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    Quote Originally Posted by Snaps View Post
    I've only canoed/kayaked a few rivers with spots it would work... but hanging from a single tree dangling over the water is a fantasy of mine.
    A lazy daytime nap and a Rambo-style knife would be an acceptable alternate fantasy. Daylight will make it easier to find my body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    What river, Mark?
    Maybe some locals know of good camp sites.
    The Maumee River. I know, it's NASTY. Zero glamour on this trip and only about 30% fun at best. But I still have this compulsion to do it just because it's there. From home in Fort Wayne to Toledo.

    Brown water, sightsee a few EPA Superfund sights, good clean fun

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    Come on down to Florida and paddle the Suwannee river, lots of places to hang and beautiful scenic sights along the way.

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    Pack all your water.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Pack all your water.
    That's what I was thinking! No way I'd trust any filter there.

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    130 miles in 5 days?? that's pushing it. standard is 12-15 miles per day. or are you going downstream on a fast river? I just finished a 3 day kayaking / hammock camping trip and only managed to cover 37 miles. The best option is to scout the trip by car and ask farmer billy bob for permission a few weeks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wienerman View Post
    130 miles in 5 days?? that's pushing it. standard is 12-15 miles per day. or are you going downstream on a fast river? I just finished a 3 day kayaking / hammock camping trip and only managed to cover 37 miles. The best option is to scout the trip by car and ask farmer billy bob for permission a few weeks in advance.
    But standard for who? I don't think you can really generalize that. I once did 21 miles here on another river in July...ZERO current. It took 7 hours and was nothing. Bored if anything, but just a nice casual paddle.

    This will be a river with more current, but not much more, so I planned a spring trip where I'd be hauling due to the rain. Possibly 5mph or better with very modest paddling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneClick View Post
    But standard for who? I don't think you can really generalize that. I once did 21 miles here on another river in July...ZERO current. It took 7 hours and was nothing. Bored if anything, but just a nice casual paddle.

    This will be a river with more current, but not much more, so I planned a spring trip where I'd be hauling due to the rain. Possibly 5mph or better with very modest paddling.
    Ok, I tip my hat to you. in my research on kayak touring, the 12-15 miles per day was a near universal constant on site after site. which is between 4-5 hours per day. if you are able to do 7-9 hours a day, you are a god among men! on Friday I did 5.5 hours and 15.5 miles, Saturday it was 4.5 hours and 11.5 miles and this morning I did 4 hours an 10.5 miles, with arms like Gumby afterwards. but then I am a typical office drone whose lucky to get 1 hour of exercise in a day so that's not surprising. at least I had a bonfire and a hammock to end each day. I'm hoping to work my way up to being able to do 50 miles in 4 days so I can paddle the length of the Patuxent River or down and back the length of Assateague Island. Good luck on your trip planning, and I look forward to a reading a gripping trip report in the future!!

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