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The River Journal Chapter 9 The River’s the boss !

Within seconds of entering Cotter’s main channel I felt like I was flying. The boat was going over what I figured was Roundhouse Shoals. The map shows an island coming up. I began to line the Proud Mary up for a run at the left side. I checked the GPS to see if it is […]

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The River Journal Chapter 8 Back to the River and Cotter, Arkansas

I should mention the maps I used on this trip. The Game and Fish map from the trout fishing booklet was great. I’d purchased an excellent Jim Priest map at the Cotter Trout Dock. Unfortunately, I stored it in a bag I couldn’t reach without docking the boat. Another big Duh !  

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The River Journal Chapter 7 Cotter, Cameras and the Sixties

My next stop would be Cotter. I had been on the river a couple of hours and was making better time than I had anticipated. I still had my head in the navigational problems and my fear of the unknown evil shoals monsters. After all, I’d been hearing about and dreading the shoals for over […]

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The River Journal Chapter 6 Finally ! Shoving Off

It turns out that Bull Shoals State Park is a great starting place. The park has finest riverside campsites I’ve ever seen.

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