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by Cowper
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found - PFD on Little Maumelle
Replies: 0
Views: 1123

Found - PFD on Little Maumelle

Found an almost new PFD floating in the Little Maumelle today, maybe a mile or two downstream from the Pinnacle Mountain State Park boat launch. Looks like it might have fallen or blown out of someone's boat. Let me know if you think it is yours. Can text 5 zero 1 four 72 nine 038 if you're not regi...
by Cowper
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: (2) Lost Kayaks on Upper Ouachita River - Green & Camo
Replies: 2
Views: 1191

Re: (2) Lost Kayaks on Upper Ouachita River - Green & Camo

Jim, From his last post on Facebook, I know he found the camo kayak, but at last report had not found the green Pelican. He also indicated he had motored upstream five miles from the lake, and since he found the other boat about 1.5 miles downstream of the put-in, I suspect he has now checked the Dr...
by Cowper
Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found - Recreational Kayak Paddle Cadron Creek
Replies: 0
Views: 840

Found - Recreational Kayak Paddle Cadron Creek

Found a recreational kayak paddle today on Cadron Creek, between Pinnacle Springs and Hwy 65. Based on the fact that I was looking for another paddle in exactly the same eddy just 3 days ago, I don't think it has been there long, but it had a surprising amount of slime on it so it could have been th...
by Cowper
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found Canoe Cadron Creek 8-18-2016 (RESOLVED - Owner found!)
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Re: Found Canoe Cadron Creek 8-18-2016

GREAT! I'll send you a text with Billy's contact info. He has the boat, two PFD's, one paddle. And a mesh bag. Although we were considering the possibility the boat could be stolen - we also noted the mesh bag, full of beverage cans properly contained. That's the way good people act, not the act of ...
by Cowper
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found Canoe Cadron Creek 8-18-2016 (RESOLVED - Owner found!)
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Found Canoe Cadron Creek 8-18-2016 (RESOLVED - Owner found!)

Billy Williams found a canoe in the Daddy's Knee area (between Pinnacle Springs and Hwy 65) today. He was able to free it and bring it downstream, now we just need to find the rightful owner. I don't want to offend anyone, but if you claim the boat, I'm going to ask for some ID, because the boat use...
by Cowper
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: I found some stuff, can I keep it?
Replies: 1
Views: 6110

I found some stuff, can I keep it?

[Note: I put a variation of this post under the “Arkansas Laws” thread; if you read that you don’t need to read this one too.] So, can I keep it? Well, it depends... You might ask, but don’t Marine Salvage laws say I can I just keep the stuff I find? The short answer is no, that is not what they say...
by Cowper
Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Arkansas Laws - What every paddler needs to know
Replies: 1
Views: 12140

Re: Arkansas Laws - What every paddler needs to know

I wanted to update this thread to touch on another topic - the question: "I found a boat, can I keep it?" (I'll touch on other gear too.) Many people have some misguided belief that if they find a boat in the river, there is some type of Maritime Salvage law or "finders keepers" rule that applies. A...
by Cowper
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Cell Phone
Replies: 5
Views: 2563

Re: Cell Phone

My wife has an iPhone 6+ and is very happy with it. Everyone knows the screen is bigger than the 6, but you may not have heard the battery life is also considerably better than the 6. Between the 5s and 6 - ??? I don't know. I'm just suggesting see if the battery life is different since that matters...
by Cowper
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Little Missouri River Sunday July 24
Replies: 10
Views: 1984

Re: Little Missouri River Sunday July 24

I'm coming. Debbie too.
by Cowper
Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found - NRS type strap, SRO Take out Sunday June 12, 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 949

Found - NRS type strap, SRO Take out Sunday June 12, 2016

Somebody left an almost new strap on the ground to the left of the take out ramp at SRO, almost certain it would have been someone from our River School. I mean, it's REALLY nice, got to be almost brand new. I like it so much, I'm not going to say the length or the color, just that it is NOT NRS bra...
by Cowper
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost lime green Dagger
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Re: Lost lime green Dagger

This has me thinking, maybe we need another "pinnned" post that says something like "I found a boat, can I keep it?" Many people have some misguided belief that if they find a boat in the river, there is some type of Maritime Salvage law or "finders keepers" rule that applies. I don't know the speci...
by Cowper
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Buffalo Cleanup, Kyles to Erbie, Wednesday 6/8/2016
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Buffalo Cleanup, Kyles to Erbie, Wednesday 6/8/2016

Nine of us made it - level was 2.25' at Ponca. Put this down as the minimum level for this section, but that said, the water clarity and the scenery were both fantastic and I'd do it at this level again in a heartbeat. Got something approaching 400# of trash out of the river. Photos here: https://ww...
by Cowper
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Buffalo Cleanup, Kyles to Erbie, Wednesday 6/8/2016
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Buffalo Cleanup, Kyles to Erbie, Wednesday 6/8/2016

After getting several reports that there is a fair amount of litter just downstream of Kyles Landing, I've decided to do an "end of season" cleanup of this section. Section: Kyles to Erbie Distance: 5.7 miles Pace: Slow. We're looking for litter, and stopping when we see it. Meet: Buffalo River Cano...
by Cowper
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beer Tipper, She's Back
Replies: 16
Views: 2288

Re: Beer Tipper, She's Back

Sounds like good news!

On a similar note, yesterday it seemed to me that Gray Rock on the Buffalo is also trying to make a return. Yesterday I saw more current going toward the rock than I have seen in years; I think maybe at very low levels it will once again cause some problems for newer boaters.
by Cowper
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little Buffalo River
Replies: 11
Views: 2842

Re: Little Buffalo River

Tom Kennon might eventually run across this and give us a more specific insight into why some rivers were included, while others were not. I think it simply boils down to so many rivers, so few days... he put together a great resource, but it just wasn't possible to cover every river in the state, s...