Hagen Bridge Halberd Rosemallow 2019-06-24

Tom H. Johnson Jr. and Mary Caroline Pindar wanted to see what the Withlacoochee River looked like upstream. So we took them to Hagen Bridge Landing, on GA 122 east of Hahira.

[Mary, Tom, Gretchen]
Mary, Tom, Gretchen

Swamp hibiscus, tea colored river water, and dogs running around.

Halberd Rosemallow

Tom calls it swamp hibiscus, and it is a native hibiscus that grows in swamps. Each Hibiscus laevis bloom lasts only one day.

[Beside tea-colored Withlacoochee River]
Beside tea-colored Withlacoochee River

Dogs

[Brown Dog and Yellow Dog]
Brown Dog and Yellow Dog

By the riverside

[Gretchen Quarterman]
Gretchen Quarterman

Ogeechee Tupelo

The Nyssa ogeche makes a fruit that looks and tastes like a small lime.

[Nyssa ogeche]
Nyssa ogeche

Hagen Bridge

[Wooden piers visible under new bridge]
Wooden piers visible under new bridge

This is four stops upstream on the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail from the Little River Confluence where elected officials from Lowndes County and Valdosta greeted Paddle Georgia, and where landowner Helen Tapp proposes a river camp on her Land Between the Rivers.

Hagen Bridge Landing

[New Hagen Bridge]
New Hagen Bridge

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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