Alapaha Quest, Rowetown to Willacoochee, Alapaha River, 2018-08-11

Bring a rope in case we need to drag the boats across deadfalls, and expect low-hanging branches, as we experience the wilderness from Rowetown Church Landing to Willacoochee Landing, on the Alapaha River Water Trail, continuing Alapaha Quest.

When: 8 AM, Saturday, August 11, 2018

Put In: Rowetown Church Landing, 1291 Rowetown Church Road, Alapaha, GA 31622, River bank on private road back of cemetery, we have permission.

Take Out: Willacoochee Landing, GA 135, Atkinson County side, 2.8 miles south of Willacoochee, GA, Atkinson County.

Bring: the usual personal flotation device, boat paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit, and don’t forget the rope. Also trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup.

600x450 Movie: Under branches (1.0M), in Alapaha deadfalls, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 17 January 2015
Movie: Under branches (1.0M), in Alapaha deadfalls, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 17 January 2015.

Free: This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members. We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!

Event: facebook, meetup

Landings, ARWT

Gauge: Alapaha, GA USGS 02316000, Lowest boatable 215.3′ (7.7′), Highest safe 218.2′ (10.6′). At 9AM on Saturday 4 August 2018, it was 213.92′ (6.32′), so we’ll see if our previous lowest boatable recommendation was too conservative. The water could go up or down before next Saturday. Bring a rope in case we need to drag the boats.

Alapaha, GA USGS Gauge 02316000


Movie: Foam (1.1M), in Alapaha deadfalls, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 17 January 2015.

Host: Phil Hubbard

Contact: Phil Hubbard

Backup: in case of high or low water is: we’ll just move it to some area of the river that will work, even if it’s a hike on the dry riverbed.

Levels with labels, USGS Gauges Irwinville, Alapaha, Statenville

More:

For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS calendar or the WWALS outings and events web page. WWALS members also get an upcoming list in the Tannin Times newsletter.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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