Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin
At about one million acres, the Atchafalayla Basin is the nation's largest river swamp. Its cypress-tupelo swamps are the biggest remaining contiguous tract of coastal cypress in the U.S. Some of these wonderful giants approach 1,000 years old. I had the great pleasure of spending a few days kayaking through some stands of these magnificent trees. Locations included Lake Faussee Pointe, Bayou Benoit, and Lake Martin. Here are some highlights from that trip. More to come later.