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Spring 2015 has been a very wet one. We have had flooding, high river levels, and jungle like foliage. I think sometimes I have been transplanted to the rain forest.
We finally get a chance to get on the Buffalo River with our raft. The river had been closed for a while because of high river levels. Today the level is 4.5 which is on the upper end of optimal...a good level for a raft.
Before I continue writing about this trip, I will back up and ...
... decided King's Bluff and went counterclockwise on the 2.1-mile loop.
Very narrow path not well maintained, nearly overtaken by weeds and bushes hanging over the trail.
Nice Bluff views of forested mountains and valley; not much of a waterfall. Took the road path back to the parking lot (path to left of sign). Talked with man that did both loops; he liked Pedestal Rocks one better. ...
... walk ever to a falls; flat path along a small stream.
Because of all the rain, the falls were picture perfect!
The drive getting here was another story--3-mile curvy, sometimes steep dirt road; thankful for 4-wheel drive.
Tip for getting here: On Hwy-74, there is a sign to the Orr Boy Scout Camp; the dirt road is ...
... delicious for breakfast.
Bread basket has "nibblers" of the different breads--so good.
Philly cheesesteak on asaigo cheese bread, fantastic;
chicken salad sandwich on woodstock bread and potato bacon soup, very good.
Couldn't resist their homemade desserts--good chocolate gnash cake; hard to believe they were out of bread pudding.
Poured rain ...
... 17 miles! (Biggest mile day so far! Woo!)
Camped on the west crossing of Hurricane Creek - The tent area was all SAND! Pleasing to the feet but I still have sand in my tent and I am sure it will never leave.
Day 9: 14 miles
Camped on Fairview. A thunderstorm was rolling in and we were camping at probably the worst spot on the entire trail to weather a storm. With an elevation of over 2000ft, wind just rips through the hill top. There ...