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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Racing the rain

Today: 17.6 miles Trip: 1329.9 I hit the river at 5:50 in full darkness, with no moon. It was really pretty. A lot of beavers were out, slapping the water to make certain that I knew that I was trespassing. The weather forecast had called for thunderstorms to begin by 9:00 a.m. and continue all … Continue reading »

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Racing the rain

Today: 17.6 miles Trip: 1329.9 I hit the river at 5:50 in full darkness, with no moon. It was really pretty. A lot of beavers were out, slapping the water to make certain that I knew that I was trespassing. The weather forecast had called for thunderstorms to begin by 9:00 a.m. and continue all … Continue reading »

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Long day

Today: 30.7 miles Trip: 1312.3 There was almost no current to deal with today, so I applied a lesson I learned on Logan Martin: When conditions are good for paddling, paddle! There was some sort of fishing contest going on today on Lake H. Neely Henry, so a couple of morons blew by in bass … Continue reading »

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Gadsden, AL

Gadsden: Been there, done that. 2:00 pm, January 12.

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Tough paddle & portage

Today: 12.7 miles—11.2 paddling, 1.5 portaging Trip: 1281.6 miles Yesterday’s paddling was fantastic because as I got closer to H. Neely Henry Dam, the current very noticeably subsided. Apparently, no power was being generated at the dam. That was not the case this morning, though. It was running 3 to 4 mph mid-channel where I … Continue reading »

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About done with Logan Martin

Today: 22.2 miles Trip: 1268.9 miles I started paddling in the fog this morning and ended in dog this afternoon. It’s just been cloudy, misty, and sprinkly all day, a great day for paddling! It appears that H Neely Henry was not releasing water today; I had very little current to contend with.

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Blog down a while

If you had trouble accessing this or any other North Georgia blog in recent days, it was due to the transition process as NGCSU became University of North Georgia. The miracle workers at IIT had it all fixed in short order.

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Hot shower, soft bed

Today: 19.0 Trip: 1246.7 I am in a motel on US 78 near I-20. Got laundry done. I felt really good today in spite of the light rain early in the day and dreary skies all day. The real high point of the day was meeting Alan Battle, owner of Riverside Marina. Alan very gratuitously … Continue reading »

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Up and around Logan Martin Dam

Today: 10.5 miles—9.0 paddling, 1.5 portage Trip: 1227.7 miles The portage should have only been a mile, but the ASRT map of the portage is wrong and all of the portage signs have been taken down. I expected 2 to 2 1/2 hours, but then portage took 3 1/2 hours. A half hour of that … Continue reading »

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Into Childersburg

Today: 11.7 miles Trip: 1217.2 miles I paddled into Childersburg, AL today. For the last two miles coming into town, I smelled grilling meat, so by the time I got there, I was ravenous. There was a nice dock adjacent to the US231 bridge, so I tied up there. I followed my nose to a … Continue reading »

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