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Fossil hunt

The water level of the Peace River is down.  This means to me that it is time to hunt for fossils again.  I've waited for the river to get shallow enough to see the bottom in many places. This is important.  We can now see where to search.  The water  level is still high enough that I don't expect we'll get out of our boats between search sites.  Time on river will be 4 to 5 hours.  Distance paddled will be 4 to 8 miles.  This depends on how well we do a each site and the  distance sites are from each other.

Now I know that fossils are just rocks so I am bringing a number of different fossils to give you an idea of which rock you want to save.  I am going to limit this to 10 people.  If we have more we tend to get in each others way.  I will bring 4 sets of screens, shovels and anchors.  I tend to be a bit industrial on the river but all you really need is a hand shovel and a  colander to find sharks teeth.

Wear your PFD while paddling. 

We are on the water so all safety equipment still applies.  You can be looking in 1 foot of water and step back into 4 foot of water so I prefer children do not come.  Bring plenty of water, sun screen, a hat and lunch.  Wear some form of shoe, walking on a river bed in flip flops is a sprain waiting to happen.  There is some broken glass so bare feet are a no-no.


Take 64 east from exit 220 on 75.  Left at 17.   Right at Main St. (650).  Left at Riverside Dr. (Riverside Baptist Church on left).  Right on Park.  Take the dirt road to the right of the shelter down to the boat ramp.



Shortly before turning in Wauchula you will see a MacDonalds  or Burger King.  If you need a bathroom use theirs.  The park bathrooms are not always open and not always clean.


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  • bob g

    Sorry to miss this but I have to work on a project that has to be completed by Monday.

    February 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Ed; I will be there tomorrow. Unfortunately, Tina has to be home tomorrow. One of the contractors left sick, but will be back tomorrow. I will call your cell to insure that you have the msg. hope someone can squeeze in.

    February 21, 2014

  • Ed C.

    We will go up river first, then down river to return when we are tired. As far as how cold the river? Well I've done this before and stood in the river for 6 hours. And yes this was during the winter. We hunt in the shallows.

    February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    from the boat ramp are we going to paddle up river or down river?

    February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tina and I are looking forward to doing this. So just how COLD is the water going to be?

    February 17, 2014

  • Judy W.

    I'm already signed up for Sunday

    February 16, 2014

  • Judy

    My weekend 'on call' too far in case I have go in

    February 16, 2014

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