Charlie and me

DW, Charlie and me at Wappapello Lake

Meramec River

Eaglets in their nest – Meramec River

Meramec River

DW at Bruns’ Bridge access – Meramec River

North Fork

North Fork River

Bryant Creek

Bryant Creek

Meramec River

DW and his trash barge – Meramec River

Current River

Powder Mill access – Current River

Gasconade River

Riddle Bridge – Gasconade River

Meramec River

Pacific Palisades access – Meramec River

Eleven Point River, Mary Decker Shoals

Mary Decker Shoals – Eleven Point River

Current River

Current River

Meramec River

Meramec River

Meramec River

Juvenile Bald Eagle – Meramec River

Current River

Current River

Big RIver

Big River

Big River

Approaching the old mill in Cedar Hill – Big River

Big River

Private Dam at Byrnesville – Big River

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2 Responses to “2012: Year In Review”

  1. Joe January 2, 2013 at 10:51 AM #

    I follow the blog but have never left a comment. I just wanted to let you know I appreciate the work you put in to document and share your adventures. I managed five floats in 2012. Your blog was helpful in researching new rivers–or new stretches on old old rivers–but was also motivation ot get off my butt and get on the water. Thank You!

    • groovealee January 2, 2013 at 11:08 AM #

      Thanks Joe! I appreciate the feedback.

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