Trip List for 2021

DateStateRiverStartEndDistanceConditionFishingDetails
Click for details2021-08-20 MO Eleven Point River Whitten Riverton Total trip distance: 8.0 miles8.0 Good Poor SMBSMB Feistner
Schroeppel
Feistner; Schroeppel
Water was absolutely great and there were not many floaters. River was just high enough to enable a kayak/canoe to navigate almost every riffle without hitting rocks. The float took us about 5.5 hours with a few stops. Water is pretty chilly though if you are a swimmer. The "good" rating goes down to 300 cfs. It may be a challenge to pick your way through the riffles with only 300 cfs. Expect to hit a some rocks and maybe get hung up in a few. Halls Bay Chute makes for a fun little drop a couple of miles from the end. Rained pretty hard just as we were taking out. Highly recommend this stretch of river.Water was absolutely great and there were not many floaters. River was just high enough to enable a kayak/canoe to navigate almost every riffle without hitting rocks. The float took us about 5.5 hours with a few stops. Water is pretty chilly though if you are a swimmer. The USGS Gauge Data:
Bardley (07071500)
Discharge: 628
Height: 3.24
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Bardley (07071500)<br />Discharge: 628<br />Height: 3.24
Source: FeistnerSource: Feistner
Click for details2021-08-03 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good None NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Copeland, Bryan
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Copeland, Bryan; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
This trip was to celebrate Andrea's 33rd birthday. The weather was beautiful, the water level was nearly perfect with clear, flowing water. A few people were on the river but it wasn't too bad. Tom had too much to drink and Renee was hungover and Marianne was sleepy for some reason. But the rest of us had a good time and Julian used a rope swing for the first time on this trip.This trip was to celebrate Andrea's 33rd birthday. The weather was beautiful, the water level was nearly perfect with clear, flowing water. A few people were on the river but it wasn't too bad. Tom had too much to drink and Renee was hungover and Marianne was sleepy for some reason. But the rest of us had a good time and Julian used a rope swing for the first time on this trip. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 137
Height: 2.65
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 137<br />Height: 2.65
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2021-07-26 MO Current River Pulltite Round Spring Total trip distance: 9.0 miles9.0 Good Fair SMBSMB Barton, Adam
Brothers, Brendan
Denbow, Grant
Kromrey, Mike
Sanders, Caleb
Barton, Adam; Brothers, Brendan; Denbow, Grant; Kromrey, Mike; Sanders, Caleb
A wonderful July day on the river with some smallmouth caught in the deep holes near boulders. We were on the river about 1000 and off by 1545 with stops for lunch and hiking to the various springs along the river. This is one of the most beautiful floats in all of Missouri and the shuttle distance is only about 10 miles and less than 20 minutes.A wonderful July day on the river with some smallmouth caught in the deep holes near boulders. We were on the river about 1000 and off by 1545 with stops for lunch and hiking to the various springs along the river. This is one of the most beautiful floats in all of Missouri and the shuttle distance is only about 10 miles and less than 20 minutes. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 264
Height: 0.95
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 264<br />Height: 0.95
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2021-07-25 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Poor NoneNone Brown, Lucy
Hesington, Craig
Milligan, Jane
Mohr, Lelly
Romano, David
Romano, Hannah
Van Someren, Tom
Wantland, Larry
Brown, Lucy; Hesington, Craig; Milligan, Jane; Mohr, Lelly; Romano, David; Romano, Hannah; Van Someren, Tom; Wantland, Larry
This was billed as a "Meet Your Officers & River Clean-up" float for the River Access Coalition group. The weather was great (despite a very brief thundershower) and the water was flowing nicely. So naturally so were the number of other outdoor enthusiasts on the river. It wasn't a full-on Schmuck-a-rama, but the number of people the Hooten Town outfitters was releasing into the river, it was close. Still, an enjoyable day was had on the DoJ.This was billed as a USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 820
Height: 4.25
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 820<br />Height: 4.25
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2021-07-21 MO Salt River Bluff View Indian Camp Total trip distance: 18.7 miles18.7 High None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Osborn, Daniel
Osborn, Hannah
Edmond, Brian; Osborn, Daniel; Osborn, Hannah
