On May 16-18, the Georgia Conservancy, with the help of the Georgia Canoeing Association, led a 65-person paddling adventure on one of Georgia's most beautiful and ecologically-diverse rivers - the Ogeechee!
The weekend concluded with a Sunday ferry ride to Ossabaw Island for an afternoon tour of this incredible Georgia barrier island.
Our lodging for the weekend was at beautiful Fort McAllister State Park!
Thanks to Georgia Canoeing Association, Southeast Adventure Outfitters, Bull River Cruises, Fox Bros Bar-B-Q, Sweet Grass Dairy, Pie Shop, SweetWater Brewing Company and Georgia … [Read More...]
Man, what a long day. I got up at 5:30 am and got home after 10:30 pm. About 1/3 the way there, I carpooled with Jana and Stephen, and a couple of kids who seemed more accustomed to video games and smartphones than mountains and fresh air. I was a farm kid who had to load hay and do other chores in the sweltering heat of Summer, so if somebody had taken me to the Mountains to swim and paddle around in the cool water and breathtaking scenery on a beautiful day, I would have been thrilled! We had a large group of around 20 people loitering around Robert L Weddle's camper, signing the waivers and … [Read More...]
The river was incredibly busy for us. Many people were enjoying the Nantahala. The GCA was well represented by many awesome people. Among those were Dan Brady & John Roberts who took time to help guide everyone down the river safely. There was even a brief roll class held along the way. Everyone was working on skills. From learning to catch an eddy to the proper way to ferry across the river in both swift water and in waves.
While everyone in our group made it safely down the river we encountered other groups who needed help. Our first encounter was with a small group of kayakers. … [Read More...]
The purpose of the GCA is to have fun and promote safety while paddling.
GCA is a member-operated canoe & kayak club with over 500 family and corporate memberships comprising more than 1500 individuals. Canoeists and Kayakers of all ages and paddling abilities are equally welcome. Some of our mutual interests include whitewater river running, creeking and playboating, river and lake touring, sea kayaking, paddle camp outs and competition and racing activities. We espouse conservation, environmental and river access issues as well as boating safety and skills development. Group paddling, training and social activities of all kinds are conducted throughout the year thanks to the volunteer efforts of our many members and friends. Membership is NOT limited to Georgia residents. ~Paddling Since 1966