I brought along my Garmin 910XT watch, Garmin Virb Elite video camera, Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 camera, and Samsung S5 cellphone to capture the trip. Most of the images were taken with the Olympus camera and only a few with the cellphone. All four devices are water tolerant to varying degrees. The map below was captured with the 910XT watch which was left on for the duration. I captured several snippets of video with the with the Virb and this time I've included the various data metrics for speed, distance, etc. I neglected to do that in the Kayaking the Hooch - Part 2 report.
We arrived at 8 a.m. at the put-in location at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Johnson Ferry unit, North entrance. We unloaded our boats by the ramp to the river and waited.
|Unloaded - Wait here!|
|Final preparations of the group's gear|
|Here we go!|
|My kayak watch and camera setup|
|A brief lecture stop|
|One of the CRK volunteers|
|Ranger Jerry telling stories about the river at Sope Creek|
|Ranger Jerry and another paddler|
|Susan taking a picture|
|A muskrat den|
|Another CRK volunteer|
|Jerry giving some directions before lunch|
|Stopping for lunch on a small sandy beach|
|The ducks have learned to beg|
|It wouldn't be a party if someone didn't get wet!|
|A fellow paddler in a long boat - 17' long|
|Watching someone jump from a rock into the river|
|Awaiting further instructions|
|The I-75 bridge over the river|
|The take-out at Paces Mill|
See all the pictures from the trip here.
Thanks for reading.