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    Default December 2012 Entry: Flint River Trip

    My family has recently gotten into paddling, with a couple of kayaks and a canoe. My 16-year-old son is the most gung-ho, willing to join me on longer expeditions than the rest of my crew. Some of the minor rivers and creeks hereabouts turn into a mixture of hiking AND paddling... trees down across the stream, shallow bits, mud. But the two of us tackled a nice long stretch that was all water, no walk, a couple of months ago. On the downside it was all flat water - my son would of course prefer rapids. Still, there were features one could map...

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    ... that's a start anyway. The Tennessee River half of the trip had plenty of water of course, but also rather more traffic than the Flint. Maybe I'll add some wake-V's to show that. When one is in a kayak, even modest wakes are cause for concern.

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    Oh, nice, it's like a guide book map

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    Okay - annotated with our various observations along the way - two kayaks, Chickasaw to Hobbs Island, about 9.5 miles, four-ish hours, all down-stream. An enjoyable afternoon!

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    Nice, I often use Google Satellite to find new places to kayak. It was pretty easy to find this on Goggle.

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    If you're ever in town ...

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    Tweaked:

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    Titled & illustrated:

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    Not s'posed to be any kind of elegant - more of a scrapbook remembrance.
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    Good details on this map is given it is totally different kind of map.
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."-Confucius
    Old map and Historic map

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