At last, my first post! I decided to open my blog with this first post as our second canoe trip of the 2014 is approaching soon. On September 26, 2014 we will be heading to The Current River in the Ozark National Scenic Rieverways in Missouri. We have done this river several times but, quite frankly, we can’t get enough of this beautiful river.
So, I hope you like the post. This post will start a series of posts that may go back as far as 2001, if I can find the photos and also, I will need to scan few photos from regular analog processing to digital. There are few photos from this trip below, please, enjoy!
Buffalo River 2014 Spring Canoe trip
On March 26 we headed to southwest Missouri on our annual canoe/kayak camping trip this time we visited to the Buffalo National River in Arkansas. The Buffalo river is a pristine river in the heart of the Ozark Mountains in the Midwest. The Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles and is one of the few remaining undammed rivers in United States (lower 48 states).
Our trip started with almost 5 hours drive from St. Louis, Missouri to Ponka, Arkansas. We arrived at the outfitters, Lost Valley Canoe Outfitter around 9 AM, after a well deserved night in Springfield, MO. We were at the river floating by midday. The trip was a semi-wet one as, the weather on the second day on the river throw on us an unexpected full day of scattered showers and challenges! The next day was gorgeous and we managed to hit some trails, we walked around a mile to “Angel’s Fall”, see Greg’s photo below. And we made a couple of stops around the river.
As you can see on the photos, there was good cooking, car bombs” drinks, beer, bonfire, light painting photography, relax time, and good time on the river among good fellows!
Most of the photos in this post are from my Canon PowerShot A3400 IS processed using Snapseed App, only a few were taken using my Canon Rebel EOS T3i, and few with my iPhone 4S. In this trip I was using a new lens with my Cannon T3i that I bought recently, a Rokinon 2.8/14 mm. This lens is a super sharp lens, however, you need to be able to control it manually, as the lens does not synch with your camera. Aperture and focus are totally manual!
Below, I am including as set of photos taken during the trip, enjoy!