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Default paddling South Platte River 138 years ago

"Eight o'clock the next morning found us moving onward toward Deer
Island, which we soon reached. Here, for the space of two miles, the
water seemed to have a greater fall, and a far more rapid current, than
at Denver. Having heard so many stories regarding the dangers at this
place, which had wrecked all former expeditions of a similar nature, we
naturally approached the spot with a feeling of awe mingled with the
gravest doubts ...."

Paddling S. Platte today is better illustrated in my stories from
"Paddling on Wet Sand" series:

paddling blog:
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