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Apr. 2, 2006
The plan was to get down to Crooked Creek in the Ouachitas to shoot Dossey Falls in the spring, but wouldn't you know, and it's been a while since I've been able to say this, the water in the creek was actually too high, making the falls a mass of whitewater rather than the delicately textured cascade that it can be.

Just upstream from the falls was an interesting area, though, and as soon as I saw it I recognized it as a place that I had found and photographed back in the spring of 1997. Today, by the time I had photographed the little run there from about every angle except up-side-down, the cloud cover was clearing off and scuttling my plan to go just upstream a short ways to a gorge just below Mosquito Gap that John Moore photographed last year.

The Back Light photo is one I took at this same location nine years ago. Those two foreground boulders must be solidly anchored in the creek bed, or they surely would have long since been washed away. Look close and you'll notice that the same small rock that was jammed between the boulders back then seems to be there still.