Bring a rope in case we need to drag the boats across deadfalls, and expect low-hanging branches, as we experience the wilderness from Rowetown Church Landing to Willacoochee Landing, on the Alapaha River Water Trail, continuing Alapaha Quest.
When: 8 AM, Saturday, August 11, 2018
Put In: Rowetown Church Landing, 1291 Rowetown Church Road, Alapaha, GA 31622, River bank on private road back of cemetery, we have permission.
Take Out: Willacoochee Landing, GA 135, Atkinson County side, 2.8 miles south of Willacoochee, GA, Atkinson County.
Bring: the usual personal flotation device, boat paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit, and don’t forget the rope. Also trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup.
Free: This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members. We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!
Gauge: Alapaha, GA USGS 02316000, Lowest boatable 215.3′ (7.7′), Highest safe 218.2′ (10.6′). At 9AM on Saturday 4 August 2018, it was 213.92′ (6.32′), so we’ll see if our previous lowest boatable recommendation was too conservative. The water could go up or down before next Saturday. Bring a rope in case we need to drag the boats.
Host: Phil Hubbard
Contact: Phil Hubbard
Backup: in case of high or low water is: we’ll just move it to some area of the river that will work, even if it’s a hike on the dry riverbed.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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