The trip was originally scheduled to take place on the Elkhorn Creek in Kentucky but low water conditions caused that paddle to be canceled.
We move the paddle to Big Pine Creek near Attica, IN. The level on the Pine Village gauged was at FT 6.64 and CFS 336. We had three hearty paddlers come out for the trip. The weather was in low 30's and windy. But was not as windy in the creek valley.
With cold weather we decided to only run the upper section from the car wash put-in at the top of Rocky Ford paddling down thru the S-Curve then took out at Harrison crossing access at the 450 N bridge. (Note Park and Play down to the S-Curve is no longer an option. Parking is not allowed along the road at the S-Curve and the land around is closed to the public.)
We made two complete runs of this upper section. We took our time trying to catch and surf as many waves as possible thru Rocky Ford section. With level being lower the Rocky Ford section was a little scrappy but still a fun level.
We spend most of the time surfing at S-Curve with eddy service on both sides of the creek. At the lower level there were 3 very nice surf able waves right above S-Curve. (Ken Jordan calls them the three sisters)
After S-curve we paddling down stream to take-out at Harrison Crossing(450 N Bridge). The only hazard was tree on across the right side of creek with a gravel bar in the middle. You can get around on left side channel of the gravel bar. This is a little bit down stream of the S-Curve.
We had no swimmers and only one combat roll while playing in the S-Curve.
A great day on the Big Pine Creek.
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