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I went to the beautiful Henson Creek Valley on Thursday last week. Just a 5 days after a flood, the creek looks beautiful. First photo is old bridge abutment leading to the now Private “Diamond Cave”, the second is upstream about 1 mile above the Cave on CR 20. Taken with a Canon 1DS Mark III with a Canon EF 17-40L IS Lens:

Old Diamond Cave Bridge abutment

Old Diamond Cave Bridge abutment

Above Diamond Cave

Above Diamond Cave

 

 

 

 

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Last week we had a 2.14 inches of rain. In the high country that precipitation brings the creeks and rivers up and that affords some on the finest scenery in the US in my opinion. For instance, Henson Creek between Ponca and Parthenon fall approximately 460 feet in 4 miles or 115 feet per mile. It is floatable by Kayak for a short time most years.

Next, there is Shop Creek, which empties into the Little Buffalo in Parthenon. It also has a gradient of 80-100 feet per mile in it’s floatable stretches. In can be floated from a few miles below Alum Cove (the natural bridge) to its confluence with the Little Buffalo and is a beautiful run. Of course, most of these floats are on private property and necessary arrangements need to be made.

From the middle of February through May is a great time to get out and view these sections of these outstanding creeks. The Boston Mountains are is as scenic as the southern and middle Appalachian Mountains and much closer to Springfield MO, Little Rock, AR., Memphis TN, and Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK.

Here are some photos from last week, 2 days after the rains:

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