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north east ar info needed

Post by shawn_rackley81 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:34 pm

Ok..... so on a hiking excursion I discovered a possible creek run in a canyon. Its always dry until flood conditions. There is possibly several good Class III drops. The last flood we had in the area I scouted from cliff tops and looks runable. The creek is called hall's creek. And the canyon formation is called needles eye. Was wondering if any one had ever ran this? Also I was wondering if anyone would like to help me scout it when it's down and walkable. If this spot pans out its the only class three in my area of northeast Ar. I however am new to whitewater kayaking and don't know how to gauge stuff well. So it being a three is pure speculation on my behalf. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
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Post by magicmike » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:41 pm

Shawn- my brother in law is from Pocahontas, I'll holler at him and see if he knows anything about it. -M-
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Post by shawn_rackley81 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:46 pm

magicmike wrote:Shawn- my brother in law is from Pocahontas, I'll holler at him and see if he knows anything about it. -M-
Awesome!!!! Yeah it's right up the road in ravenden springs is where it is. Its a mini run 1/2 mile give or take. Its supposed to rain here tomorrow. I would load my boat up. But ya know. If I do that it won't even rain lol. :NoNo:

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Post by magicmike » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:21 pm

Just talked with brother in , he's never heard of it. Might be a first decent. Go for it and post pics.-M- :thumbup:
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Post by CSH » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:36 pm

I'm interested in checking it out sometime.
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Post by shawn_rackley81 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:51 pm

CSH wrote:I'm interested in checking it out sometime.
Awesome! I did an altimeter Dry walk the other day. Said it was just under a quarter mile. And dropping around 30 feet in that distance. Keep in mind this was done with a cell phone app without service in area so it was running from satellite. Heard this was least accurate. Run could be lengthened by starting up stream further. But there's a dam that has to be portaged I would assume it makes a bad hole. I have pics on my phone but don't know how to post em.

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Post by Ouachitoff » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:14 pm

Cool. Looking forward to some pics!
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Post by shawn_rackley81 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:18 pm

I have been trying to load some pictures since last night. Only internet I have is my phone and it won't let me load them. I will try to post some pics asap. Or if someone wants me to text them to them I could do that also. Next flood we get in the area will bring this up to runable. For probably a day or so. Not much of a watershed to this place.

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Post by SteveGabbard » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:00 pm

If you are using an iPhone try the tapatalk app. It makes viewing the board and posting pics a lot easier on a phone.

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Post by sig » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:17 pm

^^^ second what Steve said. Worth the $2-$3.
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Post by shawn_rackley81 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:36 pm

here's the dam. Thanks for the advice on tapatalk. Did I mention the rebar also? Lol
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Post by shawn_rackley81 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:38 pm

Down stream side of first drop. Boulders are about 8ft tall. Hard to judge size from these photos
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Post by Roger » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:53 pm

Not too surprised that you found something like that up there in the northeast part of our state. If you continue in a northeastern direction on to Illinois, you will come to a geographical feature called Garden of The Gods. Here's a shot of the area:

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There is the theory that this area in Southern Illlinois is simply a part/extension of the Ozark Plateau.
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Post by shawn_rackley81 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:28 pm

Wow! That looks awesome roger. Thanks. I'm going to look into that place.

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Post by shawn_rackley81 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:37 pm

Lookin down stream into the next drop. Can't tell by the picture but it's about 4foot tall
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