The access below the reregulation dam was closed but we took the foot path to the river and put in there. This might have taken a bit off this trip distance but not much. We pushed off about 1230 hours and took out at 1740 hours. At the end, we found an exhausted and nearly drowned groundhog that we gently put up in the vegetation. S/he couldn't even move from the boat ramp. This was Daniel and Hannah's first float trip as newlyweds!The access below the reregulation dam was closed but we took the foot path to the river and put in there. This might have taken a bit off this trip distance but not much. We pushed off about 1230 hours and took out at 1740 hours. At the end, we found an exhausted and nearly drowned groundhog that we gently put up in the vegetation. S/he couldn't even move from the boat ramp. This was Daniel and Hannah's first float trip as newlyweds! USGS Gauge Data:
New London (05508000)
Discharge: 9490
Height: 11.21
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />New London (05508000)<br />Discharge: 9490<br />Height: 11.21
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2021-07-19 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good None NoneNone Feistner
Osborn
Feistner; Osborn
What a great Monday. River was just a bit murky due to it being a little higher than normal for this time of the year, but otherwise, couldn't have been better. Just enough current to push us steadily down river and make the river a bit easier to navigate in the shallow areas. Weather was gorgeous too. We did help another family who had a canoe "tipover" on the riffle right above the M Highway bridge. Everyone should be alert right there. Otherwise, float was incident free and a great day to be on the river.What a great Monday. River was just a bit murky due to it being a little higher than normal for this time of the year, but otherwise, couldn't have been better. Just enough current to push us steadily down river and make the river a bit easier to navigate in the shallow areas. Weather was gorgeous too. We did help another family who had a canoe USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 387
Height: 3.26
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 387<br />Height: 3.26
Source: FeistnerSource: Feistner
Click for details2021-07-03 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Poor NoneNone Brown, Lucy
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Julian
Ligon, Adalia
Ligon, Day
Ligon, Elseya
Romano, David
Romano, Hannah Brown
Tom Van Someren
Brown, Lucy; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elseya; Romano, David; Romano, Hannah Brown; Tom Van Someren
This was a beautiful trip on the Finley with the water levels nearly perfect. We got a late start due to previous obligations (about 1430 hours) and got off the river around 1930 hours. We had two canoes and kayaks. This was Adalia's first solo trip in a kayak. Elseya was in my kayak for most of the trip. Hannah turned out to be very good and independent in a kayak. Julian, of course, was an old pro. Due to the holiday weekend, we did see a few other people on the river but it wasn't bad. Day bought Keystone Light for Darrell McHaffie at the put-in and Tom delivered some gift cards to Ed Underwood at the takeout spot.This was a beautiful trip on the Finley with the water levels nearly perfect. We got a late start due to previous obligations (about 1430 hours) and got off the river around 1930 hours. We had two canoes and kayaks. This was Adalia's first solo trip in a kayak. Elseya was in my kayak for most of the trip. Hannah turned out to be very good and independent in a kayak. Julian, of course, was an old pro. Due to the holiday weekend, we did see a few other people on the river but it wasn't bad. Day bought Keystone Light for Darrell McHaffie at the put-in and Tom delivered some gift cards to Ed Underwood at the takeout spot. USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 380
Height: 2.08
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 380<br />Height: 2.08
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2021-06-19 MO Niangua River Moon Valley Bennett Spring Total trip distance: 7.9 miles7.9 Good Good GSF
SMB
GSF, SMB
Barton, Adam Barton, ScottBarton, Adam
Barton, Scott We were on the river by 6:45am and had it to ourselves until we got close to Bennett Spring. The is a huge log jam about 1.5 miles downstream of Moon Valley that created a secondary channel and resulted in a 20 minute detour with a few portages. We dragged on about half the riffles, so I would not want to float this section at too much lower of a level. Several deep long pools exist in this section, which would be great for fishing on a cooler day. Overall the fishing was excellent between 7:00am-9:00am, but lowly tapered off as the day warmed up. The water was murkier than usual which was odd given the river level. Once we reached where Bennett Spring Branch discharges into the river, the water cleared up and felt amazing to swim in.We were on the river by 6:45am and had it to ourselves until we got close to Bennett Spring. The is a huge log jam about 1.5 miles downstream of Moon Valley that created a secondary channel and resulted in a 20 minute detour with a few portages. We dragged on about half the riffles, so I would not want to float this section at too much lower of a level. Several deep long pools exist in this section, which would be great for fishing on a cooler day. Overall the fishing was excellent between 7:00am-9:00am, but lowly tapered off as the day warmed up. The water was murkier than usual which was odd given the river level. Once we reached where Bennett Spring Branch discharges into the river, the water cleared up and felt amazing to swim in. