Saturday, March 19, 2011
Urban Kayaking! Nameoki Slough, Horseshoe Lake, Illinois: Urban exploring with kayaks!
This is the first of (2) videos shot at Horseshoe Lake, Illinois in Madison County, Illinois. The first half of the kayak trip was dedicated to exploring the Nameoki Slough that empties into Horseshoe Lake. I always wanted to know what it would be like going under roads and railroad tracks with a kayak....now I know!
Horseshoe Lake is a very urban paddle. You can see the skyline for metro St. Louis, as well as see, hear and smell the U.S.Steel- Granite City Foundry. The main part of the slough is very shallow (I would guess 2 feet or less), so this would not work with a traditional boat.
The second half of the paddle we explored the main lake. It was INCREDIBLY windy, and so when you watch that video, you will see us almost surfing the kayaks back to shore.