John Muir Chapter

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2015 Trip List
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Annual Meeting!

January 10, 2015


RTS Chair:
Rich Krieg
Green Bay, WI


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last update 22 February, 2012

DNR Pike River Access update

Sierra Club members Paul and Laurie Lata owned a cabin on the Pike River for many years.  This spot, at the end of Hardwoods Road, has served as a put-in for RTS members over the years.  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources purchased the property from the Lattas and have restored the site to a natural state and it can now be used as a put in for the Pike.Here is the latest information from the DNR property manager for the Pike:

 "As far the Hardwoods Rd access to the Pike, users are welcome to use either the older access via the easement past the houses at the end of Hardwoods Rd. or by going down the Lata's old driveway (N15471 Hardwoods Rd).  Everything there is cleaned up now and the grass is coming in well.  When the water is low it is a bit of a drop to the water line but do-able.  I'll continue to ask that users of this area be respectful of the close relationship of these public access areas to the surrounding private lands and landowners."

You can contact Larry Zibell for more information about the Pike River access.


The River Touring Section's purposes are:

to coordinate paddling trips , mostly in Wisconsin.
We have about 45 trips per year, late March through late October, on both quiet-water and white-water rivers, guided by volunteer leaders. A complete trip list is published here and in the March-April issue of the Muir View , the John Muir chapter's bimonthly newsletter. Usually, shorter lists of remaining trips are published in subsequent issues.

to promote on-the-water safety and improve paddling skills.
We hold teaching clinics for beginning whitewater and quiet water paddlers in May/June of each year.

to support river conservation organizations.
We give financial support to the work of the River Alliance of Wisconsin , American Rivers , and American Whitewater. Some trip leaders participate in National River Cleanup Week.

to facilitate communication among members of RTS.
In late January we send each member an annual meeting report, a current list of the section's members with addresses and phone numbers, and a preview list of the trips planned for the year.