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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.

12 in 12 River Number 12: The Savannah River

Number 12! Liz and I decided to paddle a section of the Savannah River, about an hour and a half inland from the coast, near Newington. We planned to put in at Poor Robin landing and take out at Blue … Continue reading

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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.) We headed down the Ocmulgee toward the convergence – … Continue reading

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12 in 12 River 9: The Ocmulgee

On day two of our three-day trip, a friend of Jim’s helped us with a shuttle, and we put in on the Ocmulgee early Saturday morning. We were treated to miles of winding river, with sandbars that appeared around almost … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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12 in 12 Rivers 6 and 7: Little Ogeechee and Salt Creek

After much schedule madness, Liz and I finally got on the water on Saturday, July 28th.  We were joined by our friends Dan and Gerry.  Gerry guided us to the put in for the Little Ogeechee, then we shuttled cars … Continue reading

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12 in 12 Paddle Number 4: Vernon River

After making a concerted effort to get inland on our first three paddles, Liz and I decided to find some nearby salt water that we hadn’t paddled. We settled on the Vernon River, which rises south of Hunter Army Airfield … Continue reading

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12 in 12 Paddle Number 3: Cathead Creek

Cathead Creek is a tributary of the mighty Altamaha River. It drains part of Buffalo Swamp, a tidal forest containing bald cypress, sweet black gum, and water tupelo.  The put-in is on Cox Road off of Hwy 251, where Liz … Continue reading

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