Alapaha River, Hotchkiss Road to US 84 2017-04-02

This was a tiny outing for a couple of visitors from Oregon through what has since become a new Wildlife Management Area on the Alapaha River, between Hotchkiss Road (which had some magnificent potholes) in Lanier County to the site of the pending new park and boat ramp off of US 84 in Lowndes County, Georgia, all on the Alapaha River Water Trail.

Suwannee Riverkeeper banner on the Alapaha River

The visitors were my cousin Philip Quarterman, originally from England, who along with his girlfriend Geri Ann Berg lives in Oregon. They asked for a brief river paddle with no alligators.

The Statenville gage showed 2.9 feet or 79 feet NAVD, which is above our recommendation of low at 2 feet and dragging at 1.5 feet.

Straight stretch

Here are some pictures by Gretchen Quarterman, some by John S. Quarterman, and more by Gretchen, followed by a Google map.

Philip, Geri, Gretchen, jsq, WWALS banner

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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Pictures by Gretchen Quarterman

Floating backwards past closed Old State Road, 30.9365360, -83.0406050
Floating backwards past closed Old State Road, 30.9365360, -83.0406050

Philip, Geri, and jsq in the Suwannee Riverkeeper vessel, 30.9365010, -83.0395940
Philip, Geri, and jsq in the Suwannee Riverkeeper vessel, 30.9365010, -83.0395940

All paddling
All paddling

Shiny circles
Shiny circles

By the right bank
By the right bank

Front paddle drive 30.9335933, -83.0360117
Front paddle drive 30.9335933, -83.0360117

Reflections landscape 30.9327867, -83.0353600
Reflections landscape 30.9327867, -83.0353600

Reflections portrait 30.9326317, -83.0353917
Reflections portrait 30.9326317, -83.0353917

Tree roots 30.9325800, -83.0353750
Tree roots 30.9325800, -83.0353750

Leaning trees 30.9325800, -83.0353750
Leaning trees 30.9325800, -83.0353750

Suwannee Riverkeeper banner on the Alapaha River 30.9295817, -83.0360183
Suwannee Riverkeeper banner on the Alapaha River 30.9295817, -83.0360183

Suwannee Riverkeeper on the Alapaha River 30.9296033, -83.0360400
Suwannee Riverkeeper on the Alapaha River 30.9296033, -83.0360400

Bend to the left 30.9295883, -83.0360717
Bend to the left 30.9295883, -83.0360717

jsq, Geri, Philip 30.9295883, -83.0360717
jsq, Geri, Philip 30.9295883, -83.0360717

Treescape 30.9290500, -83.0383817
Treescape 30.9290500, -83.0383817

Here they come 30.9277900, -83.0403133
Here they come 30.9277900, -83.0403133

Sharp tree trunk 30.9266517, -83.0399467
Sharp tree trunk 30.9266517, -83.0399467

Sand cliff 30.9260383, -83.0394517
Sand cliff 30.9260383, -83.0394517

Philip, Geri, jsq 30.9260633, -83.0394667
Philip, Geri, jsq 30.9260633, -83.0394667

The beach and the US 84 bridge 30.9257700, -83.0389600
The beach and the US 84 bridge 30.9257700, -83.0389600

Geri, Philip, jsq, WWALS banner 30.9253350, -83.0384250
Geri, Philip, jsq, WWALS banner 30.9253350, -83.0384250

Philip, jsq, WWALS banner 30.9253517, -83.0384100
Philip, jsq, WWALS banner 30.9253517, -83.0384100

Philip, Geri, Gretchen, jsq, WWALS banner 30.9253133, -83.0384000
Philip, Geri, Gretchen, jsq, WWALS banner 30.9253133, -83.0384000

Pictures by John S. Quarterman

Cousins: jsq, Philip, Geri, Gretchen 31.0125000, -83.2694444
Cousins: jsq, Philip, Geri, Gretchen 31.0125000, -83.2694444

Gretchen leading the way 30.9365161, -83.0390604
Gretchen leading the way 30.9365161, -83.0390604

Beach and trees 30.9365161, -83.0390604
Beach and trees 30.9365161, -83.0390604

Movie: Used to be ocean bottom (9.2M)
Movie: Used to be ocean bottom (9.2M)

Paddling 30.9356840, -83.0382112
Paddling 30.9356840, -83.0382112

Island 30.9354967, -83.0381112
Island 30.9354967, -83.0381112

Bank 30.9351295, -83.0378965
Bank 30.9351295, -83.0378965

Spreading tree 30.9350284, -83.0378599
Spreading tree 30.9350284, -83.0378599

Red tannic water 30.9339418, -83.0374292
Red tannic water 30.9339418, -83.0374292

Gretchen leading from behind 30.9333333, -83.0369444
Gretchen leading from behind 30.9333333, -83.0369444

Trees closing in 30.9334366, -83.0369658
Trees closing in 30.9334366, -83.0369658

Bend to the right 30.9329388, -83.0364762
Bend to the right 30.9329388, -83.0364762

Look to the left 30.9329388, -83.0364762
Look to the left 30.9329388, -83.0364762

Roots 30.9319687, -83.0360189
Roots 30.9319687, -83.0360189

More roots 30.9319687, -83.0360189
More roots 30.9319687, -83.0360189

Gretchen and the roots 30.9307588, -83.0361713
Gretchen and the roots 30.9307588, -83.0361713

Yellow tannic water 30.9293686, -83.0376816
Yellow tannic water 30.9293686, -83.0376816

Gretchen looking for Hawthorne formation 30.9293686, -83.0376816
Gretchen looking for Hawthorne formation 30.9293686, -83.0376816

Look at them cypress knees! 30.9295340, -83.0385521
Look at them cypress knees! 30.9295340, -83.0385521

Bend to the left 30.9295340, -83.0385521
Bend to the left 30.9295340, -83.0385521

Look around the left bend 30.9295340, -83.0385521
Look around the left bend 30.9295340, -83.0385521

Straight stretch 30.9295340, -83.0385521
Straight stretch 30.9295340, -83.0385521

Stream? 30.9290557, -83.0396257
Stream? 30.9290557, -83.0396257

Floating downstream 30.9280519, -83.0401350
Floating downstream 30.9280519, -83.0401350

Beach bend left 30.9276175, -83.0403301
Beach bend left 30.9276175, -83.0403301

Right bank 30.9262797, -83.0396969
Right bank 30.9262797, -83.0396969

Right bend 30.9262797, -83.0396969
Right bend 30.9262797, -83.0396969

Final beach and US 84 bridge 30.9258578, -83.0393638
Final beach and US 84 bridge 30.9258578, -83.0393638

Alapaha River from US 84 bridge
Alapaha River from US 84 bridge

More pictures by Gretchen Quarterman

jsq, Philip
jsq, Philip

jsq, Philip, closeup
jsq, Philip, closeup

Alapaha River upstream
Alapaha River upstream

Alapaha River downstream
Alapaha River downstream

Quarterman Family of Liberty County, Georgia, and Relatives
Quarterman Family of Liberty County, Georgia, and Relatives

Green book closeup
Green book closeup

Google Map

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