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Goodbye GoPro: Canoeing Wambaw Creek, South Carolina

(State #9/50) While Southern Georgia burned, Central South Carolina flooded. In back to back states, weather extremes from opposite ends of the spectrum altered my plans. Driving out of Charleston in the late afternoon, I called Congaree National Park. “I’d … Continue reading

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Things Fall Apart: Canoeing the Saint Mary’s River, Georgia

(State #8/50) The swamp burns; the long drought has ceded to wildfire. My plan was to canoe deep into the Okefenokee Nation Wildlife Refuge — a vast wetland wilderness in Southeast Georgia, which I’ve always wanted to see. A lightning … Continue reading

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Yellow River, White Sand and Baby Gator: A Canoe in Southern Alabama

(State #6/50) I got a late start on the Yellow River. Pulling off the road, I drove beneath the CR 4 bridge early in the evening. There was scattered evidence of, presumably, teenage partying — beer cans, cigarette packages, 40 … Continue reading

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Canoeing the Man-Eating Swamp: Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana

(State #4/50) “You know what Attakapas means right?” a man asked over the phone. “No, what?” I answer. “It means Man-eater in Indian,” the man said. “Cool!” I said because, well, I say whatever dumb thing comes to mind in … Continue reading

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