James River (MO) Trip On Wednesday 19 June 2019

RiverJames River
DateExternal site icon Wednesday 19 June 2019
StartHwy 65 Access
Distance4.5 miles
Crew icon CrewFilter icon Van Someren, Tom
ConditionGood - Conditions are ideal for a canoe or kayak. Boats typically will drag on fewer than one-quarter of riffles, if at all, and portages are unnecessary or rare. Normal float lengths can be attempted without a problem.
Notes icon NotesHaving floated some of the James above Kinser Bridge, I always wanted to know what the section below Kinser (to Lake Springfield) consisted of. I can now say the 3 miles of stream contained in this section are not worth doing. Having paddled upstream for 2 miles there wasn't one moment where I couldn't hear the drone of traffic noise along highway 65 and / or highway 60. If the DOJ is the McDonald's of rivers, this section should be designated as the White Castle section, simply because it's along a major highway and can only appeal to the lowest common denominator of outdoor activities.
FishingPoor - 0 - 2 fish caught
Fish icon Species(none)
Gauge icon GaugeSpringfield (07050700)
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Source icon SourceTom Van Someren
Trip ID296
Expedition ID244
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