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Title: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: madmax on April 01, 2013, 07:15:45 AM
Kellty and I joined a few GA paddlers and did some of this huge river last week.  It was an amazing trip with super people.

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Kelly and I left a few days early and camped at the beach.  She's not a cold weather person and it was in the 30's.  She kept asking, "It's not gonna be THIS cold on the river is it?"  LOL.

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The put=in and it's hectic last minute gear checks.  "Did I bring my..."

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Camp life.

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This fine rig belonged to a fella that hadn't camped since like, Viet Nam.  He fell right in step with the old hands at camping.  He packed perfectly.  Never seen somebody do near as well after that long away.  Nice job Scott!

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Winchester's homemade charcoaling rig.  Niiiiice!

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W. cooking fried spiced apples on it.  We had steaks with them.

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More camplife.

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That night W. did the double dutch with chicken and rice and cornbread on his charcoal rig.

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It's mighty fine paddling on a mighty big river.

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So we stopped on the third day at this county fishcamp/boatramp for hotshowers and a snack.
um......we managed to behave somewhat.  We didn't PARK there. LOL

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Smoked stuffed porkchops that night. drool.

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Lat day in Rifle cut.  A canal dug by slaves to cut off a looong way around.  They did it to get goods in and out quicker to the plantations up stream.  I can't imagine how terrible it must have been to dig through this place by hand.

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Yes,  Max got plenty of attention from everybody on the trip.  He hardly ate his food though.  Obviously somebody was sneaking him treats the whole way down.

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Great trip.  Great people.  Great times.

Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: SwampHanger on April 01, 2013, 07:26:26 AM
Looks like a awesome time bro. We need to plan a Suwannee trip for fall. How many hammock camped?
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: madmax on April 01, 2013, 07:42:48 AM
Looks like a awesome time bro. We need to plan a Suwannee trip for fall. How many hammock camped?

Thumbs up on a Suwannee trip.  3 hung.  4 tented.  That number was just about all the camps could handle.  The sandbars were all underwater.  HIGH water.  And it was cookin' downstream
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on April 01, 2013, 07:42:51 AM
Great trip Tony.  That looked like a great time.  That pic with you and the signs had me laughing.  Glad you all got out and had fun.
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: Saintnick001 on April 01, 2013, 07:50:07 AM
Looked like you had a great time man. Kelly doesn't look so happy though.
Never though of being able to do two DU's on top of each other like that. Pretty ingenious.
 I'm down for the Suwanee too.
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: acara on April 01, 2013, 09:29:38 AM
Nice looking trip ..

Is that the same "Scott" who let us use his property for the Chickenstick event?

Chucks cooking apparatus looks strangely familiar  >:D ...way too clean though, so glad to see it being put to good use.

Title: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: kanukkarhu on April 01, 2013, 09:47:53 AM
Wow, I'm envious. :(

But I'm way more happy for ya than envious! Great looking trip, with food, friends and your dog. Does it get any better than that? :thumbsup:


Tapatalked from my batphone.
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: madmax on April 01, 2013, 09:56:13 AM
Nice looking trip ..

Is that the same "Scott" who let us use his property for the Chickenstick event?

Chucks cooking apparatus looks strangely familiar  >:D ...way too clean though, so glad to see it being put to good use.

That's the Scott.  He's a real character.  Trying to get him and Winchester to come to Kicco.  W. is a probably.  PoorRichard is busy.  I can't post the majority of the campfire talk due to adult content.  Scott cracked everybody up.

BTW.  Winchester reminded me...those of us that are Kracaneuners AND Fatwoodsman are called FatKrackers.

Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: greyhound352 on April 01, 2013, 10:03:03 AM
Looks like a great trip. Those Georgia boys usually put up an awesome food spread on there trips.

Was there any boat wakes for Max to chase?
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: MnSportsman on April 01, 2013, 10:04:53 AM
Great to see that you all had a grand time!
 :)


Thanx for sharing the trip pics & descriptions!
 :D
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: madmax on April 01, 2013, 10:10:22 AM
Looks like a great trip. Those Georgia boys usually put up an awesome food spread on there trips.

Was there any boat wakes for Max to chase?

We saw very few boats.  The river had flooded most of the beaches as well.  We literally had to seal launch off a bank at the last camp.
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: MATT CHAOS on April 01, 2013, 10:33:21 AM
I envy (in a good way) all the trips you take.  The weather up here in IL is just starting to break and campouts should be picking up for me and my family and friends.
 :)
Title: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: Bearhunter on April 01, 2013, 11:11:14 AM
That looks like a great trip Max!
Thanks for sharing :)

Did you fellows do any fishing?
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: madmax on April 01, 2013, 11:22:17 AM
That looks like a great trip Max!
Thanks for sharing :)

Did you fellows do any fishing?

Thanks!

The river was so high, fast, and full of stuff I blew off fishing for other things.  It has monster flathead catfish, next year I may bring my salt water rig and giver a shot.
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: WoodsWoman on April 01, 2013, 11:46:30 AM
That trip looked like a fun one!  :)   I liked the sign pix...  especially with Max laying under there.  LOL
 
Do you guys designate one person to be the cook on trips like this?   
 
WW.
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: madmax on April 01, 2013, 12:13:59 PM
That trip looked like a fun one!  :)   I liked the sign pix...  especially with Max laying under there.  LOL
 
Do you guys designate one person to be the cook on trips like this?     
 
WW.

No.  The cooks volunteer all by themselves.  There's alot of sharing, but also sometimes vegans, vegetarians, special diets, and picky eaters who do their own thing.  Some just like to cook for themselves.  It's all very low key and always alot of food.
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: acara on April 01, 2013, 12:20:13 PM
That trip looked like a fun one!  :)   I liked the sign pix...  especially with Max laying under there.  LOL
 
Do you guys designate one person to be the cook on trips like this?   
 
