|Verlen Kruger- The Original Bushwhacker
Bushwhacking begins May 22nd!
All Events begin at
8:30am with a shot gun start at Lumberjack Park
10 technical miles down the Pine River to
Sumner Park. There will be a few downfalls and a stretch of fast water so be prepared for some "Bushwhacking".
Entry fee, $10 per boat.
25 Bushwhacking miles down the Pine River to Alma City
Park (aka: Alma Boat Launch) downtown Alma. The Cruise is set up for those who do not wish to do the full 150, or 75 mile
events, but wish to spend a little more time on the water than the Sprint offers. Cruisers will travel down river on the Pine
to the town of Alma. This will include a bunch of "Bushwhacking" to get past a fairly congested spot just past the
town of Sumner. Cruisers may wish to take two days to complete this route, we will have camping available, no fee, for Cruisers
and their landteams at Cesar's Crossing, 7195 West Polk Rd. Alma, MI 48801. Entry fee, $20 per boat.
75 estimated miles down the Pine River ending at the Chippewa Nature Center. Camping available, no fee, for Halfwhackers and
their landteams at Cesar's Crossing, 7195 West Polk Rd. Alma, MI 48801. Entry fee, $30 per boat.
The Bushwhacker 150
150 miles down
the Pine River, through the towns of Alma and St. Louis and on down to the confluence at the Chippewa River. At the Chippewa
Nature Center we turn and head up-stream on the Chippewa River, up through the town of Mt. Pleasant and on up to the take
out for the portage at Gilmore Rd. Bridge. The 7 mile portage starts with a steep climb out of the Chippewa River Valley and
up onto a nice country road route that will take us back over to the Pine River at the Pleasant Valley Rd. Bridge. Once back
in the Pine River it's just a short downstream bushwhacking paddle to the finish at Lumber Jack Park. Entry fee, $50 per