One would be hard-pressed to find another local event that encapsulats this much energy and excitement, while involving some real serious athleticism, and some real serious BBQ and beer. Couple all that with it’s contestants traversing SO MUCH of what central Madison has to offer – all while decked out in ridiculous costumes, no less – and you have the Isthmus Paddle & Portage.
Three beautiful parks, two magnificent lakes, and one superb event that encompasses just about everything it means to be a Madisonian, this year’s event was everything is should have been and more. It lived up to it’s 35-year tradition in usual style and I was glad to be there once again to cover every zany moment.
Here’s a small sampling of what went down:
— 2014 Paddle & Portage Gallery —