A bucket list of adventures starring Sleepy, Hiking Geer, Gusto, Helpdesk and Rolling Peach

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Possible next coastal trip

Been thinking a bit about the next option for a paddling trip.  The more I read about the Black river and surrounding swamps the more I get excited about a possible trip.  I really enjoy the Edisto river and the Black sounds similar.  However, the Black offers many more opportunities to tour swamps.  Here is a small excerpt from blackriveroutdoors.com

The Black River is the ancient road of colonial commerce that has served plantations since the 1700's. Paddle the clear black waters that ebb and flow through wilderness cypress-tupelo swamps over sandbars and spreading through creeks to the hidden ponds of the 1300 acre Black River Nature Preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy.

Eventually the river joins with waters of the Sampit, Pee Dee, and Waccamaw Rivers to form Winyah Bay, the third largest estuarine system on the East Coast of North America.

Watch for ducks, owls, beavers and otters, alligators, kingfishers, deer, spider lilies, ibis and wood storks, swallow-tail kites, wild turkeys, and swamp canaries.

Map picture

This is something we really should consider.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

We have been cartooned!

Found a website where you can change a photo to a cartoon.  I thought it would be fun to play around with one of the photo’s from our Edisto River trip.  The picture came out pretty good if you ask me. 

Edisto Cartoon

Edisto River October 2009

Taking on the Edisto one section at a time






Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Lake Jocasee September 2009

Gusto and Helpdesk make the most of three days on lake Jocassee in upstate SC.



Just some stats from the trip


Camp to Devils Fork State Park8.81 Miles
Max Speed5.3 MPH
Moving Average3.5 MPH
Overall Average2.9 MPH
Moving Time2.31 Hours

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September 09 Jocassee



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Friday, July 24, 2009

Segway Tour at the NC Arboretum

Helpdesk made a trip this week to the Asheville NC area and had a blast riding a Segway through the Arboretum.

This is something we all need to do again. I'm seen here with my wife, this was part of her birthday week celebration!




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Friday, July 17, 2009

Gusto in Oregon





Gusto heads West for adventure in Oregon!

Lewis and Clark have nothing on this boy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New River May 2009 Photo's


The SUW at work. This is the way you shuttle three kayaks to the 221 Access!



Gusto ready to GO! Bring it!



Gusto and Helpdesk trying to figure out what the heck Sleepy is up to! (Like we always are!!)
"What is he doin!!"



Sleepy responds "Dude's, I'm worrrkin' on it. Just chill man!"





And AWAY we go!





This is a house we really liked.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New River May 2009

Helpdesk, Gusto and Sleepy spend three days on the New River. Here is the two days of paddling we did.

New River May 2009



Saturday, February 7, 2009