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Those days when it’s 90 degrees in the shade and you’re thankful for the clouds. I never appreciated cloudy days until I worked at a farm. Those were the beautiful days when you were relieved to “harvest minerals” – also known as picking rocks. Clouds are also important for art and beauty; sunsets without a few clouds are less spectacular. We all need a little shade in our lives. Canoeing the Wisconsin River with @countyist , @joon.y.kim on the left @concentriq In the kayak to the right. . . . . . #wisconsin #clouds #canoeing #camping #river #pretty #summer #paddling #beer #philosophy
I took this picture last week while canoeing the Milwaukee River. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, and Dear MKE also chose to feature it. Get out on the water and enjoy your waterways!
I’m pretty excited that our short documentary about beavers returning to the Milwaukee River became front page news! Thanks to everyone who participated in the doc and to Lee Bergquist of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for writing the article. View the story here.
Well, after a few months of shooting and editing, the documentary about beavers returning to the Milwaukee River is complete! I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out. Beavers have been returning to Milwaukee’s waterways, but rather than explain why – I’ll let you watch and learn for yourself below.
Here is a little teaser footage I shot this morning for a project I’m working on. Beavers have gradually returned to the Milwaukee River and this rehabilitated animal was released in the river this morning. By all accounts, Chip seems to be doing very well in her new natural river island habitat.
I just got back from a trip of camping on and fishing in the Wisconsin River.
If you’ve never been, it’s pretty remarkable. The Wisconsin River current is rather slow, not a river filled with rapids. We took a canoe loaded with firewood, camping gear, food, and of course beer down the river for about 35 miles total over three nights. The water was warm and comfortable and when you’re looking to camp, just find a secure looking sandbar and set up. There is no fee for camping on the river.
On this night pictured above, we caught a few walleye, one of them big enough to grill over the fire.
This photo above is of us hanging out by the campfire taken by my friend Ryan Thompson (also the fisherman pictured above).
Short story short, it’s worth the trip. There are companies you can rent canoes or kayaks from. Our two other friends took their solo kayaks, I took the canoe I found in the Milwaukee River because I already have it and it’s free. So get that old canoe out of your parents rafters and make some use out of it!