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Columbus residents kayaking down Chattahoochee River to Gulf of Mexico

Jonathan Lee and Mark King will be leaving this Saturday to travel almost 300 miles of water to reach their destination hopefully in seven days. (Source: WTVM) Jonathan Lee and Mark King will be leaving this Saturday to travel almost 300 miles of water to reach their destination hopefully in seven days. (Source: WTVM)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Two Kayak enthusiasts from the Valley will be paddling away on the Chattahoochee River in hopes to travel all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. 

Jonathan Lee and Mark King will be leaving this Saturday to travel almost 300 miles of water to reach their destination hopefully in seven days. 

Their effort was also noticed by the clothing company Salt Life, who is providing Lee and King with clothing and kayaks. 

They say for the lengthy trip, they will need 16 and 17 foot long touring kayaks versus the ones they normally use. 

"We just wanted need to do it and we put it on social media and when that happened we decided to use the GPS location for our family cause they'll be a lot of times with no cell service," Lee said.   

During the trip, Lee tells us the duo’s only source of food will be freeze dried and they'll be using a filtration system to filter water from the river itself. 

"This is just the highway to the ocean and there's so many indigenous wildlife you know when you're paddling silently in the river there's going to come a lot of places that aren't really seen often by the public or by boaters, so hopefully we'll be able to stumble across some unique wildlife,” Lee added. 

To keep up with their progress, visit their Facebook page Paddle 2 the Sea

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