Had a leisurely paddle on the Meramec River this month. It was a new section of the river for us. Definitely not scenic, but we did see some deer.
I've driven over bridges across the lower section, but never paddled it. We put in and paddled upstream from Valley Park. The river is wide, slow, and brown.
We paddled after attending the Woodbadge closing luncheon. It was great to see old friends and make new ones.