We had a some great access, and quickly prepared for the trip. The old trusty explorer made this excursion and is still treating me well.
I am usually not an advocate of drinking while paddling. I focus on the turtles and save that for the campfire, but on a lazy day we couldn't resist bringing one for the water.
We quickly started seeing map turtles basking along the river though. I think we ended up with about 15 for the day.
|This turtle was gaping like a crocadilian. I don't see them do this too often.|
We were able to watch a pileated woodpecker for a while, but I was unable to get a clear shot.
A great way to enjoy a fall paddle.