Burt Kornegay on the Little River 2018-03-24

Very experienced retired outfitter Burt Kornegay from western north Carolina paddled the Little River from just below its one dam to the Withlacoochee and on to the Suwannee a week ago, and liked it a lot.

If you want a really good four-day canoe trip, put in right near Reed Bingham State Park at the highway 37 bridge. There’s an excellent put in right there. And spend four days canoeing down this river. I don’t think you’ll regret it.

That’s from somebody who has led expeditions all over the U.S., from the Grand Canyon to the Smokey Mountains, interviewed Saturday a week ago at Troupville Boat Ramp.

A happy paddler, Arriving

A happy paddler, Arriving

Spotted, Arriving
Spotted, Arriving

Last bit, Arriving
Last bit, Arriving

Hollow tree, Cached water

Hollow tree, Cached water

Water bottle, Cached water
Water bottle, Cached water

Please dont take, Cached water
Please dont take, Cached water

Well packed, Canoe

Well packed, Canoe

Land legs, Canoe
Land legs, Canoe

Paddle, Canoe
Paddle, Canoe

Burt Kornegay, Phil Hubbard, Interview

Burt Kornegay, Phil Hubbard, Interview

WWALS Outings Chair Phil Hubbard took these pictures and this video:

Burt kornegay on the Little River 2018-03-24
Video by Phil Hubbard for WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS),
Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Troupville Boat Ramp

This is one of three experience boaters who contacted me in the past month and then paddled down one of our rivers. Burt Kornegay did the longest trip you can starting on the Little River without portaging, in the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail. This is good for the Trail, for WWALS, and for all the counties he paddled through: Colquitt, Cook, Brooks, Lowndes Counties, Georgia, and Hamilton, Madison, and Suwannee Counties, Florida.

Stay tuned for the other paddlers, down the Withlacoochee River, and the Alapaha River. People are catching on that these blackwater rivers in central south Georgia and north Florida are unlike other rivers.

And come on down to Reed Bingham State Park for the sixth annual BIG Little River Paddle Race, Saturday, April 28, 2018.

See the WWALS calendar or Outings and Events web page for more WWALS outings.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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