On Saturday, March 17, I took a solo trip on our Sipsey from Highway 102 to Highway 18. I never expected to go that distance, popular thought is that the river is too impassable to get very far at all. Truth is simpler and much more beautiful than fiction, I had only one portage and about 5 easy log crossings. I saw over 30 turtles sunning, heard many more slip in the water, no snakes though I wanted to, 40 or more duck, cool when they skitter across the water, a big turkey that flew right in front of my boat, lots of fish jumping, 3 large well fed hawks, many clumps of river cane and indescribable beauty everywhere around me.
The amount of trash I saw was relatively low, plastic soda bottles were the most common item, four tires will be the hardest to remove, but signs of human presence was lower than any other river trip that I can remember.
I have some great pictures I will post. What a beautiful river!