Update 2018-01-19: Rescheduled again, due to low water, to become a hike to the Dead River Sink, still on January 27, 2018.
Update 2018-01-01: Rescheduled to January 27, 2018! Follow this link for the revised outing details.
A long paddle to start the Alapaha Quest! Along the way we will pass Rowetown Church and the Willacoochee River Confluence as we paddle down the wild and exotic Alapaha River in the south Georgia winter.
When: 7AM Saturday, January 6, 2018
Put In: Sheboggy Landing at US 82, east of Alapaha, Berrien County, Georgia.
Take Out: GA 135 Atkinson near Willacoochee, GA in Atkinson County.
Price: This outing is $10.00 for nonmembers, and free to WWALS members. We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!
Bring: the usual personal flotation device, boat paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit. Also trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup. It will still be hunting season, so also wear hunting orange if you’ve got it.
Shuttle Distance: 15 miles one way
Shuttle duration: 35 minutes
Paddle Distance: 18.8 miles
Paddle Duration: 9 hours (possibly shorter depending on river flow)
Gage: US 82 near Alapaha, Georgia: low 9′ (216.6′ NAVD), high 10.6′ (218.2′ NAVD)
Host: Phil Hubbard
Contact: Phil Hubbard
Backup: in case of high or low water is the next doable segment downstream.
More: For more outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS calendar.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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