The TG’s and Rob paddle the Upper Guadalupe River

What do we do on a beautiful December day? Paddle the Upper Guadalupe River from Guadalupe River State Park to just above Hwy 281, about 9 miles. The river was flowing at a near-perfect 375 CFS (Spring Branch gauge). Evelyn, Alex, and Duane hooked up with Rob Koger to paddle the river that runs past his back yard. The weather was good, the water was crystal clear, fish were abundant, and the wonderful Texas sky was constantly changing. We saw deer, nutria, turtles, Great Blue Herons, a Green Kingfisher, an Osprey, Warblers, a kettle of hawks riding the air currents, and Black Vultures everywhere. Fine weather, with great company, and the opportunity to experience this magnificent part of creation once again, made for a terrific Tuesday!

Put-in at Guadalupe State Park. Duane paddled his Coosa HD, Alex his Coosa, and Evelyn her Manta Ray 11.
High bluff at Guadalupe State Park.
Riffles, rapids, and current all the way.
Side paddle up Honey Creek.
Yup, that’s pretty.
And that’s pretty, too.
Nice to stand now and then.
Evelyn running a rapid ending with a drop.
And here’s Rob!
Momma said not to put beans in my ears or paddle rapids standing in a canoe. Rob’s momma gave him no such advice!
The great views just keep on coming.
Puffy clouds, blue skies, and a beautiful river – no place but Texas.
End of the trail and a good day was had by all. Thanks for sharing your river, Rob!
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