May 26, 2007

Okefenokee Swamp - Georgia: August 2005

I did a short paddle in the Okefenokee Swamp. It was plenty hot and sticky in the swamp this day. I put in at Kingfisher Landing (the east entrance) and paddled down the canal, along the canoe trail. I passed several raised platforms used as shelters for overnight camping.

The portion of the swamp I was in didn't really have the dramatic cypress covered in Spanish moss, but it had plenty of drama with the man eating gators all around. I was on edge for most of the trip. I would spy two big eyebrows and snout poking through the surface of the murky water. The canals don't really route around the alligators, so you pretty much have to go over them and hope the stay down.

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