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Georgia Wilderness Society
Towaliga River     April 2013

April 20, 2013 GWS Towaliga River canoe trip lead by Bud Queen

It was a beautiful sunny day when sixteen GWS members and friends canoed the 8.5-mile white-water section of the Towaliga River on April 20.

Although the Towaliga River is usually shallow with a slight gradient the recent rain caused it to start rushing again. Many of the bouncy waterfalls and shoals had several chutes and tongues to follow with crystal clear rock pools at the bottom for easy recovery. Two of our more experienced paddlers took an unplanned dip in the larger rapids. Bud said he appreciated them showing us the depth of the water!

We had a well earned picnic lunch among the rocks lined with wild azaleas and fragrant honeysuckle. A path up a well-trodden sandy beach lead to a bluff that provided a spectacular view of the river.

The breathtaking beauty of Georgia's Towaliga River makes it a jewel in our growing jungle of asphalt and housing divisions.

Trip participants were Curt Cole, Terry Ross, John Houser, Bob Wade, Chris Bryson, Paula Davis, Wayne Etheredge, Kathleen Waton, Roger Ulsky, Tammy and Basil Youman, Jim and Debbie Nelson, Lisa Sayers, Bud and Niki Queen.

Pictures by Lisa Sayers  & Buju Queen