Edisto River, Treehouse #3, South Carolina – April 12, 2015

This is a recap of our 23 mile float down the Edisto River April 11-13th, 2015. Day 1, we camped at Colleton State Park (near St. George, SC) and home to one of the friendliest park rangers I've met in some time. Then on Day 2, we caught a ride with Carolina Heritage Outfitters to the put-in at Highway 21 and paddled for 13 miles to Treehouse #3 - with no running water or electric but plenty of tiki torches and propane stoves. On Day 3, we finished the float at the Outfitters after a 10 mile … [Read more...]


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Turn Hole Falls 1; Phillip 0 (aka Phillip Gets Dominated)

Phillip gets hung up on Turn Hole Falls on the Chattooga River and flips his canoe. Here's all the carnage.  Hint - if you do Turn Hole Falls approach and paddle through the rapids to the left. … [Read more...]

The Carnage At Turn Hole Falls

Phillip discusses the carnage on the Chattooga River after he flips his canoe at Turn Hole Falls. Fortunately, all contents are strapped down and nothing floats away. Rob is less fortunate. He gets flipped and loses his kayak (important) and two water bottles (not important). For a Class II rapid, this one packs a punch and takes out 2 of the 6 in our fully loaded crew. … [Read more...]

Phillip On The West Fork Of The Chattooga River (aka Phillip Dominates)

Here's Phillip clearing a Class II rapid on the West Fork Of The Chattooga River. He makes it look easy in a canoe - but the Chattooga River would even the score with Phillip later in the day! … [Read more...]

The Chattooga River Armada

Here's The Armada after clearing Big Shoal Falls. We gave it a long look and decided to portage around the Class III. (Pratt is still kicking himself on this one.) The Chattooga River slows to a crawl after Big Shoals - and you can see that here. It's a nice calm after the storm. … [Read more...]

The Rapids Before The Spider Lilies

Here we are rounding the island across from Landsford Canal State Park and closing in on the shallow rocks just before the spider lilies.  With the trip around the island (that sits in the middle of the Catawba River), it was a two hour paddle today. … [Read more...]

Kayaking & Fishing In The Catawba River

We decided that Roger didn't deserve any peace while kayak fishing on the Catawba and nestled right up next to him.   … [Read more...]

Landsford Canal State Park – Paddling Through The Spider Lilies

After seeing other kayakers paddle through the Spider Lilies at Landsford Canal State Park last year, we returned last week to have a run of our own.  The floods earlier this month had the lilies down in numbers - but they were still spectacular in spots. … [Read more...]

Kayakers On The Chattooga River After “Five Falls”

Here's a group of kayakers on the Chattooga River after they cleared a series of class five rapids known as "Five Falls" not far from Westminster, S.C. We watched them float by from a beach at the end of a 2.2 mile trail to the river. … [Read more...]