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This trip will typically be a 2-4 hour day trip putting in and taking out at the same spot.
On the day we paddled, my wife paddled a 16' Perception Eclipse and I paddled a 16' Perception Carolina; both rented from American Wilderness Outfitters in Augusta.
We paddled upstream in a shady creek for about 1-1/2 hours at a very leisurely pace. There is a very slight current as this creek-route parallels the Savannah River and flows in the same direction.
There were the usual turtle sunbathers on the many stumps and brances extending into the water. These obstructions did not cause any problem though as they are very easily circumvented.
We tied up to a healthy branch extruding through the water and had a leisuely lunch sitting in our boats. There are no good places to land and stretch along the way. It could be done, but it would be slippery and muddy.
The creek passes a newly developed golf green or two situated above the water level and then converges at the Savannah River proper at which point we turned back South along the right bank of the big river which was very lazily rolling along. Paddling strokes were still very necessary as the current even in the big river was very nominal.
This leg took us about another 2 hours and we saw herons, egrets, and kingfishers.
Finally, the creek that we were in to start with formed the last short leg as it closes the loop on this circuitous route. A short paddle up the creek and we turned back into the landing where we started.
This is a very pleasant, easy, relaxing paddle that is a superb way to spend an afternoon.
It took us about 3-1/2 hours to complete the circuit but it can be done in much less time if one cares to work up a sweat.
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