New Year's Paddle - Six Mile Solitude

Date 2016-01-01
Distance 8.5 km5.3 mi
Duration 2h:09m
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Start the year at zero miles, was planning on 6 miles today, but a huge gator stopped me at the 2.5 mile point on Six Mile Creek. I had just passed the grassy take out on Pointed Creek Reserve when the saplings began swaying like monkeys jumping on the Silver River.....then i spotted a 12 foot gator crawling through the brush into the water! It was at least as large as the big guy on Deep Creek but here six Mile is only 20 feet wide! No way did I want to trap him in such tight water, so rapidly i back paddled and sprinted away for 10 minutes!