Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cumberland Island Adventure Apr 11-13

One of our favorite parts of the Georgia coast is the mysterious and magnificent Cumberland Island.
This is a great trip for new and experienced paddlers alike, but also a great introduction to those new to kayak camping. With a dense canopy and huge live oaks draped in moss and vines, Cumberland's habitat is reminiscent of a tropical rain forest and dates from the pleistocene epoch.
Paddling to an island and then exploring it is what the kayak was invented least we think so. Base camping on the northern end of the island will put us in the thick of the wilderness area, and the least visited part of Cumberland.
Day 1 : Launching from Crooked River on the ebbing tide puts us at Plum Orchard for lunch. If the building is open we'll take a snoop around a great example of turn of the 20th century aristocratic living. An afternoon paddle gets us to the Brickhill base camp just in time for tea and tiffin.
Day 2 is an island exploration day with several options. Hike to the settlement and the first African Baptist Church made famous by JFK jr, or an awesome hike along one of the best walks on the GA coast...the rollercoast trail.
Day 3. Leisurly breakfast and break camp, for a flood tide trip back to the Crooked River S.P. We should arrive back in the modern world around lunch time on Saturday.
We have 7 places open for this mini adventure, which is ideal for adults and children alike.
All meals and gear provided.

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