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Smith County

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  • Day6

    Stopped for a short stretch break

    June 26, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 77 °F

    I have gotten to the point that I can paddle all day long. My arms are no longer sore at the end of the day, but my butt... Well, that's a different story completely. I have a closed cell foam seat that has served me well on other paddles, but before I make another long voyage, I'll have a better seat for sure...

    Anyway, back on point... Found a bunch of tracks in the mud, can anyone identify them?

    And yes, I know what kind they are, just wondering if you did lol. Although I'm pretty sure that the last one is a rare photograph of an elusive bigfoot track
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  • Day6

    Camp for the Night

    June 26, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 79 °F

    You might wonder why the tarp is all buttoned down. Well, I haven't tried it out like this yet. And it's supposed to rain a little tonight so I figured it would be a good trial. Also, I needed some pics of it like this for the hammock forum where I learned how to make the hammock and bug net. 2 birds with 1 stone so to speak. Should have at least gotten a bird and a goat with a stone....Read more

  • Day6

    Cave

    June 26, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 77 °F

    So, first i have to admit, I stopped in carthage. You see, all the trash that i paddled through this morning make me realize that i don't want to drink this water, even filtered... Up to this point I have been drinking rainwater that I collected of my tarp on the first few days. I ran out this morning however. So, I found a small creek, hid my kayak and walked into town. Stopped at a dollar tree and bought a gallon of water.

    This is where I have to admit i also bought an ice cream cone and a Snickers bar for lunch. I know... Not very healthy, but hey, they were there, so was I... They were calling to me... So I yielded...

    What does this have to do with these pics you ask... Well, if I had known there would be a stream flowing from a cave, then I wouldn't have worried about purchasing water. I thought it was really cool, and I'm not talking about the temp of the water...
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  • Day6

    It's really sad

    June 26, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 68 °F

    I've never been an environmentalist, I mean, I teach my kids not to litter. I don't think I've ever littered in a very long time and when I go hiking I usually bring out more trash than I took in. But this is disgusting. Now granted the lockmaster told me that they had just opened the gates last night to let the accumulated trash through. I asked him what happens to it now? He said that every dam will just let in on through til it gets to the gulf, then nobody cares..... It is really sad to see how we junk up the environment. I mean come on people, do you have to through every piece of total you have with you in the water? It's enough to make a fellow really mad.....Read more

  • Day5

    So... What's for lunch?

    June 25, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 79 °F

    Chicken fried rice from Peking buffet and a&w root beer. Sounds delicious if you ask me. Especially seeing as it's the first I've eaten today. I skipped breakfast to get on the water earlier and believe me, I don't regret that decision. As you can see from the smoke, the wind is blowing pretty good as I'm glad I'm not still fighting against it. I only had to fight it for 2 hours today. I'll be glad to be back on the river tomorrow.

    I love this little rocket stove, a handful of twigs and you have boiling water in less than 5 minutes.
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  • Day6

    Camp site for the night

    June 26, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 79 °F

    I can't get over these old growth trees. They are huge. The one that is leaning would proudly take 3 men to get their arms around it. It's on a corp of engineers island so that's probably why they are still here. There are a bunch of them.

  • Day6

    End of day

    June 26, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 77 °F

    It was such a perfect day for paddling. The sky was beautiful, the water was beautiful (after i got out of the trash from the dam), and I felt great. I had originally planned to go 20 miles today, but I didn't. So I went 26 instead. That will allow me to have a shorter day on Old Hickory lake.

    Explaining the discrepancy... When I walked into carthage, I turned my gps tracker off so that it wouldn't include that in my mileage. Well I forgot to turn it back on when I started back. I went well over half a mile before I remembered. So, my total mileage for the day is around 26.
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  • Day5

    Wind is back

    June 25, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 75 °F

    About 20 til 10 the wind kicked up again. Boy am I glad I started early this morning.. I'm going straight across this. The waves are being pushed up about 1.5 feet towards the middle.

You might also know this place by the following names:

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