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Monday, May 26, 2014

Jocassee May 2014

Well, spring is in the air and it’s time to begin the paddling season.  Gusto and Helpdesk took one for the team and headed out to Devils Fork State Park for a day and a half of paddling.  We camped at the park with plans to explore the Thompson River and Coley Creek with a short stop by Wright Creek.  Later we decided to add a trip toward the Whitewater River and by the Bad Creek Pump Storage station.  But before we start that story let me say that on Wednesday night May 21st we did one of the coolest trips so far.  Around 10pm we decided to head out for a night paddle.  The skies were mostly clear and we were able to see stars that you just don’t get to see in the city.  If I had only taken my camera.  Gusto saw three shooting stars and I’m not sure why but Helpdesk only caught the first one in his sights.  Way awesome trip and a must do next time we camp on the lake. 

So, Thursday we headed out and for some crazy reason Helpdesk didn’t bring the GPS.  So, I had to draw up the following map to help show the path.  While not as precise it will have to do.  The Purple line is our path on Thursday and the Orange line is the path for Friday (the cool thing about being the Helpdesk and webmaster is I get to pick the colors.  No Garnet and Black here!)

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The best I can estimate with Google Map tools.  We did about 12.5 miles on Thursday and just under 9 miles on Friday.  These numbers are the best I can come up with and can not be disputed Smile .  Below are some photos and a short video of the trip.

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The rest of the photos can been seen here Jocassee 2014

Jocassee May 2014

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