Floating the Kings River
October is prime time for a floating and camping trip on the Kings River. A trio of paddlers enjoyed a two-day float of the Kings on Sunday and Monday from the Rockhouse Access near Eureka Springs to Kings River Outfitters, a float of about 7 miles. Matt Hughes of Lone Jack, Mo., Mark "Hog Ears" Hughes of Anchorage, Alaska and outdoors reporter Flip Putthoff enjoyed superb smallmouth bass fishing and fine gravel-bar camping. Readers may recognize "Hog Ears" Hughes from Putthoff's outdoor column where he has written frequently about their adventures together in a backwoods Ozarks cabin. Staff photos by Flip Putthoff.