This weekend Grant and I kayaked the Mulberry River, a stream that has been on my to-do list for a long time. The Mulberry is a bit different than most of the streams I’m used to…water isn’t as clear as many of the teal blue streams in Missouri, but it was a lot more like a true mountain stream, with long stretches of whitewater and kind of a chalky green color. The scenery was also a bit different, the rocks were sandstone and there were a lot of Beech and Sweetgum trees.
It was a chilly morning, cold enough that we had to scrape ice off my windshield, but that didn’t deter us. The relatively wild water makes equipment like a wetsuit and a kayak skirt pretty much a necessity. Definitely a first for me!
It’s a longer drive than the nearby gems like Big Sugar and Indian Creeks, but closer than the Current or the other rivers in that part of Missouri. Definitely a fun day and worth the drive!