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Flip Putthoff Visits Hobbs State Park to Talk About Northwest Arkansas Waterfalls

30 Jan 2020 12:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Flip Putthoff, outdoors reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, knows the northwest Arkansas countryside well and will present a program at Hobbs State Park on the waterfalls in our area.  He has tromped through the northwest Arkansas woods and fished our creeks, streams, and Beaver Lake for 40 years. 

Flip knows where the waterfalls are and he will explain when, where, and how to go on safari to see them.  According to Putthoff, “I will highlight some of the waterfalls that are not too difficult to reach, including some by hiking, and a couple that you can drive right up to.  There are some in Van Winkle Hollow after a big rain, one nice one near the Madison County water intake, and a neat one near Hog Scald Hollow.”

What is it about waterfalls?  Why do we like them?  Why do we want to see them?  Waterfalls and beauty go together.  Moving water is “poetry in motion.”   Here in northwest Arkansas many of our waterfalls can be found plunging off majestic limestone bluffs, thus creating another reason to visit these flowing beauties.

We may not think of it as a reason we want to visit them but, subconsciously, waterfalls improve our mood since they have a calming effect on us.  In truth, just like hiking in the woods, watching and listening to waterfalls relaxes us and works positive wonders on our mental well-being, and all of us need some of that occasionally.

Flip loves to talk about the waterfalls he’s found.  Bring your note pad and pencil so you can write down the directions to some of his favorite places to visit.

Where:  Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Hwy. 12 just east of the Hwy.12/War Eagle Road intersection

When:    Sunday February 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Cost:      Free

For more information, call:  479-789-5000

This program is a continuation of the Friends of Hobbs monthly Speaker Series. 

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