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This river had something to offer us all. It is a very scenic river, lots of birds, lots of cypress trees. We saw about 20 geese nesting, a female hawk on her nest, a huge cypress tree with an oak tree growing out of it, a couple of otters and several mallards. We did not see any snakes.
This river has several switch backs some with challenging swift water(no white water). There were a few places where we had to sit in the bottom of our canoe and bend down with our heads on our knees to pass under fallen trees. We had a few submerged trees that we had to scoot over. The big obstacles were huge fallen trees across the river. All of these had the tops cut out of them leaving about 3 feet open to paddle through. Given the fact that on several of these there were immediate cut backs that prevented us from paddling through these fast. Needless to say there were a few paddlers that were baptized in the Little Pee Dee River at that location that Saturday.
All in all we paddled 4 hours down to the landing at hwy 57 and the old state park. Everyone had a great day even those that flipped their canoe.
Take along some sunscreen broad-brimmed hats, snacks and water for a break or a lunch. I suggest taking a camera and maybe a pair of binoculars. Of course a safety or first aid kit and a whistle. We saw no snakes at all, however I am certain they are there.
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