Santa sighted on Cedar Creek, NJ Pine Barrens
1997 New Year's Day Paddle

New Year's Day, Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Canoeists: Kelhi and Jürgen Englerth
Canoe: Grabner Outside (inflatable)
Put-in: Double Trouble Statepark Headquarters
Take-out: Western Boulevard
Distance: 3 miles
Weather: very cold
Time: 1 hour

We were participating in the traditional annual New Year's Day Paddle on Cedar Creek. Some of the regulars told us that there were about 80 canoes on the river that day and that it was the coldest New Year's Day on record.

At the put-in we met Santa Claus, who had traded his sleigh for a red canoe after the holidays.

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