Kayak

April 9, 2017

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Today was another day in the woods. We started on a section of the Uwharrie River I have wanted to paddle for a while. It needs spring rains to be deep enough to paddle.

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After the thunderstorms in the middle of the week, it looked promising, featuring over 12 class I rapids (easiest) and good flow. I don’t have pictures, but we started almost immediately when Sam flipped her boat when she hit a strainer (tree)

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A great couple of hours on the water!

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Then hike #15 of #52hikechallenge – Birkhead Tract of the Uwharrie Game Land.

What is Clay photographing this week?

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An Eastern Fence Lizard.

Feb. 26, 2017

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It was a great day to take our kayaks for a walk….

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Sadly the water in Bear Creek was deep in spots, so we had to paddle…

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and duck under fallen trees.

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and played in the water coming over the dam.

My partner in crime, Clay sent me these pictures.

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Hold my beer and watch this moment… I tried to slide off the dock, didn’t work! I did save it with only a wet arm and leg.

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Me more upright

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Sam is in a good mood

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Luckily we finally got back to hiking!

 

 

Sept. 30,2016

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Today was the first day of events at the American Adventurists’ Appalachian Rendezvous.

And the first event was a paddle of the Falls Reservoir.

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Damn

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Water seems deep enough

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and a tight squeeze in…

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old diversion tunnels makes great caves

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then I wanted to touch the damn…

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The water was weird feeling, not turbulent, not spinning or moving… it just had a life to it.

May 1, 2016

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This is my third year visited this state park, the northern most point that wild alligators go… I guaranteed we would see one today while paddling. (I did tape a picture on the kayaks)

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The swamp is a magical place to paddle, looking at wildlife, plants and Jim…

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We spent a long time waiting for this Pileated Woodpecker to return to it’s nest, and then I wanted it launching into flight…

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Even found a Red_bellied Watersnake (it’s real name)

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