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Witch Hazel Creek Saturday, March 4, 2023

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2023 9:30 pm
Witch Hazel Creek, Saturday, March 4th, 2023. It will be a very low water run, requiring much maneuvering with lots of sliding over rocks. Photos are from Friday, March 3, about 3 pm. Tentatively meet at noon in the Walmart parking lot on Highway 7 in Mountain Valley, just south of Hot Springs Village. This 3 mile paddling trip will NOT take place unless someone joins me. The creek has many small ledges that are close together. The first ledge is the tallest at 4 feet. One portage may be required where a large fallen tree spans the creek; it has a big eddy on the upstream side. Another tree root hazard is located about a quarter mile above the take-out and requires a move to the right into an eddy. A third tree hazard about a quarter mile below the put-in requires you to stay left to pass a low, overhanging trunk. Those 3 hazards are shown in the photos below. Comment here by 10 am on Saturday to let me know you are joining in or text me at 501-681-2314. Mike Coogan