So Rob and I did 4 days, 3 nights, 36 miles from Pulltite to Powder Mill on the Current River. Day one was beautiful and I caught several fish (see pic). We were able to get camp setup before the rain came. We thought all hell was going to break loose by looking at the sky and listening to the weather radio, but I guess the bad stuff went around us, we did get rained on but nothing bad. Friday was a very rainy day, it rained off and on all day, again nothing hard or bad. The rain did stop by the time we set up camp. Saturday was perfect, rain was gone, sunny and cool. Only saw a few jon boats,as beautiful as the day was I figured we would have seen more. Sunday and final day was just as good as Saturday, saw no one until the take out.
We saw several other groups but we were pretty much by ourselves, it was so peaceful. Saw lot's of Kingfisher's, Blue Heron's and a Green Heron. We did come across a family of river otters that were very curious about us. One swam right up to Rob's boat and popped up, couldn't get any pic's as those guys are fast. Saw several mink's and a TON of turtles.
Was a great trip - other than the whole put up take down camp daily, I decided I am not fond of that, but if you are going to river camp that is part of the deal.
We are so lucky to have this river so close to us, if you haven't yet you need to find time to do a trip on the Current!
Here is a link to the pic's - how you all enjoy!
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Wish We Could Have Been There|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Sep-23-13 11:52 AM (EST)
Looks like a nice trip. I haven't been between Roundspring and Two Rivers in a lot of years.
That's a section I liked quite a bit|
Posted by: kayamedic on Sep-23-13 1:39 PM (EST)
Roundspring to Two Rivers. Below to Big Spring..not so much
Posted by: paddledad on Sep-23-13 4:34 PM (EST)
Beautiful weather. We took out at Powder Mill on Sunday as well, about 2:30. Could be we crossed paths. We put in at Alley on Friday, hoping the rain would let us put in a little higher but it wasn't to be. Again saw wild horses, this time with a small black colt tagging along.
So jealous you saw the wild horses!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Sep-23-13 6:53 PM (EST)
We probably didn't see each other as we got off the river at 1:00 on Sunday. Where did you see the horses at? We kept our eyes out for them but never saw them. Even with the rain it was a great trip!
Maybe I was lucky but I saw on my|
Posted by: kayamedic on Sep-23-13 6:58 PM (EST)
trip past Two Rivers two herds. One upstream of Two Rivers and the other below.
Up the Jacks Fork|
Posted by: paddledad on Sep-24-13 9:14 AM (EST)
About halfway between Eminence and Two Rivers. Yes, I think there's multiple herds. Usually see them around Round Spring. We paddled within 10 feet of one mare standing on the bank.
Posted by: PJC on Sep-23-13 8:01 PM (EST)
A little rain doesn't hurt either - don't you love the sound of rain on a tent when you're all set up and cozy inside? One of life's little pleasures. Looks like full summer down there. I suppose colors will be turning when I see you in a few weeks.
Posted by: vic on Sep-23-13 9:03 PM (EST)
Looks like a good trip from your photos. I especially like the color in the sky photos 30-34.