March 6, 2022

When we took out yesterday, a fisherman asked if we were scared in kayaks with all the alligators… we of course said no and decided we needed to find them. We switched sides of Lake Marion and put in at the Sparkleberry Swamp Landing in the Santee National Wildlife Refugee. With a name like Sparkleberry Swamp it must have alligators.

And I spotted one, normally James and Elizabeth see everything first, but not today.

We argued about it’s size (the men thought it was bigger, like always?) but look at the tail, and that isn’t the end, it’s eyes are in the small water opening on the left side of frame. I still say it was over 12 feet.

The swamp doesn’t open up that way Beth let us know.

After an evening around a fire and Long Island Ice Teas, James and Beth decided the Flippac needed their Aurora Borealis Light. It works great in the tent, but too bright to sleep under.

Dec. 28, 2021

A foggy sunrise, on the road!

Eric leading up a 5.10

Deanna on a under rated 5.7

Danny on a 5.10

Anna on a 5.10

No snake that is my rope!

Danny warms up on a 5.8 Rocky Face is such a unique climbing experience, no hike in, easy to set top ropes, but the holds are different in the former quarry.