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Okefenokee – Our Paddle Adventures Map

Filed under: — Jaime @ 8:46 pm

Since we started paddling in the Okefenokee, we have covered nearly 100 miles and many of the trails. Mike has painstakingly prepared a map showing the trails we have paddled so far. Check it out: Okefenokee Travel Map.

We have paddled every colored line you see and have stayed at every platform that is marked. It is missing our March 2018 paddle from Stephen C. Foster to Billy’s Island, up to Minnie’s Lake, and back to SCF. I’m sure we will recreate it sometime relatively soon. We also intend to add some photos to each way point so you can see what each stop is like.

The map is especially cool because Mike matched the official color codes for the trails from the Refuge to the trails on our map. This is one of the official maps: Okefenokee NWR Map.

Compare the official map to ours and you will see we have covered a lot. We’re not done yet. We will paddle everything eventually and love every hard-working minute doing it.


Paddling Adventures, 32+ More Miles

Filed under: — Jaime @ 8:15 am

We recently returned from our longest paddle adventure to the Okefenokee. 32+ miles paddles. 54 hours without touching land. We launched at Kingfisher Landing and paddled 12+ miles to Maul Hammock. The next day we paddled to Big Water. After that, we paddled out to Stephen C. Foster State Park for our exit, and were shuttled back to our base camp on the east side of the Swamp. I’ll try to post pics, but we didn’t get many. Truly an amazing adventure.


Coming Back To Life

Filed under: — Jaime @ 12:29 pm

We made it back from yet another adventure into the Okefenokee Swamp. We kept it short and sweet this time. Our first night was in a cabin at Okefenokee Pastimes. Next night, the 27th, we had a permit to stay on the Monkey Lake platform. After that, it was back to Pastimes for another night in a cabin and then home. Altogether it was about 15 miles of paddling. Pretty easy. The weather was nearly perfect. Temps were +20-25 degrees above average, so mid 70s/day and upper 50s/night. The rains held off until we were back from our paddle and taking our showers at base camp. It was a perfect little getaway nestled between Christmas and the New Year. I hope to share more, but for now, I plan on sending 2018 away and ringing in 2019. Happy New Year.



Filed under: — Jaime @ 1:39 pm

We interrupt this Paddlethon to report the capture of a convicted felon.

My first one:

Yes, it was delicious.

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