Beautiful, pristine with fern covered 8 to 18 foot limestone banks, numerous small waterfalls, green canopy overhead and some fun rapids including a class 1 chute carved in the limestone. Water was murky.
9.2 miles. 6 hours. 85 degrees. Current about 2 mph. WFCKC trip.
Whole paddle was in the shade of overhead tree canopy. Moss and fern covered limestone banks became larger further downstream. Numerous small waterfalls entering the creek have cut openings in the limestone banks. Stunning beauty. Pristine.
Two or three times we had to cut through log jams, with a couple of pull overs, a couple of limbo logs and a couple of strainers.
Numerous little shoals with two fun rapids. The first one is small but you can hear it and round a corner and suddenly you are on your way. The second is a class I rapid with a tricky standing wave at the end adjacent to an out cropping of jagged limestone. 3 of 13 paddlers who went down the chute are confirmed to have over turned here. About a quarter mile float until you can get out of the current.
Not a lot of sandbars for pullouts but enough. At one sandbar bubbles were rising in the water. It turned out to be methane gas. Buddy borrowed a lighter and set the gas on fire. Flames shot up from the water for a few seconds and then went out. Finally he got the lighter wet and the fun was over.
We saw an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake along the creek as well as a turtle in a pasture.
We stopped to explore one cut and walked to a pretty 10 foot waterfall.
The put in and take out are steep. We used a group to pull the boats up a steep bank. Figuring out how to employ a winch would have been handy.
The roads leading to the put in and take out are very tricky country roads. We left the pavement for about three miles on Cindy Road. The take out is about three miles from town. We ate at Larrys BarBQ near Walmart.
Put In County Road 64 Bridge N31 10.230 W85 58.808
Directions to Take out starting at the walmart in Geneva. Go north on SR52 for 1.5 miles. Turn right on CR65. Takeout is 1.5 miles under bridge to right. N31 05.721 W85 57.003
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