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 173
Height: 1.29
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 173<br />Height: 1.29
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2021-06-13 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Poor NoneNone Dudenhoeffer, Todd
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Julian
Van Someren, Tom
Dudenhoeffer, Todd; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom
The river was moving swiftly but not dangerously so. There were a few tricky spots, one of which turned Joseph over in a pretty bad spot. We lost some gear and some pride but he was okay. Julian did a great job paddling through all of the obstacles and he and I were the only ones who didn't flip this day. Renee and Marianne were invited but declined for some unknown reason (probably because they thought the water would be higher than it was).The river was moving swiftly but not dangerously so. There were a few tricky spots, one of which turned Joseph over in a pretty bad spot. We lost some gear and some pride but he was okay. Julian did a great job paddling through all of the obstacles and he and I were the only ones who didn't flip this day. Renee and Marianne were invited but declined for some unknown reason (probably because they thought the water would be higher than it was). USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 595
Height: 2.58
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 595<br />Height: 2.58
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2021-06-05 MO Flat Creek Stubblefield Rt EE Total trip distance: 14.0 miles14.0 High None NoneNone Eakins, Danielle
Eth, Joe
Haun, Korey
Van Someren, Tom
Wilson, Ryan
Eakins, Danielle; Eth, Joe; Haun, Korey; Van Someren, Tom; Wilson, Ryan
The water was flowing along quickly, but not dangerously so. Care had to be taken, though, around one downed tree across the river. And two other partially submerged logs managed to tip a member of our crew twice (I think). I'd consider this water level near the top of our personal "High" level mark.The water was flowing along quickly, but not dangerously so. Care had to be taken, though, around one downed tree across the river. And two other partially submerged logs managed to tip a member of our crew twice (I think). I'd consider this water level near the top of our personal USGS Gauge Data:
Jenkins (07052820)
Discharge: 819
Height: 5.90
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Jenkins (07052820)<br />Discharge: 819<br />Height: 5.90
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2021-05-30 MO Woods Fork Busiek Bull Creek Total trip distance: 5.5 miles3.0 Good None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Milligan, Jane
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Milligan, Jane; Van Someren, Tom
The water flow was just barely high enough for Woods Fork today. There were several places where we had to get out and pull boats through a riffle or even portage around obstacles. At one point, Tom and I both got our chainsaws stuck in a green sycamore and had to work to pull them out. This was a challenging and technical stretch of the river but it wasn't particularly dangerous or problematic.The water flow was just barely high enough for Woods Fork today. There were several places where we had to get out and pull boats through a riffle or even portage around obstacles. At one point, Tom and I both got our chainsaws stuck in a green sycamore and had to work to pull them out. This was a challenging and technical stretch of the river but it wasn't particularly dangerous or problematic. No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2021-05-30 MO Bull Creek Woods Fork Dry Hollow Road Total trip distance: 5.5 miles2.5 Good None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Milligan, Jane
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Milligan, Jane; Van Someren, Tom
This was a great day to paddle Bull Creek. The water was crystal clear (as usual) but was high enough to move with only a few places where we dragged.This was a great day to paddle Bull Creek. The water was crystal clear (as usual) but was high enough to move with only a few places where we dragged. USGS Gauge Data:
