March 19-26, 2017
We'll begin the trip in Twin City, GA at a historic Bed & Breakfast where we will spend three nights in comfortable clean bedrooms. From this base we'll paddle the first day on the Mill Pond out our front door. Tuesday we will travel out to the Ogeechee River for a full day paddle. Wednesday will be our day to drive to Walterboro, SC. We will stop for a short paddle picnic on Ebenezer Creek--a beautiful cypress swamp with spectacular trees.
In Walterboro, SC we will use two small B&Bs as our base. Here we will paddle the name sake rivers of the ACE Basin including the Ashepoo, the Combahee, and the Edisto Rivers. In Walterboro we will visit the South Carolina Artisan Center.
This guided trip will include six days of day trip paddling on rivers and swamps of the ACE Basin in SC and nearby rivers and streams in Georgia. The ACE Basin includes the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto Rivers. The guided trips will offer a look back in time at the unique history. Time & weather permitting we will stop for a visit at the Old Sheldon Church. We will be housed in cabin and/or B&B accommodations for the entire seven nights (lodging, food, boat equipment included).
For Reservation and Deposits please call 518.891.1838 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Total Trip Cost: $1895. Deposit ($900) should be paid by credit card. Balance is due January 15th, 2017 .
What is included?
-All lodging including staying in selected cabins and bed and breakfasts.
-All food--from 3PM day one to 9AM of day eight. Lunches will be packed and taken with us each day. At the state park we will eat together, family style in one of the cabins.
-Canoes, paddles, and PFD's
-Daily shuttle transport to and from the river as necessary.
You will need to provide:
Day pack, all clothing and raingear, river shoes, all personal articles, kneeling pad, sun protection, and hat.
On the ACE Basin trip we will have more variation in paddling conditions than found on many of my prior trips. We will be in swamps, larger tidal rivers and a variety of freshwater rivers, some of which may be fast moving (but Class I) if water is high.
We can expect the weather to be warm during this part of March. Days are generally in the upper 60s to low 70s with nights in the 40s. Some days may be warm enough for shorts but generally you'll want to carry a sweater (and even gloves) for the shady streams. Extreme temperatures range from 90 to about 30 degrees. I'd recommend being prepared for daytime temperatures in the 50 degree range although rare for this time of year. Most days are expected to be sunny and you will want to take precautions against sunburn. We do expect to beat the bug season.
Food, Health, Experience:
This trip is open to novice and experienced paddlers in good shape. We'll be paddling on both small streams as well as larger rivers. Some are tidal rivers. These rivers will have noticeable gentle currents (2-3mph). Rainfall will bring stronger currents (4-6mph), and while all are Class I water, participants should be comfortable paddling in swiftly moving current. All participants should be comfortable paddling 10 river miles.
We will ask you to fill out a brief health and food form.
We look forward to having you join us!!
For more information on our southern guided trips, please give us a call at 518.891.1838 or email us at email@example.com.