Photos by David Brashears
The campsite at Gully Branch (not shown) was reserved for those who wished to camp the night before and after the paddle. Eight of the paddlers chose to camp: either in tents or in their own cars/truck.
A campfire will always draw a circle.
The next day, all campers were ready to go before 8:00 and the non-campers arrived soon after, but the van and trailer did not arrive till 1.5 hours later. Kayaks were quickly loaded and the paddlers and their trailers shuttled to put-in on FR 22, 10 miles east of Sumatra for the day’s 16.6 mile paddle.
The tree below fell perfectly, leaving ample space, but this was not often the case.
And the group continued its paddle.