12 in 12 Rivers 10 and 11: The Oconee and Altamaha

On the morning of the third day of our 4-river trip, mist drifted off of the Ocmulgee onto our sandbar campsite.  (Days one and two were the Ocmulgee and Little Ocmulgee.)

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We headed down the Ocmulgee toward the convergence – where the Oconee would join the Ocmulgee and become the Altamaha.

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It was only an hour and a half of paddling to the convergence.  We’d had some concerns about rough water, but low water levels meant that the convergence was calm.

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Liz and I peeled off to explore the Oconee.

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The water was so low that we barely cleared the bottom, and paddled sideways to catch water.

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The level of the water was also reflected in the high docks we paddled underneath.

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River 10 – the Oconee!

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We headed back toward the Altamaha, meeting Jim at the convergence.

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We entered the wide Altahama, the last leg of our trip.

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We had four hours of wide water and wildlife.

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Jim’s friend met us at the take out.  The section of the Altamaha we paddled was our eleventh river –  we’re looking forward to exploring more of it on a future trip.

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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.
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