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Ortega River/ McGirts Creek

Florida Sea Kayak Meetup --- FSK-Me
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Jun 17 7:00AM - 8:00AM

Before the FPTA changed their web site they had a paddle trails section that worked for local paddles. They listed a paddle in the McGirts Creek park. That turned out to be a tree choked little, very little, stream. So I vowed to do a trip and post the real McGirts creek paddle. The difference between Ortega and McGirts depends upon which map, person and chart you look at. We could go to where it is labeled and paddleable, but that would be too easy.

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SOoooo ..........Qruiser and I will start at the end of Ortega Farms Blvd and paddling up the river. We will pass Collins road and go under the I-295 bridge to the Blanding Blvd Bridge. There we will explore McGirts Creek till we can't go any farther or decide to turn around. ( 1-2 miles) The trip will be 13-15 miles. Paddle speed expected to average 3 to 3.5mph. This is a cat III paddle for distance and speed. Current will be against us but not significant.

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We will start early to avoid some of the heat and the afternoon thundershowers. There are some get out points but none are real good. Bring plenty of fluids the humidityhas beentough lately.

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The trip will be written up with pictures and posted in the usual FSKA places plus Florida Paddle Trails Association, FPTA, and Paddling.com....

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