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Knowing that this was roughly 60 miles of paddling, we decided to make the trip a three-day, two-night excursion. Giving ourselves the option of only 20 miles per day. As we began paddling, we realized that the wind was with us the whole trip and the current was flowing at about 4mph, calling for only 5 hours of paddling per day.
We made camp after day one on the West side of the river due to Manhattan Island being too flooded for camping. We made sure to be cautious of "No Trespassing" signs as we looked for a perfect spot. After about 30 minutes of searching, we found a small tributary that allowed for us to paddle in and find dryer land to sleep and camp on. We set up camp and slept until the next morning. Upon waking up, we noticed that the tributary had dwindled down to almost nothing, causing for us to pack up and launch off directly into the river.
As we paddled the second day, we made quick ground and leaving at around 7:30 that morning decided to finish the trip that day. Day two was roughly 38 miles of easy paddling, giving us time of course to stop at Clinton, IN public access point and enjoy a lunch from Dairy Queen.
Overall, the trip was great! The weather was fantastic and the water was easy to navigate. When finished, we checked the levels once again and the river had dropped roughly 4 feet in the two day period of paddling. Showing the definite and undeterminable changes that the Wabash can deliver.
Here is a link to a quick summary video I filmed while on the Wabash. Unfortunately, the footage only ranges from Covington to Clinton as my battery died.
Paddler's Truck Rack
2-3 Canoe/Kayak Trailer
Bent Shaft Canoe Paddles