Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Flint River 95 miles, 7 days, 1 great time

Paddle Georgia 08 was on the Flint River this year. We started in Thomaston and paddled 95 miles to Oglethorp, GA. We had a fun time along the way and experienced many changes on the Flint. Former President Jimmy Carter spoke to us on the last day. He talked of protecting the Flint River and all that it entails. This funraiser helped establish a new river protection group on the Flint.

The Beautiful Flint River at the 1-mile stretch of Yellow Jacket Shoals where the river drops nearly 40 feet.

All smiles after the first fun day on the River. :)

One of the many shoals.


Dan making it look easy.

Jimmy Carter at the fish fry.

2 comments:

jspiker said...

"Our Endangered Values" by Jimmy Carter, is one of the most powerful and uplifting books I've ever read. He's one of the best humanitarians ever!

ps....good to see you having a great time on the river!

sunflowerkat321 said...

That must have been an amazing trip.

We have been talking about buying a kayak ever since we moved to Long Island. I don't know what to consider when making the purchase. Any thoughts you could share??