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Joni, Excellent job; great music and visuals from our pack-mule trip.
0 · March 11
"Caught between a Rock and a Hard Place" - Elizabeth P. The pictures tell the tale - the Mud (and Sand!), the Crud (Limestone Shoals) and the Blood. Yes, there was blood...and many thanks to Elizabeth and Mac for patching up the Newbie with a most excellent field dressing. I'll be able to keep my leg, and my back will heal...eventually. In the last picture, Elizabeth and Pat are talking around the campfire, sharing Lessons Learned (Big Takeaway: RIVER WATER LEVEL!) John and Pete, and All made the right call to end the trip and find a contingency takeout place; camping out by the bridge was an experience all by itself! Seven left, Seven returned - What an experience - including the beauty of the river and the paddling fun - it was memorable! Thanks, Everyone!
0 · December 2, 2012
This trip tested our paddling skills and spirit of adventure, but I do not regret the experience one bit. This group of paddlers endured so many obstacles from shallow water, dragging our heavy boats over shoals, hitting submerged boulders and logs, overnight rain, shivering breezes and slips into the cold water (well, I had two). But we persevered as much as we could, accepted our fate and camped one last night beside a bridge near Flatville where we encountered some interesting folks who will probably talk about the 7 tenters down by the river for months to come. I will always remember gleefully maneuvering around the infrequent winding paths and whooshing down those two "rapids", and I can foresee a return trip to this beautiful river. My kayak and I are sore, scratched and bent but positively improved for having gone on this trip. The cooperation, advice and assistance of the paddlers was a huge boost of security and I cannot thank the guys and Joni enough.
0 · December 1, 2012
There are times in your life when I have to admit that the river ending is a bridge too far. Actually it was several bridges too far. I am not sure if it was the first day or the second when I called the play and shouted for help.. So how was the trip. When the outfitter dropped us off I noticed upstream that the shoals were sticking out of the water at least a foot. That pretty much sums up the trip. The water was very low, some clear paddling but much of our trip was dragging our, camping gear loaded boats, over and around shoals. Mac says we walked the river but I disagree, we dragged it. The middle of the second day I knew my back would not make it much further so we called the outfitter and arrange to be picked up at the next bridge. ONLY 15 miles to go. We made it to the bridge which had a nice ramp and open ground to camp. This was one tough crew and if they dare to join me again I am honored to have them along.
The river is very scenic and I will be back when the water is up.
0 · November 30, 2012
Our Wth N expedition started with a ROCKY START & ended with the same. We had to truncate our trip to 3 days and only 27 miles. Water was low and limestone rock was treacherous. This was a portage-a-plenty paddle trip. Though it was tough going, the scenery was spectacular, water was clear and the Tupelo Trees were throwing off a beautiful bright yellow color. Limestone boulders, though treacherous were an amazing sight and fun to navigate around. Will def. look forward to doing this trip again next year at higher water level. Was a tough trip with less than ideal weather and water but certainly am grateful to experience it. 7 lucky paddlers were fortunate to experience this beautiful river, which in my humble opinion is far prettier than the more popular and well known Suwannee. This trip will be talked about at many future campfires. Kudos to Eliza and Joni for hanging in there with the boys.
0 · November 29, 2012
.primitive camping only, right
0 · November 7, 2012