Originally Posted by Upsidedown
There is a tree down in the fractions section of the ark. It is close to town and most of the water goes into it. Be careful if you plan to run this section. It can be seen from the dirt road next to the river.
There is a cottonwood tree that has fallen from river left -actually looks more like two trees from river up close. You can see it when going south on 371 on _blacktop_, when you drop down into narrow dip close to river 1/2 mile south of bridge over river. While in the dip look at wavetrain to right (S.)of your view when facing river. (Don't stop on this narrow, low visibility section of road.)
Current runs into tree. It can be avoided by going right, but serious hazard if unable to maneuver. Parks is trying to remove, but they have had access problems from landowner. Hopefully better luck this week. If tree broke loose in higher flows, House Rock, etc is down stream. It would be good to know if tree was removed, or just broke loose. AHRA at 719-539-7289 should know current status.
This is an item to be aware of if running this section.