Meet Brad Hughey at Cutright SRA on Lake Monroe Saturday morning June 13th. Brad had drove down Friday evening and paddle out to find campsite the night before. It was 2.5 mile paddle to campsite on backside of Deam Wilderness Peninsula across from a long bay just into Brown County. I setup my new tent and other gear than we had lunch.
We decided to paddle back up the Middle Fork. We eventual decided to go all way to Crooked Creek SRA were we took a break and stretched our legs. We saw several Blue Hereon and one Bald Eagle along the way . Paddled back to campsite with cooling breeze for the last couple miles. We paddled over 10.75 miles round trip in a little over 3 hours. Lake level was up about 2 ft over normal pool and water was very warm. A very enjoyable and quite section of Lake Monroe.
Enjoyed a late afternoon swim and the cooling breeze afterwords while enjoying dinner. The weather was perfect for camping only had some light rain showers come thru about 4:30 am Sunday.
Broke camp on Sunday morning and paddle along Deam Wilderness Peninsula shore line up to Patton's cave. We checked out people breaking camp or hiking to Peninsula trail head along with the many fishing boats.
Then hugged the left shoreline back to Cutright SRA with a stiff breeze in our face for a 5.8 mile paddle. Cutright was even busier then Saturday morning which was surprising.
Enjoyable, relaxing and quite weekend in Deam Wilderness on Lake Monroe.
Deam Wilderness Trip Pictures
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