Appearances can be deceptive — A quarter of a mile upstream the creek was dry. I had to backtrack a little way to get water for lunch and to stock up with water for the afternoon and night. There wasn’t going to be any water where I planned to stop.
Pool on Whites Creek, Irish Wilderness.
Camped near Whites Creek — This is not where you are supposed to camp, it is far too close to the creek but it was getting dark when I arrived and this is an established camping spot with a fire ring (I didn’t use it).
Whites Creek — All the leaves stuck in the brush are a good indicator of how high the creek got a couple of days ago.
All of this was flooded a couple of days ago. Whites Creek, Whites Creek Trail South Loop.
On the South Loop of the Whites Creek Trail — despite the whole area being flooded yesterday, the trail was not washed out (here, anyway).
Pool on Whites Creek, Irish Wilderness — Oh the joys of the Golden Hour (and being in the right place).
Gratuitous Selfie — taken just because I took a picture of this sign the last time I hiked this trail. +1
Whites Creek — close to its confluence with the Eleven Point River — I stopped here to have lunch and enjoy the view. One-minute read
Whites Creek Crossing. Apparently, this is where I should have crossed. (Stereo image). +2
Creek? What creek? Someone stole the creek overnight. +1
Spring water, Whites Creek. And in a few minutes I’ll be climbing the hill on the other side of the creek. +2
The final crossing of Whites Creek.
Crossing Whites Creek – You have to cross Whites Creek to get back to the main Whites Creek Trail. It’s not very obvious in this picture (or in reality), but the trail climbs up the bank just to the right of the tree on the left side of the frame.