JRBF – Sunday June 17th to Monday June 18th, 2018, Camp Monican II campsite to Bent Creek.

Batteau, Bent Creek Site of the JRBF, Galt's Mill site of the JRBF
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JRBF-2016 Galt’s Mill to Bent Creek

Batteau, Bent Creek Site of the JRBF, Galt's Mill site of the JRBF
Galt's Mill was beautiful when I arrived Sunday Morning. The sun was out and the air was clear and cool. Some people said that they got cold during the night and that there was a big fog earlier. The batteaux were getting ready to go and several Boy Scout troops had their canoes packed and ready to go down the river. I shuttled to Bent Creek and launched at the Greif Brother's mill (With permission and signed waiver forms). Getting ahead of the batteaux let my friend Doug Berry and I take photos from Higgenbothom Falls. Finally about 4:00 we decided we needed to leave Higgenbothom in order to get to camp and get set up. Several batteaux came through after I already had the camera packed in the waterproof…
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Bent Creek – Sunday Night

Batteau, Bent Creek Site of the JRBF
[nggallery id=30] The Bent Creek site was orderly and clean. The shade under the trees by the river was nice and the field parking was good. The JRBF and VC&NS booths had merged side by side to have a bridge in the center with another tarp so it was like one big booth. Good idea! The bank was a bit steep to get onboard the Spirit of Buckingham and the Slate River batteau. Randy Waycaster was cooking up two separate dutch oven's over his fire pit with charcoal. One had peach cobler in it and the other chicken breast cooked in water with garlic and onion and hot peppers and olive oil if I remember him correctly. Another gentleman from their crew passed by a bottle of "apple pie" beverage…
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