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JRBF-2016 Bent Creek Monday AM

The Bent Creek Site on Monday morning was cool and some fog. The Ice Man came around taking orders for ice and was nice and delivered. Munley from Mason’s boat crew was pounding on a piece of old metal in the ground and finally got it out so people wouldn’t get hurt on it. The…

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JRBF-2015-Cartersville-Friday Night-Sat. am.

Leaving Slate River as the last batteaux headed out towards Cartersville I took one last look at the brown muddy water that had risen about a foot since after the huge storm. The Batteau Thomas Jefferson was sitting at New Canton boat ramp in the mid afternoon waiting for their trailer. They didn’t have any…

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JRBF-2015- Scottsville – Wed. Night – BATTEAUX

The Batteau Festival eased on into Scottsville on Wednesday afternoon. The weather had calmed down some from the day before. It actually felt comfortable and in the evening/night it actually got cool and had a breeze now and then. Sleeping by the river was no problem compared to how miserably hot it was to try…

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Tuesday – Wingina to Howardsville

HOT is the word of the day. It got really really hot and the long flat water near Yogaville and the Turner’s Place was flat, no current and murky/not clear to swim and there was no shade! The day started out well and the rapid below Wingina where the top of the island is provided…

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Monday from Bent Creek to Wingina:

I missed paddling Sunday and I heard from several people that it was a long day and some boats didn’t get in till real late. Monday am I started paddling a canoe from the Bent Creek boat ramp to Wingina. It was nice visiting with Roger and Byrne Nelson and the crew of the Rosa…