Ground-testing of the Friends Paddling Project trails continued this week with paddles on the Gopher River and Lock Creek by Peg and Russ Hall, and Mark Gluckman. Tom Liebert joined a group on the Cat Island trail. We were struck by the degree of erosion along Lock Creek and the diversity of plant life along some creeks we explored off the Gopher River.
Only a few mishaps...but they included Tom's kayak almost escaping while he was exploring Cat Island with the group, and Mark getting capsized while we tried to circumvent a tree that had fallen across Lock Creek blocking the trail...perhaps erosion at work? Guess that's why we call paddling an adventure activity!
Several Friends members participated in these and other Hidden Coast Paddling events, including a great dinner on Friday at the Suwannee Community Center.
You can learn more about the Event, which continues next weekend, by going to www.hiddencoast.net