Trip details: DATE CHANGE. Date Change.
Link from last years trip http://www.meetup.com/kayakjax/events/71351332/
Putin will be at Lafayette Blue Springs State Park boat ramp at 10am on Friday.
Takeout will be Ivey Memorial Park and Boat Ramp in the town of Branford on Sunday. We will be shuttled back to LBS State Park via Suwannee River Rendezvous shuttle service.
First night will be at Peacock Slough River Camp. (7.2 Miles)
Second night will be at Adams Tract (10.4 Miles)
Take Out Ivey Memorial Boat Ramp (8.5 Miles)
This section of the Suwannee has more springs per mile than the entire river combined. As you can see the daily mileage is very light. Because of the many springs along they way we will take our time and enjoy the many springs. There are plenty of places to pull off and eat lunch and swim in the springs (Bring your mask and snorkel .
I did a recon trip along this route last week and the springs are starting to return to blue after the high water "black out" Hopefully by the end of the month the river will drop even more and the springs will be blue.
There are a few sholay areas along the river at lower water levels. Last year we didn't encounter any shoals. The year before we did. It just depends on the water level. There nothing to worry about and add a bit of spice to the trip.
A note on the river camps: These are basically campgrounds on the river, with hot and cold showers. Covered raised sleeping platforms with a larger covered gazebo to eat under. I liken them to Hiltons on the river. Very nice and we will be staying at 2 of them 1 each night.
As for gear:
You must be able to pack all the gear you're going to need for a 3 day trip on a wilderness river. You do not need a tent but if you prefer to sleep in one the river camps do have primitive camping areas. The sleeping platforms sleep 5 or 6 comfortably.
On the second day between Peacock Slough and Adams tract there is a convenience store where you can get supplies. It is limited but its a great place to eat lunch.
There is a trip limit of 15 as we don't want to overload the river camps. If you wish to bring a guest then your guest will NOT count against the max number.
I hope many can make it and I hope I have given sufficient notice =). If you have any questions feel free to call me or email me. I look forward to seeing you.
Cell number (904) 710-5776.