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Double Bridges Creek - Alabama Report
(Geneva CR64 to CR65 bridge)


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Report By:  gpax    Date: 5/9/2009 
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Beautiful, pristine with fern covered 8 to 18 foot limestone banks, numerous small waterfalls, green canopy overhead and some fun rapids including a class 1 chute carved in the limestone. Water was murky.

My Report:

9.2 miles. 6 hours. 85 degrees. Current about 2 mph. WFCKC trip.

Whole paddle was in the shade of overhead tree canopy. Moss and fern covered limestone banks became larger further downstream. Numerous small waterfalls entering the creek have cut openings in the limestone banks. Stunning beauty. Pristine.


Two or three times we had to cut through log jams, with a couple of pull overs, a couple of limbo logs and a couple of strainers.

Numerous little shoals with two fun rapids. The first one is small but you can hear it and round a corner and suddenly you are on your way. The second is a class I rapid with a tricky standing wave at the end adjacent to an out cropping of jagged limestone. 3 of 13 paddlers who went down the chute are confirmed to have over turned here. About a quarter mile float until you can get out of the current.

Not a lot of sandbars for pullouts but enough. At one sandbar bubbles were rising in the water. It turned out to be methane gas. Buddy borrowed a lighter and set the gas on fire. Flames shot up from the water for a few seconds and then went out. Finally he got the lighter wet and the fun was over.

We saw an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake along the creek as well as a turtle in a pasture.

We stopped to explore one cut and walked to a pretty 10 foot waterfall.

The put in and take out are steep. We used a group to pull the boats up a steep bank. Figuring out how to employ a winch would have been handy.

The roads leading to the put in and take out are very tricky country roads. We left the pavement for about three miles on Cindy Road. The take out is about three miles from town. We ate at Larrys BarBQ near Walmart.

Put In County Road 64 Bridge N31 10.230 W85 58.808

Directions to Take out starting at the walmart in Geneva. Go north on SR52 for 1.5 miles. Turn right on CR65. Takeout is 1.5 miles under bridge to right.
N31 05.721 W85 57.003

I would definitely recommend this creek.

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Location Data:

Difficulty: Moderate
Location Type: River
Boat Type: Kayak
Distance (miles): 9.2
Fees/Costs $: 0


Photos from Geneva CR64 to CR65 bridge:    (Click image to view full size)

Put in No Comm
Put in

Be prepared to wade through weeds dragging your boat under the bridge and down a steep bank. Bring wheels.

Boats at put in No Comm
Boats at put in

Boats waiting on paddlers.

Double Bridges Creek No Comm
Double Bridges Creek

Beautiful creek.

Rapids No Comm
Rapids

Beautiful creek.

Turtle No Comm
Turtle

Beautiful creek.

Double Bridges Creek No Comm
Double Bridges Creek

Beautiful Creek

Pull over No Comm
Pull over

Beautiful Creek

Old and new bridges No Comm
Old and new bridges

Beautiful Creek

Methane Gas No Comm
Methane Gas

Lighting methane gas bubbling up from the creek

Old bridge pilings No Comm
Old bridge pilings

Beautiful creek

Old bridge pilings No Comm
Old bridge pilings

Beautiful creek

Green canopy No Comm
Green canopy

Beautiful creek

Rapids No Comm
Rapids

Beautiful creek

Deep shade No Comm
Deep shade

Beautiful creek

Cypress knees No Comm
Cypress knees

Beautiful creek

Limestone formations No Comm
Limestone formations

Beautiful creek

The chute No Comm
The chute

Beautiful creek

The chute No Comm
The chute

Beautiful creek

The chute No Comm
The chute

Beautiful creek

The chute No Comm
The chute

Beautiful creek

The chute No Comm
The chute

Beautiful creek

The chute No Comm
The chute

Beautiful creek

The chute No Comm
The chute

Beautiful creek

Waterfall No Comm
Waterfall

Beautiful creek

Limestone walls No Comm
Limestone walls

Beautiful creek

Mans best friend No Comm
Mans best friend

Beautiful creek

Limestone walls No Comm
Limestone walls

Beautiful creek

Limestone walls No Comm
Limestone walls

Beautiful creek

limestone banks No Comm
limestone banks

Beautiful creek

Rattlesnake No Comm
Rattlesnake

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake No Comm
Rattlesnake

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Limestone walls No Comm
Limestone walls

Beautiful creek.

Beautiful creek No Comm
Beautiful creek

Beautiful creek.

Cut in limestone No Comm
Cut in limestone

This cut leads to a waterfall

Waterfall No Comm
Waterfall

This cut leads to a waterfall

Another waterfall No Comm
Another waterfall

Beautiful creek

limestone banks No Comm
limestone banks

Beautiful creek

CR64 Bridge No Comm
CR64 Bridge

After 9.2 miles we reach the CR65 bridge for take out.

Take out at bridge No Comm
Take out at bridge

We work together to pull the canoes and kayaks up the steep bank at the take out.

 


Special Interests and Comments:

Special InterestsLimestone walls make steep put-in and take-out. Bring wheels. Long haul to put-in and take-out. Class 1 rapid down limestone shoot. Bring lots of memory for your camera. Picturesque.



Post Date: 5/17/2009

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