It soon gave way to a look of the Murch. at rush hour as Little Caharrie Creek and the Black were attacked by 60 plus paddlers this past Saturday. The Lumber River Canoe Club, Friends of Sampson County Waterways and The Sampson County Parks and Rec. shared the waters from NC 903 to Clear Run for a fun filled day of adventure. Not long into our journey that a traffic jam developed due to downfall. The chainsaw beavers (Mitch and associates) began the task of clearing one of several down falls. Those of us with a bit of bulldozer and log jumping experience proceeded on leaving the flock in the capable hands of the chainsaw beavers.
As the groups divided, seeking individual water spaces laughter erupted and a good time was had. At the end of the trip many enjoyed a leisure swim as they awaited the arrival of others and equipment was gathered.
Many of the LRCC members returned to Cleon's for swimming, ladder golf, snacks and refreshments. As the afternoon slipped away campers began to prepare there meals. After supper some remained by their fires while others headed to Amos McLambs store for a bit of Bluegrass before returning to their camp fires.
The evening slipped away, quietness came over the group as they peacefully gave way to exhaustion listening to the sounds of night critters, 4 and two legged.
I may miss a few names and if so I apologize. To the best of my recollection the following LRCC members were present:
Mitch Lloyd, Jon Shell, Mike and Liz Britt, Ron, Omer, Robert and Sharon Caudill, Don and Sandy Meece, Dennis Johnson,Charles West, as well as Louise and her son.
I believe a good time was had by all.
See you on the water, have a great week!
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