I got down to the Tippy Dam launch on the North side of the river. Nobody was around. I got the boat into the water and rowed across the current and dropped the anchor. I wanted to test the motor before I drifted too far down stream. It finally started after I remembered to turn the gas lever on. Looking over at the boat launch, I saw a huge crowd.
There was a group of young poeple getting ready for a float of their own. I noticed a beer keg inside of two truck tire innertubes. Now, they know how to float the river! I drifted down a little bit and enjoyed the scenery. The Manistee River is so beautiful this time of the year. The salmon are still down stream and awaiting a drop in the river's temperature so not many people are up here now. In two more weeks things will change.
This is the view down river. No people and a beautiful day.