Walnut Shade (07053810)
Discharge: 683
Height: 3.92
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Walnut Shade (07053810)<br />Discharge: 683<br />Height: 3.92
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2021-05-29 MO Swan Creek Garrison Hulls Ford Road Total trip distance: 14.3 miles14.3 High None NoneNone Barton, Adam
Hulett, John
Hulett, Michelle
Pendergraft, Laurel
Barton, Adam; Hulett, John; Hulett, Michelle; Pendergraft, Laurel
The river was MOVING today, which was an understatement. Swan Creek was the only floatable water within a hundred miles of Springfield. After rainfall brought up mostly all of the streams in the area to flood stage yesterday, the creek was rolling with many haystacks over four feet tall. The section below Garrison and above AA Bridge was brisk but not too bad, but between AA and Hulls Ford was a different animal. Some riffles were a couple hundred yards long and the haystacks just got bigger the further we went. My kayak was swamped twice which caused me to rollout into the current due to being submerged in the middle of a riffle. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND SWAN CREEK TO BEGINNERS when the Bull Creek discharge is over 800 cfs or so. Please be careful between AA Bridge and Hulls Ford Road, as it is for experienced paddlers only. Definitely need a skit or different boat for next time.The river was MOVING today, which was an understatement. Swan Creek was the only floatable water within a hundred miles of Springfield. After rainfall brought up mostly all of the streams in the area to flood stage yesterday, the creek was rolling with many haystacks over four feet tall. The section below Garrison and above AA Bridge was brisk but not too bad, but between AA and Hulls Ford was a different animal. Some riffles were a couple hundred yards long and the haystacks just got bigger the further we went. My kayak was swamped twice which caused me to rollout into the current due to being submerged in the middle of a riffle. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND SWAN CREEK TO BEGINNERS when the Bull Creek discharge is over 800 cfs or so. Please be careful between AA Bridge and Hulls Ford Road, as it is for experienced paddlers only. Definitely need a skit or different boat for next time. No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2021-05-15 AR Buffalo River Baker Ford Gilbert Total trip distance: 9.7 miles9.7 Good None NoneNone Feistner
Osborn
Feistner; Osborn
Water was absolutely perfect for floating. We put in around 10 and took out around 3. River was moderately crowded for a Friday. The agents checked some boats for life vests prior to putting in a Baker. Also, several pickups that were non-4WD got stuck on the gravel bar at Gilbert. I ended up having to pull one out that was blocking the main drive area. Based on that, 2WD vehicles should park with care at the take out location.Water was absolutely perfect for floating. We put in around 10 and took out around 3.
River was moderately crowded for a Friday. The agents checked some boats for life vests prior to putting in a Baker. Also, several pickups that were non-4WD got stuck on the gravel bar at Gilbert. I ended up having to pull one out that was blocking the main drive area. Based on that, 2WD vehicles should park with care at the take out location. USGS Gauge Data:
Saint Joe (07056000)
Discharge: 1160
Height: 5.60
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Saint Joe (07056000)<br />Discharge: 1160<br />Height: 5.60
Source: FeistnerSource: Feistner
Click for details2021-05-08 MO Beaver Creek CR 437 Brownbranch Total trip distance: 4.5 miles4.5 High Great LMB
RB
RSF
SMB
LMB, RB, RSF, SMB
Barton, Adam
Barton, Scott
Barton, Adam; Barton, Scott
We had the creek to ourselves on a Saturday due to rain falling in the morning. The water was up and flowing a little too fast for adequate fishing conditions, but we still caught tons of rock bass and smallmouth. There were a couple of tricky portages around some trees and rapids, but overall it turned into a beautiful afternoon on the water. I would recommend the area below Brownbranch for better fishing.We had the creek to ourselves on a Saturday due to rain falling in the morning. The water was up and flowing a little too fast for adequate fishing conditions, but we still caught tons of rock bass and smallmouth. There were a couple of tricky portages around some trees and rapids, but overall it turned into a beautiful afternoon on the water. I would recommend the area below Brownbranch for better fishing. USGS Gauge Data:
Bradleyville (07054080)
Discharge: 679
Height: 4.60
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Bradleyville (07054080)<br />Discharge: 679<br />Height: 4.60
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2021-05-01 MO Current River Ceadargrove Pulltite Total trip distance: 17.2 miles17.2 High None NoneNone Barton, Adam
Barton, Brooke
Barton, Scott
