proudly displays a Duckhead Sticker at the put-in in Cedar Groove,
|Steve, on a narrow stretch of the Current near the start.|
Current is winding and quickly flowing at three times normal volume
soon began encountering the rock-walled bluffs for which the Current is
famous. Note gravel beach in distance, another characteristic of
into Welch Spring from the river. The volume of water from the
spring make a little rapid. Signs prohibit boating or swimming in
on a curve of the Current. Foliage was a bit past peak, but still
paddles the Chipewyan out of a good-sized cave on the Cedar Groove to
Pulltite stretch. The guide book says this is Cave Spring, known
for emanating 32M gallons/day of "beautiful aqua water." The high
surface flow of the Current must have buried the aqua water.
Walsek took the image at right from inside the Cave.
Photo by Bill Walsek
Steve and I walked to the far end of the empty campground and walked a nature trail there. The campground was deserted. Thus we were shocked when a group of 6 women in their 20's emerged to use the facilities near our camp site. We called them the Sirens, like in "O Brother". Where'd they come from?
paddles the Clipper out of another cave on the Pulltite to Jerktail
|Three things I know we will remember: bluffs, gravel beaches and rainy weather.|
paddling, and a bluff. Getting repetitive.
boulders, and raindrops; constant companions.
poses under a ledge where we ducked out of the rain.
under a ledge, out of the rain, to change the camera batteries.
approached Van Buren, you can see how much wider the river is.
This picture taken to try and catch a patch of sunlight that briefly
illuminated the hillside.
Godzilla pose, amidst his yard sale of gear, illustrates that spending
20 minutes in 60-degree water did affect his judgment. Bill was
taking a picture, the current swept him into a tree limb, and he was in
the water before he knew what happened.
||Partly Cloudy, 38-55 degrees
||Rain morning and afternoon,
mostly overcast while on the river
||Steady Rain, 48 - 55 degrees,
||Mostly Cloudy, 50 - 57 degrees
||unknown, I was back in
Maryland. BTW Adv.Canoe Co. Site says flood level is 5.0'