Riding river makes for relaxing ride

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Under a canopy of sycamore and maple trees, Sugar Creek drifts at a quick but steady pace.

A wet June left the waterway with plenty of water, deep enough to pass over submerged logs and sandbars with ease. The conditions were perfect for river rafting.

Over the course of seven miles, from the Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area to near Taylorsville, the raft would lazily ride the current through the wilderness. Riders could lean back on the rubber gunwales, sip on a beverage and watch southern Johnson County drift by.


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