On a crisp February morning, I met up with five other Palmetto Paddlers at Claude's Landing near Bamsberg, SC. Besides exploring the North Fork Edisto River, we wanted to paddle past the Binnickers Bridge Landing.
The new owner of the surrounding land claimed in 2006 that he owned the landing even though it has been under state and county maintenance for decades. Read more in The Times and Democrat...
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According to the discharge guage near Denmark, SC, the river was flowing at about 60% of normal with a guage height of 5.75 feet. A swift current carried us downstream where we encountered no real obstacles. Below the trestle we hit a blocked passage but backtracked less than 100 yards and paddled an alternate route.