By Don Mueggenborg
JUST A PICTURE
Just a picture of a river.
A river in flood stage. Even a river with a wide flood plane can be dangerous when it is in flood stage. Fast current. Cool water in the spring. Branches that were well above the paddlers’ head at normal water levels now become flow-throughs.
Rivers such as the upper Des Plaines, with its many twists and bends and low branches, can be especially dangerous.
We want to get out and paddle – but we want you around for the next newsletter. Please use caution.