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Louse River
by joeandali

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/04/2023
Entry & Exit Point: Sawbill Lake (EP 38)
Number of Days: 9
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
This is the 4th trip for me (52yo) and the 2nd for my nephew (30yo).
Day 1 of 9
Friday, August 04, 2023

I left Central Ohio around 7:30 am to begin the trip north. Based upon some advice on this forum, I avoided going through Chicago by heading west on 74 out of Indianapolis and picking up 39 in Bloomington, IL. There was far less traffic and it was a pleasant drive. I picked up my nephew Ryan at the airport in Madison, WI around 4:00pm and we headed to the Holiday Inn Express near Chippawa Falls. We ate at a cool little place called the Sheeley House Saloon. I highly recommend it if you are in the area.