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Old 04-09-2015, 04:15 AM   #1
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Thumb Paddling...Canoe, Kayak, SUP

HoJo's off worksucks mid May

Taking my lightweight tandem canoe

Want to check out the coastal lakes along 30A near Destin

Blackwater and Econfina too

No real itinerary

So we need some suggestions from you Pensacola riders

On lodging and canoe outposts
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:44 AM   #2
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Oh, and where was it...

Somebody posted pics of some steep bluffs

Almost canyon like cliffs along a river?

We've got a week plus so any suggestions

Would be greatly appreciated
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:22 AM   #3
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Here's a couple canoe rental links, they should haul private canoes to the drop off as well. Bob's is on Coldwater Creek.

http://www.blackwatercanoe.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bobs-...24917414228024


There's some high banks on Blackwater, most are on the northern end.

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Old 04-10-2015, 01:43 AM   #4
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Thanks Barney...

Coldwater Creek was in my mind as well

after looking through my DeLorme Gazetteer Map

Just haven't really done much in that area
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:03 AM   #5
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Oh, and where was it...

Somebody posted pics of some steep bluffs

Almost canyon like cliffs along a river?

We've got a week plus so any suggestions

Would be greatly appreciated
Like Barney said, the high banks are gonna be on the north end of the state forest. You mighta been thinkin about this pic right here, which is actually Big Juniper Creek, very close to the Red Rock/Sandy Forest Rd. intersection. I used to ride up to this spot all the time, but not no mores, as the trail leading to it is now closed to motorized vehicles. I ain't happy about it.


30.784041, -86.891446 will get ya to within spittin distance of this spot. The Florida Trail is also within spittin distance. Enjoy yer trip to our little corner of the state--hope the weather's nice for y'all!
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:49 AM   #6
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30.784041, -86.891446 will get ya to within spittin distance of this spot. The Florida Trail is also within spittin distance. Enjoy yer trip to our little corner of the state--hope the weather's nice for y'all![/QUOTE]

The freakin' Jeep does have GPS. WTF! Ain't never used it though
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:35 PM   #7
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Vernon

I highly recommend cypress springs, closest town is Vernon, and there are multiple canoe outposts.Trust me, this is one not to miss.
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:37 AM   #8
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I highly recommend cypress springs, closest town is Vernon, and there are multiple canoe outposts.Trust me, this is one not to miss.
Looks like we'll be driving right through it on our way to Rosemary Beach

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Old 05-14-2015, 05:13 AM   #9
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jburton is dead on about canoeing this area.

Vernon has some history

from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon,_Florida

History[edit]

The city sits on the Holmes Creek where during the 1880s the creek was used as a shipping route to Bonifay and other nearby towns. The creek was also used to ship gopher turtles due to the high value their shell carried at that time.

The town gained infamy in the late 1950s and early 1960s due to the improbably high percentage of residents who put out insurance claims on lost limbs, to the point that many speculated that residents of the town were intentionally dismembering themselves for the insurance money. Although there is no real evidence to support these speculations, these insurance claims from Vernon, with a population of 500800, accounted for as many as 2/3 of claims nationally. The town was referred to as "Nub City".[3]
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Old 05-14-2015, 02:23 PM   #10
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Yea, I remember that about Vernon

There's actually a pun type movie about the peeps there
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I have a tandem fiberglass kayak --21 footer. it's too heavy for my wife to help load on the truck, so i built a trailer for it. We still don't use it as we have other singles.. So if anyone wants it, let me know and i'll send pics and such.
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