Possum Trot Hollow - Nail to Walnut


Possum Trot Hollow, Arkansas, US

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Nail to Walnut

Usual Difficulty II-V+ (for normal flows)
Length 1.3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 255 fpm
Max Gradient 420 fpm

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Photo taken 05/19/11

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Little Buffalo
virtual-45503 5.00 - 10.00 ft II-V+ 01h01m ~ 1.865 ft (too low)


River Description

The creek has 2 speeds: Class II or Class V+.  Follow a small feeder creek down from Hwy 16.  Might be able to slide down a portion of this creek if enough water, but beware of the main creek if there is.

Once reaching the main creek, elevation 1530 msl, it starts of as fast class II-III for 0.4 miles.  Once the first large boulders appear in the creekbed it transitions into a 0.6 mile long Class V-V+ cascade.  The individual drops are piled on top of the next and most have a significant sieve or pin hazard to beware of.

Once the Class V ends, it is back to Class II for the remaining 0.3 miles until Walnut Creek, then 3.5 more miles of Class II to the take-out bridge.

Put-in:  Park at a pull-off on the North side of Hwy 16 (1.6 miles West of the Nail store and water tower) (35.841374, -93.306446).  This .25 mile section of Hwy is only section with National Forest Land access to the creek without crossing private property.  Carry across the road to the South and follow the small drainage .75 miles down to the main creek.

Take-out: From the Nail Store, take CR 7510 and turn left on CR 7520 to South to CR 7549, turn right then left on and park at the CR 7540 and park near the bridge at Walnut Creek.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-05-22 15:34:47

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Detail Trip Report    @Possum Trot Hollow Hike in from Hwy 16 to Walnut, AR(583.77KB .jpeg)

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Detail Trip Report    @Possum Trot Hollow Hike in from Hwy 16 to Walnut, AR(589.77KB .jpeg)


Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

Look for 2" or more rain at Nail within the last 6-12 hours. Also look for the Buffalo at Boxley gauge to be > 6.0 ft.

You can drive down to Sandy Springs Hollow to check the water level in it. If Sandy Springs has enough, Possum Trot should have enough.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Little Buffalo
virtual-45503 5.00 - 10.00 ft II-V+ 01h01m ~ 1.865 ft (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
5.00 -10.00 ft barely runnable-high runnable II-V+

Report - Reports of Possum Trot Hollow Nail to Walnut and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
7y92d09h00m @Possum Trot Hollow Hike in from Hwy 16 to Walnut [AR] Account of 05/19/11 n/a Scott
7y92d09h01m @Possum Trot Hollow Hike in from Hwy 16 to Walnut [AR] Account of 05/19/11 n/a Scott
7y92d09h04m @Possum Trot Hollow Hike in from Hwy 16 to Walnut [AR] Account of 05/19/11 n/a Scott
7y92d09h05m @Possum Trot Hollow Hike in from Hwy 16 to Walnut [AR] Account of 05/19/11 n/a Scott
7y92d09h06m @Possum Trot Hollow Hike in from Hwy 16 to Walnut [AR] Account of 05/19/11 n/a Scott
7y92d09h06m @Possum Trot Hollow Hike in from Hwy 16 to Walnut [AR] Account of 05/19/11 n/a Scott
7y92d09h09m @Possum Trot Hollow Hike in from Hwy 16 to Walnut [AR] Account of 05/19/11 n/a Scott
7y92d09h10m @Possum Trot Hollow Hike in from Hwy 16 to Walnut [AR] Account of 05/19/11 n/a Scott
7y92d09h31m @Possum Trot Hollow Hike in from Hwy 16 to Walnut [AR] Account of 05/19/11 n/a Scott

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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
-0.8Put-in ParkingN/APutin
0.3Undercut #1VPortage Hazard
0.4Slot #1IVHazard Photo
0.4Multi-tier #1VHazard Photo
0.5Boulder WaterfallVHazard Waterfall Photo
0.5WTL?VPortage Hazard Photo
0.6Manky #1VHazard
0.7Hydraulic UndercutVHazard
0.7Big BoofIV+
0.8ImpressiveVPortage Hazard
0.8Manky #2IV+
1.3Walnut CreekII

Rapid Descriptions

Put-in Parking (Class N/A, Mile -0.8)

Park Here to carry down to creek



Undercut #1 (Class V, Mile 0.3)

Entrance drop to the gorge.  River right boulder is severely undercut



Slot #1 (Class IV, Mile 0.4)

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Photo taken 05/19/11

Narrow slot with pin potential



Multi-tier #1 (Class V, Mile 0.4)

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Photo taken 05/19/11

Two step entry options followed by 4 steps.



Boulder Waterfall (Class V, Mile 0.5)

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Photo taken 05/19/11

Tight slot entrance to a waterfall over a boulder



WTL? (Class V, Mile 0.5)

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Photo taken 05/19/11

Main flow to the right falls into sieves.  Left side boof into boat sized landing zone.



Manky #1 (Class V, Mile 0.6)

Gradient eases a tad as the mank increases.



Big Boof (Class IV+, Mile 0.7)

10-foot boof ledge



Impressive (Class V, Mile 0.8)

Slot drop into sieves/holes



Manky #2 (Class IV+, Mile 0.8)

Finish the gorge with a little more mank.



Walnut Creek (Class II, Mile 1.3)

Confluence with Walnut Creek.




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