Thursday, September 08, 2005

2005 Fall Trip

Proposed Date: Weekend of October 29 - 30.

Proposed Destination: The Red River, near Adams, Tennessee, home of the Bell Witch, on Halloween weekend. Even if it didn't have a witch, the Red would be our obvious next river since we have done the Piney, the Buffalo, the Stones and the Duck. The Red is beautiful in the fall with the dark-fired tobacco hanging in all the barns and the Bell Witch Cave can be seen right from the river.

Although this is Halloween weekend, we are always home by early afternoon on Sunday (except for Friday Guys who hit the bars on Sunday night). And unless Metro makes an official change, Trick-or-Treating should be on Monday, the 31st anyway. If that's too complicated, the weekend prior is a possibility also.

The only draw back to the Red in October is it can get shallow for loaded canoes. Especially canoes loaded with cast iron and Yazoo Party Pigs. If it gets close and we are in a drought, we can consider resurrecting the original Spring '05 plans and head for the downstream island on the Duck River. That's right smack in the middle of the Yanahli Wildlife Management Area and, as I recall, Rob and Kirly expressed an interest in harvesting our supper if we went during archery season.

Either way, as soon as we have a date certain I say we immediately set the rain contingency plan in motion (i.e. reserve The Pavilion).

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