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I haven’t been living right again and have tweaked my back into a painful state.  I’m going to have to cancel the Saturday, 1/14/12, outing on the Illinois Bayou.  I hope to be able to reschedule it before too long.  It looks like Saturday is going to be a perfect day for paddling the run for those who are able.

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The Highway 164 access to the Illinois Bayou just north of Scottsville has been rebuilt as part of the project to replace the bridge over the Bayou.  The State Highway Department agreed to maintain access to the Bayou after they received a request from the public.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the 10 mile Class 2 paddle from the Highway 27 bridge at Hector down to this spot.

I am tentatively planning to paddle this section of the Bayou on Saturday, 1/14/12, meeting at the Highway 27 bridge just north of Hector at 10:00 a.m. to unload and drive cars (shuttle) to the new access on Highway 164.  I’ll need some company in order to be able to make the trip.  Post if you are interested in joining in.

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Hello world!

Welcome to Class 2 Arkansas, a site dedicated to paddling kayaks and canoes on the streams and rivers of Arkansas.  No giant waterfall plunges, no death-defying runs on super steep creeks, no trips on whitewater during flood events, just paddling entertainment for the average person.  The site is under construction by a total beginner to website setup, so bear with me.  What will be here in the future? 

  1. Descriptions of places to paddle, from Class I to Class II+
  2. Trip announcements so you can join in the fun
  3. Trip reports with photos and maybe videos
  4. An opportunity for you to describe, announce, or report

It will be aimed at people with their own boats and some paddling experience.  Beginning paddlers with their own boats and gear should find the site useful, also.  Check back again!

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