WITO Event – Suwannee River Kayak – 22 miles

What an amazing weekend!
This was my first Co-Ed event with the Women in the Outdoors. I had the pleasure of making many new friends and meeting the families of many old friends. Over 55 people showed up for this years event adn with the river appx. 12 ft higher this year than last the view had changed quite a bit. Wendall and his staff at American Canoe Adventures were wonderful! Sarah really did a great job organizing this event and everyone had a great time! We took on 12 miles the first day. The river was wide, dark with tanis and moving swiftly. We put in at White Springs and traveled as far as Woods Ferry River Camp the first day. THere we either camped in our tents or we able to stay in wonderful screened platforms. Sarah and her "helpers" made us a wonderful dinner including pulled-pork sandwiches that were out of this world delicious! After lots of visitng and catching up a few rounds of RLC were played the "Suwannee River Debbie Sandwich pair" won the pots :-). The next moring after hot fresh coffee we were back on the river. The current had slowed a bit, so we did a little more rowing – but also made more stops for fun! Rope swings, sandy beaches, and springs really made our day! This is one trip I will never forget! I also took time to check out a few more state parks…but I will save that for another blog.

About notacluegal

Jeanene was born in Pittsburgh, PA. As a young child her family was very active in the outdoors. Things changed when her parents decided to travel down different paths in life and with that decision so went many of the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Being lucky to live in the suburbs Jeanene always had a backyard to play in and loved being outdoors. As the years passed she took every opportunity to be outdoors. She bought land in Tennessee and as a single mom moved her young daughter to the mountains. The were many life lessons learned on that mountain. There was no plumbing on the property – or even a house, but that did not stop her. She learned to live off of what was available and built her own cabin from the trees on her property. Those were rough years but the most rewarding. Now Jeanene resides in Tampa, Fl. and works as an office manager full time….but still yeans to be outdoors. Jeanene started “Not a Clue Adventures” to teach everyone she could how wonderful the outdoors are! That camping and fishing and hiking can be done by everyone and at many different levels. Single mom’s no longer have to be afraid to take their sons and daughters outdoors. By working with young couples, single parents and even seniors, she gets to teach others about her love for the outdoors and hopes to open their eyes to new adventures. In 2009, Jeanene completed certification as a Leave No Trace Instructor. She also works closely with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and the Florida State Parks. Jeanene is also certified in First Aid/Adult CPR.
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2 Responses to WITO Event – Suwannee River Kayak – 22 miles

  1. Cora says:

    Its a beautiful river and the the kayaks look like so much fun. Your photos are great!

  2. Sandra says:

    Now this looked like fun Jeanene and a wonderful area to explore.Sandra

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