A half-day trip on Hatchet Creek

This was a half-day trip and since we had never gone down this creek before there would be new territory to explore. We put in at a place off US 280 where the creek was about 12 feet wide. Trees were lying across the water, stretching from one bank to the other, for as far…


Canoeing the world over

Canoe Boat

The canoe and the kayak are some of the world’s oldest forms of transport. Clearly these forms of transportation have been around since people have lived in areas with substantial bodies of water. At the time of writing, the oldest known canoe is a dugout canoe, discovered in the Netherlands, where it is currently housed…


Three Days on Hatchet

Canoe

Day One: Lightning flashed as we tied our canoes on top of Steves Blazer. The weather forecast called for rain all night with clearing skies by morning. The next day, the water level was full and slightly stained. The sky was clear and blue, a perfect day to begin our first three-day canoe/camping trip. George…