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  Upper Eleven Point
  Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-27-13 9:54 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Apr-28-13 11:42 AM EST --

Put in at Cane Bluff, and take out at Greer is a 7.3 mile trip.
I would "never" suggest to anyone that it is a good idea to put in above Cane Bluff.Never! Have done it; ain't worth it, you'll have to trust me on that one. You go up there when water is low, and you'll be dragging your canoe for long distances. Nothing there to recommend it when water is high either.

Only slightly better: Cane Bluff to Greer has lots of narrow twists & turns. In most places the river banks are mud, or covered with woods that come up to the edge of the river. It's more like a flooded ditch in high water.
It is by no means scenic, even under the best of condition. Does have a few nice bluffs just above Greer.
Afer heavy rain, there is amost assuredly some new strainers, in very sharp bend & twists, and S curves in that section. The river will be muddy.

I used to take groups to Cane Bluff put in, but not for it's scenery. If you go up there in a 17 foot heavily loaded tandem canoe, when the water is low, it' a nasty slog. I knew that.
When it's up; you will work together with your canoe partner,or you will be paying the natural consequences of pulling your canoe & yourself out of the river on multiple occasions. I knew that too.
Natural consequences are an ass kicker, and the river did all the kicking. Great attention getting section for delinquents who think they know it all.

Don't go up there is my advice.

You want to "go for it"?
Check out Bryant Creek!
West of Twin Briges on Hwy 14.
4/28 update: Bryant Creek won't drop to what most would consider a safe level in the next 3 days.

BOB


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