Kayaking the Big Manistee, Thornapple
& Owashtanong Rivers
Each April for the past 30 years or so, my
brother, the Fish, Carpo and I pack up and head to the
Atop the big moraine coming into camp, the river below.
Note beaver damage in foreground.
Thru my tent window at Chippewa Landing.
Headed downstream from
Cedar swamp in spring sun.
Four big pines & one leaner, cedars on the right.
with kayakers below on the
Sunset over the river.
Young pines below & the river itself in its dream.
Great Blue Heron over the Thornapple.
Photo by Charlie Cope
Baby herons on the Thornapple in Spring.† Photo by Charlie Cope.
Thornapple River October, upstream from where I grew up.
My brother Charlie, scattering rose petals over the site where we scattered my motherís ashes the year before.† This is just below the old raccoon trail on the banks above, and a little upriver from my motherís window.
Owashtanong (Grand) River