RE: NANFA-L-- Conasauga River RedHorse Snorkel September 2004

Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- Conasauga River RedHorse Snorkel September 2004
From: Bruce Stallsmith (fundulus at
Date: Tue Sep 28 2004 - 19:05:45 CDT

So, the nude Santa Claus look-alike soaping up in the river while drinking
Bud wasn't there this time?

--Bruce Stallsmith
on the Santa Claus-free Tennessee River
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: Prizma at
>Reply-To: nanfa-l at
>To: nanfa-l at
>Subject: NANFA-L-- Conasauga River RedHorse Snorkel September 2004
>Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 18:18:58 EDT
>Conasauga River RedHorse Snorkel September 2004
>Before the season was out i wanted to get another snorkel in... and the
>Conasauga is generally warmer than other local rivers and streams so it was
>good option. The water was pleasantly still cool and even comfortable with
>wetsuit on. Visibility was about 10' of which 5' was very clear. I counted
>least 27 species Saturday and returned Sunday and added 3 more.
>Hurricane Ivan had been thru the week before and evidence of the raging
>water was everywhere. The man's house where i parked was just 2' above the
>water mark and his home's floor was built 5' above the 100 year flood. He
>made it tho they had to leave the house at 2 in the morning because of the
>rising water, wading knee deep to his truck. I understand the newly
>camping sites, culverts and parking areas higher upstream were stripped
>Nonetheless the conditions for this weekend were wonderful at the site i
>selected. I spent the entire day in the water or hiking streamside
>studying the
>carved out areas and finding pools of refuge filled w/ a variety of
>Many of these will probably end up drying out providing food for raccoons
>birds. Nature can be pretty harsh. At one location i found hundreds of
>Southern Studfish stranded in a pool all mouthing the surface of the water.
>Feeding or gathering oxygen?

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