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April 2017

South Carolina: Paddling Cedar Creek in Congaree National Park

Cedar creek 1

It’s mid-April, we’ve broken free from work for a full week and the only two things on our minds are canoeing and camping. After work on Friday night we loaded up the VW and headed towards Congaree National Park, just outside Columbia, South Carolina. After an overnight drive we arrived at the park for three nights of camping and what we hoped would be some great paddling. Serious storms hit South Carolina the week before we visited so there was…

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The first time I: Took a Multi-Day Paddle

Canoe Enfield, CT

As we are gearing up for our 2017 Canoe 52 adventures, I wanted to recount my first multi-day paddle. My brother-in-law, Chris, and I set off on a four-day paddle down the Connecticut Riveron August 2, 2015.  We had absolutely no idea what we were doing.  First, we got a late start.  We opted for Bloody Mary and a hardy breakfast, essential for a full-day paddle, but we did not hit the water until after 11.  We embarked on our journey at…

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