My original plan was to put in at Mack Road on the western branch. When I got there, there was a sign saying McDowell grove is under construction and impassible on water. So, I jumped back in the car and headed south.
Stopping by McDowell grove, I saw that entire preserve is currently under construction. Instead I kept going to pioneer park, just south of downtown naperville.
I'm going to try and grab more video this year. So enjoy this 11 minute clip of me getting in the water and shoving off for the first time all year.
Overall, it was a good day. Solid cool weather kept me dry, but there wasn't much wind to freeze me. Despite the challenges, it was a good time.
Put in: Pioneer Park, Naperville
Take Out: Hammel Woods, Shorewood.