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    FL>Mayo>March 7-11>Upper Suwanee River Wilderness Trail

    We are paddling and camping down the beautiful Upper Suwanee River in Mayo, FL (near White Springs) where we will paddle approximately a 40 mile section throughout a four day period. We will be camping at different locations as we meander down this black water river that originates in the Okefenokee Swamp and flows on to the Gulf of Mexico.

    Thursday March 7th-Meeting at:
    Lafayette Blue Springs State Park (boat ramp at site)
    799 NW Blue Spring RD
    Mayo, FL 32066

    We will be camping here Thursday & Friday nights. We can stage our food and leave our rigs set up for the following evening because we will run a shuttle upstream and then paddle back to the park for the first leg of the trip as follows.....

    Friday March 8th-
    After breakfast run shuttle and paddle from:
    Dowling Park boat ramp back to camp at Lafayette Blue Springs State Park
    with lunch on river.
    (10 Miles)


    Saturday March 9th-
    After breakfast break camp and load boats with all gear.
    Paddle from:
    LBS State Park to Camp at Peacock Slough River Camp with lunch on river.
    (11 Miles)
    (no road access)


    Sunday March 10th-
    After breakfast break camp load boats with all gear.
    Paddle from:
    Peacock Slough River Camp to camp at Adams Tract River Camp with lunch on river.
    (11 Miles)
    (no road access)

    *Monday March 11th-
    After breakfast break camp EARLY and load all gear a final time.
    Paddle from Adams Tract River Camp to Take out at Branford boat ramp.
    (8 Miles)
    Lunch (meal) in Branford
    Pick up staged gear
    *Detail Man & Cakes will be taking out much sooner at an earlier take-out before Baranfor if anyone else needs to also.

    Depending on shuttle arrangements, pick up vehicles. Trip departure.

    It is advised that everyone be prepared to be self-sufficient for all gear and lunch meals. We will practice Leave No Trace during this trip. At the river camps there are full facilities, screened sleeping platforms, covered picnic tables, charcoal grills, potable and hot water, flush toilets, showers, trash cans and electricity. Along the river there are no facilities. We will pass by some local and state parks that may or may not have facilities.

    Remember; if you bring it, you may have to portage with it so travel as light as you can.

    Where we will be staying; http://www.floridastateparks.org/wil...rivercamps.cfm

    GPS/River miles; http://www.floridastateparks.org/wil..._trail_gps.pdf

    Overview map; http://www.floridastateparks.org/wilderness/Maps.cfm
    Last edited by L.D. Cakes; 02-09-2013 at 13:45.
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    I'm in. I'll see you there! I've already started planning.

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    Timberrr and I finally get to do a Suwannee River paddle! That we get to do it with Cakes and Andy is just an added bonus!

    We will have to join up with you guys on Friday afternoon/evening. I'll bring the DO for dinner Friday and breakfast Saturday morning before we head down river.
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    FHV Planning is ongoing. Look for a Official Planning Thread sometime in August!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumbo View Post
    Timberrr and I finally get to do a Suwannee River paddle! That we get to do it with Cakes and Andy is just an added bonus!

    We will have to join up with you guys on Friday afternoon/evening. I'll bring the DO for dinner Friday and breakfast Saturday morning before we head down river.
    Down river???
    This'll be easy!
    I thought you said we were doing 40 miles up river!?
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    So many trees, so little time...
    We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
    His friends and merry men are we;
    And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
    We burrow in the cypress tree.
    The turfy hammock is our bed,
    Our home is in the red deer's den,
    Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
    For we are wild and hunted men.

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    Boy wish I could have joined y'all on this trip! Bad timing for me. Take lots of pictures so I can feel like I was there. Will miss itsandy playing the guitar! Assuming he packs it. This will be a great trip for y'all!

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    Wish I could make it, but work calls. I hope everything goes well for you, and I look forward to the trip report!
    "Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest."
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    Well this is my make-up trip for missing the Florida Hang. Thanks to Andy, he has made this all possible for being such a good trip coordinator.
    Last edited by L.D. Cakes; 02-09-2013 at 13:39.
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    Is there an area to get out on Sunday? I may be able to do a Sat./Sun. Trip.
    Look up before you hook up!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    Is there an area to get out on Sunday? I may be able to do a Sat./Sun. Trip.
    Yes there is Rick and Detail Man & I are taking out early too. Andy has the maps and knows the access points better than me. I'm sure he will chime in soon.

    P.S. This could be your make-up trip too!! I sure hope you can come.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    I am unclear about the camps they have set up by the river now. Read you have to reserve them. Somewhere I saw they were free , then I think I saw there was a charge.

    It used to be you could camp on somebody's private land. It was written somewhere before they had these camps, If you were paddling the river, they had to allow you to camp by the river. That's what we did several years ago.

    What they have now looks like a nice system!

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