WFSU producer Rob Diaz de Villegas heads down the Apalachicola River once again, this time with his best adventure buddy. This year’s RiverTrek also featured the very first River Ride, with cyclists hitting small river towns and forest roads.
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Max wanted to do one thing above all else: climb Sand Mountain. But, as I was gathering camping gear for our trip on the Apalachicola, I got an e-mail from RiverTrek coordinator Georgia Ackerman. The water was high this year, and she wasn’t sure there would be a place to park our kayaks on the steep face of the giant sand spoil. As a parent of a four-year-old, you learn the dangerous nature of expectations. You have to be careful never to promise anything which isn’t 100% guaranteed to happen. Four-year-olds don’t necessarily grasp “maybe.” Continue reading →
After having partaken in the last couple of RiverTrek paddles down the Apalachicola River, I have to commend Georgia Ackerman and Doug Alderson for the work they put in to planning the trips. A dozen paddlers of multiple experience levels paddle 107 + miles (once you factor in side trips) over five days, camping along the way. Even a relative newbie like me can tag along and find myself alive in Apalachicola five days later. Continue reading →