Monday, January 21, 2013

Paddle the Pearl

For those requesting more pictures around the Reservoir, I grant you the masterpiece below.  Yesterday afternoon, I took my son canoeing down the Pearl River.  We put in on the Rankin County side of the lower Spillway and floated to Lakeland Drive.  Here is a picture of us getting out near the Associated General Contractors' office in Hinds County.  We moved at an extremely healthy clip, making the trip in a bulky canoe, with little paddling, in just over 2 hours.  There is no better time to make this trip.  The water is moving quickly, but at no point in time did we feel unsafe.  As always, the wildlife was incredible.  


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to see more Rez Photos, but may I also suggest a little more "West Shore" Madison County coverage.
You're doing a great job maintaining the Rez News. Jim would be proud .
Thanks again !

Anonymous said...

Love the picture!!

Troy Odom said...

Thank you for the kind words. I simply need to get in the habit of carrying around a camera with me at all times. My outdated cell phone won't cut it. Of course, I'd be happy to publish any reader submitted photos. Send them to usmjacksonalum@yahoo.com.

Anonymous said...

Two hours? Wow! The water must be really moving. I usually move at a pretty fast pace when the water isn't so high, in the Summer, and it takes nearly three hours!

Troy Odom said...

two hours and ten minutes. Put in at 3:30 p.m., out at 5:40 p.m. Now is the time to do it.

Anonymous said...

1:28 is our best time so far... We paddled when she was @ 31.90'