Received April 6, 2018, posted with permission. -jsq
When I called the Canoe Outpost on the Suwannee River in Florida to
ask if they would give me a shuttle up to the Little River at Reed
Bingham State Park, in Georgia, the woman on the other end said,
“You want to start up there?” I told her my plan was to
canoe the Little River from where it left Reed Bingham down to its
confluence with the Withlacoochee, then follow the Withlacoochee to
the Suwannee. “I’ve worked here 27 years,” she
exclaimed, “and this might be the first!”
Photo: Kathy Hubbard
of Burt Kornegay arriving at Troupville Boat Ramp, March 24, 2018.
It turns out that, although many paddlers ply the Withlacoochee and
the Suwannee with their blades, the adjective “little”
in the name Little River means, in part, little paddled.
I’d had this trip in mind for years, and one reason lies in that Continue reading