Barton, Melinda
Hulett, John
Hulett, Michelle
Pendergraft, Jonathan
Pendergraft, Laurel
Barton, Adam; Barton, Brooke; Barton, Scott; Barton, Melinda; Hulett, John; Hulett, Michelle; Pendergraft, Jonathan; Pendergraft, Laurel
Recent rainfall had elevated the river in the middle of the week. The water was turbid and moved along steady. No need to gain speed, just steering was required. Average speed was between 4-5 mph, and many gravel bars were underwater, reducing the amount of stopping points. The river was still beautiful at this height, but not near as pretty as it usually is at lower water levels.Recent rainfall had elevated the river in the middle of the week. The water was turbid and moved along steady. No need to gain speed, just steering was required. Average speed was between 4-5 mph, and many gravel bars were underwater, reducing the amount of stopping points. The river was still beautiful at this height, but not near as pretty as it usually is at lower water levels. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 1130
Height: 2.29
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 1130<br />Height: 2.29
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2021-05-01 MO Camp Creek Busiek (Shooting Range) Woods Fork Total trip distance: 6.2 miles0.7 Low None NoneNone Williams, Sarah
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah; Van Someren, Tom
This day-trip consisted of floating three streams consecutively: Camp Creek, Woods Fork, and Bull Creek. Camp Creek truly is a small creek, but it can be successfully navigated after a strong rain. Our experience this day was less than optimal as we were about a day late in catching it with high enough water. While it did have enough water flowing through it we scraped in many spots and had to pull our kayaks over one spot with a small waterfall. The rest of the float (Woods Fork and Bull Creek) had excellent water with only two spots where we had to portage our kayaks around obstructions (one right before the confluence of Woods Fork into Bull Creek).This day-trip consisted of floating three streams consecutively: Camp Creek, Woods Fork, and Bull Creek. Camp Creek truly is a small creek, but it can be successfully navigated after a strong rain. Our experience this day was less than optimal as we were about a day late in catching it with high enough water. While it did have enough water flowing through it we scraped in many spots and had to pull our kayaks over one spot with a small waterfall. The rest of the float (Woods Fork and Bull Creek) had excellent water with only two spots where we had to portage our kayaks around obstructions (one right before the confluence of Woods Fork into Bull Creek). No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2021-05-01 MO Woods Fork Camp Creek Bull Creek Total trip distance: 6.2 miles3.0 Good None NoneNone Williams, Sarah
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah; Van Someren, Tom
This day-trip consisted of floating three streams consecutively: Camp Creek, Woods Fork, and Bull Creek. Camp Creek truly is a small creek, but it can be successfully navigated after a strong rain. Our experience this day was less than optimal as we were about a day late in catching it with high enough water. While it did have enough water flowing through it we scraped in many spots and had to pull our kayaks over one spot with a small waterfall. The rest of the float (Woods Fork and Bull Creek) had excellent water with only two spots where we had to portage our kayaks around obstructions (one right before the confluence of Woods Fork into Bull Creek..This day-trip consisted of floating three streams consecutively: Camp Creek, Woods Fork, and Bull Creek. Camp Creek truly is a small creek, but it can be successfully navigated after a strong rain. Our experience this day was less than optimal as we were about a day late in catching it with high enough water. While it did have enough water flowing through it we scraped in many spots and had to pull our kayaks over one spot with a small waterfall. The rest of the float (Woods Fork and Bull Creek) had excellent water with only two spots where we had to portage our kayaks around obstructions (one right before the confluence of Woods Fork into Bull Creek.. No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2021-05-01 MO Bull Creek Woods Fork Dry Hollow Road Total trip distance: 6.2 miles2.5 Good None NoneNone Williams, Sarah
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah; Van Someren, Tom
