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...]

Kayakers Entering Five Falls

These Kayakers are about to enter "Five Falls" on a beautiful fall day on the Chattooga River … [Read more...]

Protected: Evening calm from “Pratt Shoal”

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Two bus loads of tubers float by our campsite at Firefighter’s Island

Two bus loads of tubers float by our campsite at Firefighter's Island. We left Westfeldt Road at the same time, but beat them to this site by two hours - and with very little paddling. I guess they are on river time. … [Read more...]

Protected: Ken isn’t the only one with a “cold one”….

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Protected: Cocktail Hour: Firefighter’s Island

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This Is How We Roll ….

It's 8ish, and time for breakfast. The River Gods have blessed us with a Waffle House just down the road from our National Forest campsite and off we go - albeit faster than Roger and I are ready for....so hold on! … [Read more...]

Protected: Mumbly Peg: A Little Dirt In The Teeth

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Mumbly Peg: The Marathon Game Ends

Goodrich goes down after a marathon game. Per Wikipedia, Mumbly Peg dates back to the 1800's.... Mumblety-peg (also known as mumbley-peg, mumblepeg, mumble-the-peg, mumbledepeg or mumble-de-peg) is an old outdoor game played by children using pocketknives. The term "Mumblety-peg" came from the practice of putting a peg of about 2 or 3 inches into the ground. The loser of the game had to take it out with his teeth. Mumbletypeg was very popular as a schoolyard game in the nineteenth and first … [Read more...]

Episode 15: The Ultimate Summer Road Trip – Part Two

In Episode 15, Mackie and I sit down to discuss a 65 day and 17,000 mile cross-country road trip that went down in the summer of 1996.  On the journey, we hiked sections of the Appalachian, Continental, and Pacific Crest National Scenic Trails and visited some treasured American wilderness including Isle Royal, Glacier, Mt. Ranier, Redwoods, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon National Park. In the podcast, Mackie talks about the adventure, some major mishaps, high and low moments from the trip, his … [Read more...]