Monday, August 25, 2008

Weekend Float

Yes, it was a weekend paddling and camping trip down the Lumber River, but it was also much much more.

The Lumber River flows through the south-central portion of North Carolina starting as Downing Creek, and flowing into South Carolina eventually joining the Little Pee Dee River. The Lumber River is 115 miles of natural waterways, 81 miles of which are also designated national wild and scenic waters.
Some of our group of 13 started on Friday at the Princess Ann access, most (including me) joined Saturday morning at Fair Bluffs for the weekend and the remaining 16 mile float into South Carolina down this tea (tannin) colored black river.

We had all manner of craft, solo canoes, double canoes, rec kayaks, sea kayaks, and my Kruger canoe.



This was a social paddle. Our group of paddlers were as diverse as our craft, three Hungarians, a bunch of Garner natives, and some Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill folk. When we weren't paddling, we were camping on the beautiful sandbars along the River, and enjoying a canoe laden buffet feast.


A wonderful weekend, this video made by Eva and Thomas really gives you a feel for our weekend.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Life is good, great video
Don

Michael said...

Dawn - I really enjoyed the video! As a budding video maker, it has taught me many things about making a trip video interesting and worth watching. Thanks for posting it!

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

What a great group... Thanks for sharing.

IowaAdmin said...

Great video, but unless I'm missing something the date in the title is off because it's not yet Sept. 23-24, 2008.