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South River Trip 6/24/01

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  • domeece
    The trip today was a scouting trip for Charles West s upcoming club trip. Today, myself, Jim DePree, Frank Dupin, Marianne Hartman, & Charles West, paddled
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 24, 2001
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      The trip today was a scouting trip for Charles
      West's upcoming club trip.<br> Today, myself, Jim
      DePree, Frank Dupin, Marianne Hartman, & Charles West,
      paddled the South River from Green Path Rd near Falcon,
      NC, down to Hays Mill Rd, the first bridge below Hwy
      13.<br> The South River borders Sampson and Cumberland
      County in this northern section of the river and<br> can
      be found on page 62 on the DeLorme NC Atlas. Mileage
      on the trip registered 6.2 miles, and was made in 3
      and half hours including lunch and another break. The
      put in on Green Path Rd is<br>difficult but
      manageable with rocks on each side of the bridge. This
      section has recenly been cleared and red marker tapes
      were seen along the way. The group saw some of the
      largest cypress trees, almost six feet across. It is a
      pristine swamp area but the water was up due to recent
      rains. 2.1 miles into the trip on river left there is
      some high ground for a break, and 3.7 miles from the
      put in, is the old Hwy 82 which ends at the river,
      before crossing under Hwy 13, and this is a good put in
      or take out. Immediately after the old Hwy 82 is
      Rasland Herb Farm on river right. This is an interesting
      farm where fresh herb plants can be purchased and they
      have an annual herb day in the fall. After
      crossing<br>under Hwy 13 the next high ground is 1.4 miles from the
      old Hwy 82 road. The trees cover the trip<br>and the
      river goes back and forth from a narrow creek to a wide
      (30ft) channel. Near the takeout,<br>clear cutting of
      timber is evident with little barrier. Wildlife seen
      were various birds and blue herrons.<br> Another
      paddling group, Friends of Sampson County Waterways put in
      around 11:30 am and made<br>it to the Hwy 82 road by
      2:30pm but their progess beyond that is unknown.
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