Sunday, July 31, 2016

Wisconsin 2016

Had a great family gathering in Wisconsin this year. We were celebrating Adams graduation from High School. Lots of adventures.


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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sequatchie River II

Today after church with family, Lora and I headed to the Sequatchie River. We got permission to put in at College Station Road. When putting in, the branch I grabbed for support broke and I gave myself a black eye. The adventure has started! We went up the river 3.25 miles only having to cut a few branches. We got out of the canoe a lot going across low spots. We got to see a good size buck, an otter, a raccoon, king fishers, an owl, a white heron and some ducks.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Soddy Lake

Lora and I had a few hours, so we headed to Soddy Lake for a canoe trip. When we got to the park, we found that they were setting up for a jet ski race. I had never seen one of those before. They had their helmets on and were screaming around this course.

We went around the jet skis and under the bridge to the lake. We went as far as we could up each branch and then ate lunch. We got to pick some blackberries, saw lots of turtles, and birds.
Afterwards we went up Soddy Creek as far as that goes.


Monday, July 4, 2016

Collins River Paddle

Today Sara joined Brandy, Jan, and us on the Collins river. We put in at the Dunlap campground on Hennessee Bridge Road in Rock Island. This is a nice campground right on the river with a good ramp.

As we went down stream we explored all the inlets and found some beautiful waterfalls, caves, and cascades. We got to see all sorts of birds. There were not many boats out, so it was a peaceful trip on a beautiful section of the river. We got out at the TWRA Kings landing boat ramp. We got in around 5.5 miles today. Great trip with some great people!


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sale Creek

Lora and I joined Brandy and Jan on Sale Creek for a paddling trip. It was a beautiful day on the water and not too many boats out. We put in at Patterson road and went up Sale Creek. We did a little exploring on Rock Creek and then took Sale Creek up as far as we could, almost to Coulterville road.

We had a little excitement on the way back as we passed some campers along side the creek. They were shooting bottle rockets and firecrackers off. We yelled to them and they stopped, but as we passed one of the men just couldn't resist and had to shoot a bottle rocket at me. We had a little come to Jesus meeting and then headed on our way. There really is nothing you can do with stupid!