Yes, things are different here in the winter!  This is the Ponca access point of the Buffalo National River.  Not a bad amount of water, but too cold to kayak!

Boxley Valley offers a great elk viewing opportunity and today was a great day!

This is the Buffalo National River near the Ponca put-in.

 

Another view of the Buffalo National River.

 

This is the bridge over the Buffalo National River. You float under this bridge as you begin your journey.

 

Beautiful Boxley Valley runs along the Buffalo National River.

 

A small herd of elk hanging out in Boxley Valley.