What: Paddle four rivers in four days.
Base Camp: Camp Kiwanis on Mill Dam Lake in Florida
Today's Paddle: Alexander River, Florida (Day 3 of 4)
Weather: 59 degrees and Sunny
Distance: Approx 7 Miles from put in to take out.
|1) Sunrise through the trees at Camp Kiwanis. Some participants camped in tents while others stayed in heated dorm rooms. The breakfasts and dinners served each day were superb.|
|3) We paddled through a lot of vegetation on this river. On the bottom of some of the vegetation were masses of eggs.|
|4) Waters on Alexander Springs started off very clear and eventually turned a darker tannin color.|
|5) There was plenty of wildlife to watch like this Big Heron. There were several alligators.|
|6) Alexander River did get thick with vegetation in some places and could be difficult to navigate when water levels are down.|
|7) Florida is a birder's paradise. An eagle.|
|8) A hawk.|
|10) Red maples added a burst of red to the scenery.|
|11) Back at Camp Kiwanis, the low sun shining on some majestic oak trees full of Spanish Moss was beautiful.|
|12) Sunset on another perfect paddling day as seen across Mill Dam Lake.|
|13) Today was also a special day for couples - Valentines Day.|
|14) The fireplace in the pavilion was the gathering place to keep warm on the cool evenings and cold mornings.|
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