This year’s Great River Rumble will paddle 106 miles in seven days, departing Elkader on the Turkey River on July 26, and arriving at Savanna, Ill., on the Mississippi, on Aug. 1. We greeted the paddlers in Elkader, and will follow them part-way down the Turkey River, posting occasional photos and comments. Official registration numbers were 184 and counting.

I tallied 25-30 kayaks and canoes Monday. A lot of boats – and a lot of people connecting to the river.

Thanks for coming to northeast Iowa!


Connecting with the Turkey River
Connecting with the Turkey River


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