For Fathers Day weekend we headed to North Central Arkansas and floated in some swamps. On Saturday we floated part of the Cache River. Going in I was worried about snakes (we only saw one), and well, I wasn’t sure if gators got that far North (they don’t). What I should have been worried about was navigation. Hint: If you decide to do this you might want to use a GPS or at least get very clear directions from someone who is familiar with the river. We ended up turning around and paddling upstream two hours, and getting assistance from some people who had a private cabin on the river. Oh, the kindness of strangers!
It was an amazing place with the bald cypress and tupelo trees growing in the coffee-with-cream colored water. We heard and saw some woodpeckers, and we’re just going to claim that one of them was the back-from-extinction, ivory-billed woodpecker.
On Sunday we floated an hour into the Bayou DeView.
And last, but not least, on the way home we stopped at Blanchard Caverns, took a cave tour, and hiked the short distance to the spring.