Obviously tonight is about the jon boat but it will probably also be our only pre-trip meeting so here's a map of the section of the Duck we're doing:
It's 16 easy miles from the Williamsport Bridge to the Natchez Trace Parkway. You can click on that map to expand it.
Notice the excellent Paddle-to-Drive ratio of the shuttle. Mile for mile it has got to be one of the best in Tennessee; maybe even better than the Narrows of the Harpeth although we'll have to run that comparison through the RRCC computers.
The take-out at the Natchez Trace is "dodgy" (pronounced in the Ian way) and, depending on your tolerance for trespassing sometimes requires a rugged "portage" (pronounced in the french way). Our tolerance is high, especially when it means avoiding a portage. But Vernon claims he has a friend who knows someone whose second cousin once met someone who has another friend that might have some river property a couple of miles downstream from the bridge and he (Vernon) is going to point it out to us on the map tonight. That wouldn't even count as trespassing under RRCC rules.
5:00. Sportsman's Lodge. See you there.