This day-trip consisted of floating three streams consecutively: Camp Creek, Woods Fork, and Bull Creek. Camp Creek truly is a small creek, but it can be successfully navigated after a strong rain. Our experience this day was less than optimal as we were about a day late in catching it with high enough water. While it did have enough water flowing through it we scraped in many spots and had to pull our kayaks over one spot with a small waterfall. The rest of the float (Woods Fork and Bull Creek) had excellent water with only two spots where we had to portage our kayaks around obstructions (one right before the confluence of Woods Fork into Bull Creek.This day-trip consisted of floating three streams consecutively: Camp Creek, Woods Fork, and Bull Creek. Camp Creek truly is a small creek, but it can be successfully navigated after a strong rain. Our experience this day was less than optimal as we were about a day late in catching it with high enough water. While it did have enough water flowing through it we scraped in many spots and had to pull our kayaks over one spot with a small waterfall. The rest of the float (Woods Fork and Bull Creek) had excellent water with only two spots where we had to portage our kayaks around obstructions (one right before the confluence of Woods Fork into Bull Creek. USGS Gauge Data:
Walnut Shade (07053810)
Discharge: 719
Height: 4.00
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Walnut Shade (07053810)<br />Discharge: 719<br />Height: 4.00
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2021-04-27 MO Finley River Johns Ford Road Reed Road Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Poor NoneNone Copeland, Bryan
Copeland, Layla
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Copeland, Bryan; Copeland, Layla; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
The water level was just about perfect except for a couple short spots where the bottoms of our boats scraped over wide gravel bar areas out in the middle of the stream. There are two new trees that have fallen across the river. One (about 200 yards past the snarly mess that I cleared away last summer, which was just below where Patterson Spring enters) blocks the stream making a quick portage around it the smart choice. The 2nd downed tree is about a mile further downstream. Both trees could be cleared in about 45 minutes and 15 minutes respectively, with a couple chainsaws and helpers. The first downed tree managed to dump me, as I stupidly wasn't able to thread the needle through it properly due to the swift current and overconfidence. Even more stupidly, I lost my cell phone from capsizing. Searching for it we were unsuccessful in locating it. However, hiking back to the spot the following morning with a facemask and snorkel I managed to find it. (YESSSSS! 💪) Thankfully I did, because 4 hours later the river rose nearly 1400 CFS into flood stage. 😨The water level was just about perfect except for a couple short spots where the bottoms of our boats scraped over wide gravel bar areas out in the middle of the stream. There are two new trees that have fallen across the river. One (about 200 yards past the snarly mess that I cleared away last summer, which was just below where Patterson Spring enters) blocks the stream making a quick portage around it the smart choice. The 2nd downed tree is about a mile further downstream. Both trees could be cleared in about 45 minutes and 15 minutes respectively, with a couple chainsaws and helpers. The first downed tree managed to dump me, as I stupidly wasn't able to thread the needle through it properly due to the swift current and overconfidence. Even more stupidly, I lost my cell phone from capsizing. Searching for it we were unsuccessful in locating it. However, hiking back to the spot the following morning with a facemask and snorkel I managed to find it. (YESSSSS! 💪) Thankfully I did, because 4 hours later the river rose nearly 1400 CFS into flood stage. 😨 USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 396
Height: 2.12
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 396<br />Height: 2.12
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2021-03-07 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Poor NoneNone Barton, Adam
Barton, Brooke
Pendergraft, Jonathan
Pendergraft, Laurel
Barton, Adam; Barton, Brooke; Pendergraft, Jonathan; Pendergraft, Laurel
A beautiful March afternoon to float in SW Missouri! We put in around 1330 and were off by 1645. Did not stop much due to ample current and flow. Fishing was non-existent despite good efforts. It is not the best stretch of river to float by any means, but it'll do in a pinch this time of year. Ready for spring!A beautiful March afternoon to float in SW Missouri! We put in around 1330 and were off by 1645. Did not stop much due to ample current and flow. Fishing was non-existent despite good efforts. It is not the best stretch of river to float by any means, but it'll do in a pinch this time of year. Ready for spring! USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 267
Height: 2.98
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 267<br />Height: 2.98
Source: BartonSource: Barton

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Trip Summary for 2021

Miles159.3
Trips18
Rivers13
Countries1
States2
People46
Dates17
Years1
Months6
Rows21
Sources4

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