Flowing adjacent to White Oak Mountain (river left) the East Fork of the Cadron descends into Happy Valley. This stretch is floated more by fishermen than by canoeists because of the many long pools and slower water, especially near the end of this run. One long pool, Blue Hole is said to be the deepest on the Cadron. Several fords cross the Cadron on this run and at optimal levels offer one a chance to stop and play and surf. Landmarks:
At 0.5 miles White Oak Creek enters on river right.
At 2.1 mile you'll encounter the first ford, Powell Ford and some the the fatest water as you pass through Wolf Hollow.
At 4.4 mile you'll encounter West Ford
At 6.0 mile, Red River Ford
At 8.4 mile, Cow Ford.
(All fords can be run at optimal levels.)
Just before the take-out at Hardin Bridge you'll pass under a power-line.
Difficulty: This Class I-II stream offers few obstacles although each of the fords can prove to be an easily surmountable obstacle at optimal water level. Shuttle: From put-in go south on Highway 107 4.1 miles and turn west (right) on Marcus Hill Road. Go five miles until road intersects with Clinton Mt. Road (Highway 310). Go left (north-west) to Hardin bridge. Plenty of parking at both ends of this stretch.
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