Route: Up the Pascagoula River to Big Black Creek and then up Red Creek and back. For a TIFF image of the Easen Hill area quad map, click here.
|1) The sunrise through a fog bank over the Pascagoula River was an eerie sight. It was like there was a big fire on the horizon.|
|2) Sunlight filtering through the fog.|
|3) Now entering Big Black Creek. The fog lingered on for about two hours.|
|4) There were a lot of sandbars up in Red Creek with animal tracks on them. I'm really starting to like kayaking in the Pascagoula River Basin.|
|5) If you look near the center of this photo, you can see a deer walking off to the right. Saw several deer today but they were quicker than the camera.|
|6) There was something laying down on the river bank that twitched. I thought it was a deer that had been shot and was dying. Much to my surprise, when I got close to the bank, the twitching body stood up and looked at me. We both snorted.|
|7) More dead animal parts. But, the hunters do have to field dress their kill so their food doesn't spoil.|
|8) Then there are the quicker picker uppers that take care of the discarded parts. Nothing goes to waste.|
|9) This is one of several bluffs on Red Creek and the only land based house I saw today. There were several floating camps.|
|10) There were also a couple nice cypress groves.|
|11) Hunter Billy Joe's Retirement Home.|
|12) Sunset on the Pascagoula River.|
I really enjoyed this day long kayaking trip. If you decide to kayak in this area, beware of river levels. There is a river level guage near the launch site called, Graham Ferry. There is a little current in these rivers and creeks but those currents can get nasty when water levels are higher.