Lakes and Creeks

Small Falls on Long Creek. 2 pictures

Looking up Long Creek (east). Hercules Glades – Day Two.

Ice falls – In ‘Deep Hollow.’ One-minute read, 3 pictures

Gurgling – it was interesting listening and watching the creek flowing under the ice. I stopped here to refill my water bottle. Hercules Glades – Day One.

Stopped for lunch

Photograph of Gary Allman drinking a cup of tea by some small falls on the Big Piney Trail, Paddy Creek Wilderness. November 2020.

Lunch Break on the Big Piney Trail – here I am, sheltering from the rain by some small falls, while I have a cup of tea and heat up my lunch. 2 pictures

Camped above Little Paddy Creek – Paddy Creek Wilderness Day Three. 2 pictures

Photograph taken in the late fall of 2020 where the Big Piney Trail crosses Paddy Creek, Paddy Creek Wilderness.

Paddy Creek – Three-fifteen, and I’d only just crossed Paddy Creek. With a long way to go, I stopped just long enough to fill up with water and take a picture.

Bones – I say it every winter. I love this time of year when the bones of the land are laid bare. Paddy Creek Wilderness Day Two. November 2020.

Little Paddy Creek on the short cut between the South & North Loops. Incorrect maps, and assisting some misplaced riders. Three-minute read, 4 pictures

Once you get to the bottom of the ridge, there are two creek crossings before the climb up the other side of the hollow begins. 2 pictures

Thwarted in the last few feet – I had hoped to get access to the creek here. The feeder-creek stopped some eight feet or so above the level of Beaver Creek. Two-minute read, 5 pictures

The pool below The Falls.

Sunset at Piney Creek Wilderness. Piney Creek Wilderness – Day Two. 2 pictures

Stormy sunset – Piney Creek Wilderness – Day One.

Glimpse – because the lake-side trees were in the lake it was hard to get a clear view.

Storm clearing – Piney Creek Wilderness – Day One.

Once more unto the trails dear friends1 (three days in Piney Creek Wilderness) – Rain, thunder, a flooding lake, wading, and bushwhacking make for a different start to a weekend’s R&R. Piney Creek Wilderness. Trip write-up: Ten-minute read, 45 pictures

‘Cab Creek’ – Day Two, Hercules Glades, Pees Hollow Trail. 3 pictures

Camped by ‘Cab Creek’ – Day Two, Hercules Glades, Pees Hollow Trail.

Small falls on ‘Twin Falls Creek.’ – According to the GPS these are only 260 yards from the trail. It seems a lot more when you are bushwhacking.

Enjoying the view from my hammock – Piney Creek, Day Two. 3 pictures

Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek Wilderness – this is my little spot of Ozarks’ heaven. Every time I visit it is slightly different. Piney Creek – Day One.

Gary taking in the view (and enjoying a beer) – Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek Wilderness. I wasn’t going to let the weight stop me, I carried in a beer to enjoy down by the lake. Piney Creek – Day One.

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