Monday, May 15, 2017

North Sylamore Creek Trail, AR: Blanchard Springs to Alison- Amazing!

May 12, 2017 3:26 PM
Duration (Total) 1d 20h 14m , Distance 9.3 mi
lots of flat rocks on trail- wear an appropriate boot- more rugged towards Allison- took a tumble on some rocks- flat ones are slick!
-Tracked by kayakthemidwest, on Ramblr
3 Days and 2 nights on the south end of this incredible trail!

Day 1: Camped about a mile south of the Blanchard springs rec area....was still raining, and the creek was higher and muddy, it was an early night

Day 2: It is amazing how quickly the creek cleared morning clear water and down about 1.5 feet just overnight. This day was were we did the majority of the milage. Hiked all the way to end (Alma). Stopped at the creek to cross over- wet crossing- I would never attempt this when high. Came back and camped at Sick Rock Hollow- incredible waterfall and awesome site- about as perfect as it gets.

Day 3: Got back to the trailhead around noon- weather really was starting to warm up...incredible array of wildflowers- and the woodpeckers are going insane right now (all the bugs are hatching)
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

White River/Beaver Lake Arkansas: Great favorite paddle on higher water

May 10, 2017 2:03 PM
Duration (Total) 2h 9m 35s , Distance 5.6 mi
-Tracked by kayakthemidwest, on Ramblr
I had a couple of hours and an opportunity at one of my favorite spots to do a quick flatwater trip. Water was about 6 foot higher than when I kayaked this a few months ago- The bend at the end with the run continues to change each time we have massive floods... Rock bank is always moving- I love this time of the year – all the beautiful song birds are out- saw goldfinch and bluebird as well as the normal cast of characters of kingfishers and great blue heron's... this time of the year is amazing!
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