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Wilderness Overnight Canoe

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Nov 23 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Nov 16 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Joe Donovan
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Thursday morning we will put in at the Suwannee Canal recreation area. We will paddle on the orange trail. This follows the historic Suwannee Canal, which was dug in the late 1800s in an attempt to drain the swamp. We then will turn onto the purple trail. This trail winds through the Chase Prairie, leading to the Round Top Shelter, which offers a 360-degree view of the prairie. This will be our overnight site. Friday morning after breaking camp, we will paddle on the purple trail to the blue trail. The blue trail skirts the edge of the Chase Prairie. Continuing onto the Canal Run Shelter. After spending the night at this shelter, we will paddle back to Suwannee Canal recreation area via the Suwannee Canal on the orange trail.

NOTE: Due to limited space at the overnight sites, sharing of tents will be needed. This is a pack it in pack it out trip.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Drinking water for entire trip
Food & snacks
Freestanding tent
Waterproof storage bags
Sleeping bag & pad
Clothing appropriate for the weather
Foul weather gear
Flashlight with extra batteries
Insect repellent
Sun Protection

How to Get There:
Event Directions:East Entrance Suwannee Canal Recreation Area 24th November 2005 8:30am East Entrance Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge After spending the night in a hotel in Kingsland Georgia, travel west on route 40 approximately 40 minutes to the T in Folkston. Turn right, then immediately left onto Main Street. Cross Route 301, and then turn left at the first light past the railroad tracks. This will be Route 121 follow this approximately 7 miles to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge entrance road (at the big wooden sign). Turn right here. Another 4 miles and you are there.


Are Dogs Permitted? No.

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes.

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please e-mail the trip leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend.

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Cost Includes:$60.00 (covers the rental of canoes, personal flotation devices, paddles, equipment rental & permit fees) additional cost for shared gas and hotel expenses.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.