Green River (Kentucky, 2007-08-11)
The old faithful canoe/campground on the Blue River in Indiana no longer offered camping at the end (owner had issues with alcohol on the campgrounds... hrmmm.)
- We found a new place on the Green River (Munfordville, KY). There's a lot of aspects that make up a good overnight canoe/camping trip (for us), and never has any place meet them all. This place did.
- Less than an hour drive
- Laid back atmosphere (re: drinking/camping on the river and strict timelines)
- Extremely good outfitter (Big Buffalo Crossing) that went overboard (no pun intended) at accomodating us
- Several trip options (paddle length, put-in/take-out/campground locations and drive-ability to each).
Our mission was to take-out and camp at a site where our cars were waiting (with the heavy gear.) We never had to make a single put-in or take-out reservation time - even after Kit's truck broke down and set us back an hour on arrival. Big Buffalo Crossing even shuttled us around like a makeshift emergency road service, yet still were completely amazing at accomodating, then even extending, our goals with a non-advertised trip itinerary.
- Clear, deep (even in a drought) river with no trash or other things to break the isolation - we heard only two cars in over 8 hours of paddling
- Beautiful scenery, w/springs, waterfalls, etc. for our entire paddle
- Not something ever expected, but something that will change as people find out about this place: we never overtook, were overtaken, or even saw any other paddlers the entire two day trip.
Awesome. It's our new home. Can't wait to head back during fall.
PS: Most of the photos are geo-coded, however the tree canopy blocked the satellite locks occasionally. I didn't have my GPS at all on the second day. Check out the "Google Earth feed" at the bottom of this page for some cool geographical pic browsing.