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Message started by Quentin on Mar 15th, 2018 at 10:21am

Title: Re: Padling Arkansas / Buffallo River (?)
Post by azalea on Apr 3rd, 2021 at 1:33am
I lived in southern illinios for 6 years and did the bufflao once, and the current and elven points multiple times.  Do  not recall that much about the buffalo but similar experieince to the other two.

And yes watch the weather foecasts.  On one of the weekend river trips in Missouri, heavy storms upstream one day out led to flooding.  We pulled off at a spot that had some higher ground and watched the river rise FAST. Sat around the next day and was too dangerous to continue.  Finally left Monday morning, with water still high.  It was difficult to even know where the main river channel was.  Eventually one canoe flipped (spring, very cold water), so we all pulled out onto a field.  Built a fire to warm the dunked.  Luckily a road was nearby and one of us hitched a ride to our waiting vehicle.  No cell phones in those days, so a number of worried people were glad when they finally heard from us.

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