Boardman River Trip May 30-31

101_0527We will be paddling the Boardman River on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31.  Meeting time is Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. at Brown Bridge Dam on the Boardman.  We will run shuttle upstream and launch from the Forks Campground.  Sunday we will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the parking area by the river on Beitner Road above Beitner Rapids.  We will run shuttle from there.

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3 responses to “Boardman River Trip May 30-31

  1. That’s a pretty awesome map, Jay. Why do I get the feeling that it’s drawn pretty much to scale?

  2. Is the meeting place at the Brown Bridge Dam easy to spot? Parking?

    Why do we meet there vs Forks? Do yoiu have a trailer to haul yaks?

    How long is the paddle each day?

    Is there someone leaving from Lansing Sat am I can follow up?

    I plan to be there and look forward to meeting you.

    Bonnie

  3. In response to Bonnie’s questions in case others have the same:

    Is the meeting place at the Brown Bridge Dam easy to spot? It is well marked from River Road.

    Parking? There is plenty of parking there.

    Why do we meet there vs Forks? We are meeting there so we can establish take out vehicles before heading upstream to the Forks. If everyone met at the Forks we would then have to drive down to Brown Bridge Dam to spot the take out vehicles. It is o.k. if a single vehicle met us at the Forks that had limited rack space.

    Do you have a trailer to haul yaks? No, we typically consolidate boats on vehicles depending on how much rack space they have. Every shuttle is different based on who shows up with what kind of vehicle. At the minimum we would leave one vehicle at Brown Bridge Dam and do a driver-only shuttle after the trip was over.

    How long is the paddle each day? Saturday and Sunday are about 5-6 hours each. That includes a lunch stop.

    Is there someone leaving from Lansing Sat am I can follow up? I am not sure but I will forward your question to some of the other paddlers. I am paddling Friday on the Little Manistee River so I will already be up there. If you leave Lansing by 6:00 a.m. you should make it there by 9:00 a.m. If you are running behind you can stop at the Forks and we’ll work out the shuttle later. I’ve gone up US-127 to I-75 and went west on M-72 in Grayling to south US-131 to get to the river, as well as taken I-96 west to Grand Rapids and then US-131 north to the river. They both are about equal.

    Anyone else with driving questions or meeting times please post.

    Jay Hanks

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