|My paddling partner in his Alpacka packraft.|
We ran the class I rapid just before the Highway 12 bridge in Baraboo but I decided I wanted to paddle back into it for another go. I was using a kayak without a skirt since I don't have one (time to go shopping) and after I paddled back into the rapid for another go I got swamped and ended up upside down.
It was my first underwater exit in moving water but the water was deep and everything went about how you'd expect. I exited, grabbed the boat and caught my breath after a sudden submersion in cold water. I'm not sure it was a true chundering (a combination of churned and under) but I think the term is hilarious.
|The packraft in the "rapids."|
|Welcome to the Town of Merrimac sign in the river.|
Old school kayak. It's not very forgiving.
|Some riffles in town.|
Note that similar paddles on the Baraboo are detailed in Mike Svob's excellent Paddling Southern Wisconsin: