12 in 12 River 8: The Little Ocmulgee

With invaluable help from Liz’s friend Jim, we embarked on a three-day trip to paddle four rivers – the Ocmulgee and Little Ocmulgee, the Oconee, and the Altamaha.

We drove up to Lumber City, GA (where we stopped for ice and saw this, er, unique use of display area in the local gro (heady!):

We set up camp at the Little Ocmulgee State Park campground, a perfect spot made all the more, um, magical when spots on either side of us were claimed by a boisterous cub scout troup.

We headed right out onto the lake, which as been created by damming the Little Ocmulgee.

Although signs warned us about alligators, we we saw none.  What we did come across was this (insert your favorite collective noun here – all are used to describe groups of storks:) clatter, filth, muster, phalanx, or swoop of wood storks…

…and lots of lily pads.

The next day, on our paddle on the Ocmulgee, we found the tiny, remaining feed of the little Ocmulgee – our eighth river!

Advertisements

About lowcountrygal

Two friends who decided to rise to the Georgia River Network Challenge to paddle 12 Georgia Rivers in 2012. We are both avid sea kayakers, but have been a little less active on the fresh water. This year will remedy that, and this blog will document it.
This entry was posted in 12 in 12, Georgia History, Georgia Rivers. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to 12 in 12 River 8: The Little Ocmulgee

  1. Pingback: Way to go Mary Siceloff and Liz Williams! They paddled the lovely Little Ocmulgee and Ocmulgee rivers over the holiday ~Their #8 and #9 rivers of the ’12 in 2012 Challenge’…. « Paddle Georgia, A Project of Georgia River Network 

  2. Pingback: Way to go Mary Siceloff and Liz Williams! They paddled the lovely Little Ocmulgee and Ocmulgee rivers over the holiday ~Their #8 and #9 rivers of the ’12 in 2012 Challenge’…. « Paddle Georgia, A Project of Georgia River Network 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s