WW.

For the ones I've gone on, you have to pretty much sign up in advance, or fight for a chance to cook for the group. There's just way too much cooking talent in the Georgia group & they are all too happy to showcase their talents over the campfire.

Personally, I know when I'm outclassed, so I just stick with bringing equipment or adult party-favors, to avoid embarrassing myself with those guys.



Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: madmax on April 01, 2013, 12:24:15 PM
Chuck made peach cobbler with blueberries in the dutch and it just rocked.  Even better for breakfast the next day!   :banana:
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: acara on April 01, 2013, 12:24:30 PM
Nice looking trip ..

Is that the same "Scott" who let us use his property for the Chickenstick event?

Chucks cooking apparatus looks strangely familiar  >:D ...way too clean though, so glad to see it being put to good use.

That's the Scott.  He's a real character.  Trying to get him and Winchester to come to Kicco.  W. is a probably.  PoorRichard is busy.  I can't post the majority of the campfire talk due to adult content.  Scott cracked everybody up.

BTW.  Winchester reminded me...those of us that are Kracaneuners AND Fatwoodsman are called FatKrackers.

Sorry I missed thanking/meeting Scott & hope he makes it to KICCO ..

Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: wolfy on April 01, 2013, 12:27:03 PM
So we stopped on the third day at this county fishcamp/boatramp for hotshowers and a snack.
um......we managed to behave somewhat.  We didn't PARK there. LOL


"We didn't PARK there."........ :rofl:
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: upthecreek on April 01, 2013, 03:26:43 PM
Now that looks like a fine time. I can't get any of my "canoeing" buddies to going canoeing with me...much less an overnighter. You inspire me to be more selfish! I know you have answered this question before..but..what kinda boat did you use? Glad you guys had a fun and safe time. Glad it warmed up for your sake :)   Love the pooch under the no pets sign. The one above it would have given me pause as well  :cheers: Eats looked delish!

Creek  :canoe:
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: madmax on April 01, 2013, 03:40:37 PM
Now that looks like a fine time. I can't get any of my "canoeing" buddies to going canoeing with me...much less an overnighter. You inspire me to be more selfish! I know you have answered this question before..but..what kinda boat did you use? Glad you guys had a fun and safe time. Glad it warmed up for your sake :)   Love the pooch under the no pets sign. The one above it would have given me pause as well  :cheers: Eats looked delish!

Creek  :canoe:

Kelly and I have paddled the Dagger Legend in 49 states for years.  It's built for tripping on class 3-4 whitewater with a 450 lb payload.  It's very heavy and weather vanes in the wind.  I can stand and flyfish from it with 40 lbs of Max on the bow.  We've done some solid 3-4 whitewater tandem and a few 5's solo in it.  I'm still looking for the ultimate triple tripper for us.  Maybe one of those bigass Kevlar 18' boogers.  Biggest advantage to the Legend is stability. I've swam twice in like 20 years out of it.
They're getting 500-600$ in good shape for them now.
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: Daywalker on April 01, 2013, 03:45:32 PM
MAN that looked like a great time, I could dig some new water. What a cool cooker W made. Peace
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: upthecreek on April 01, 2013, 03:48:16 PM
Thanks max. I was in the wind Saturday and wished I had that big ole Coleman under me. It will tack the breeze too. The big boys shine in open water and in the wonderful breezes!

Creek
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: rbindawoods on April 01, 2013, 06:24:26 PM
That trip looked like a fun one!  :)   I liked the sign pix...  especially with Max laying under there.  LOL
 
Do you guys designate one person to be the cook on trips like this?     
 
WW.

No.  The cooks volunteer all by themselves.  There's alot of sharing, but also sometimes vegans, vegetarians, special diets, and picky eaters who do their own thing.  Some just like to cook for themselves.  It's all very low key and always alot of food.

As the official vegetarian cook for this trip, I want to say that ALL the food was awesome. Fatwoodsmen rule!
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: rbindawoods on April 01, 2013, 06:34:02 PM
Having photo issues..
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: madmax on April 01, 2013, 06:36:29 PM
That hummus dip rocked our world.  :)  We're sold.
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: SwampHanger on April 01, 2013, 07:27:42 PM
What kinda boat is Winchester in? Looks like a hybrid.
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: abo4ster on April 01, 2013, 08:25:09 PM
Thanks for sharing, looked like a great trip!
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: Red on April 01, 2013, 09:21:36 PM
Looks like an awesome trip man! Glad everyone had a good time. I will make it to one of these GA meets, lord knows I need to be called a FatKrack! :P
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: SwampHanger on April 02, 2013, 04:21:43 AM
Looks like an awesome trip man! Glad everyone had a good time. I will make it to one of these GA meets, lord knows I need to be called a FatKrack! :P

LOL Red I think we all fit that statement!
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: Dano on April 02, 2013, 05:29:05 AM
Looks like an awesome trip!  That high water line was really up there-was that from this season?
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: Winchester on April 02, 2013, 04:36:23 PM
What kinda boat is Winchester in? Looks like a hybrid.

It is a native watercraft 14.5 ultimate.  It is a hybrid and worked great for the trip. Loving this yak, it is the tandem one and it coverts into a solo.  It held the weight and tracks well.
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: SwampHanger on April 05, 2013, 03:44:34 AM
Thank's I like the way it looks I'm gonna check them out.
Title: Re: 4 days 3 nights on the Altamaha River GA
Post by: madmax on April 05, 2013, 03:53:41 AM
Very impressed with those boats.  They look stable and appear to paddle very well.  I couldn't believe the load W. got into her AND trimmed.  I think Scott's looking at the 16 footer.