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Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by ED on Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:51 pm

Please re-upload those are great pictures.
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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by Dfieldhiker on Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:49 am

Did you come in from the top?
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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by tyeb0279 on Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:09 pm

Ed,

I'm looking at the pics from work now, and they aren't chopped off like at home. I'm not sure how to upload them differently, are you?

Dfield,

I came in from the bottom from Kyle's.

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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by John on Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:41 pm

Dfieldhiker wrote:Tye

How far did you go and how safe was it. The stats have really scared me away but would love to see some of it. It is a 59 thing.

DField,

I did this 3 or 4 years ago at about your age and made it. I think you can make it too. Take it slowly and turn back if you're not comfortable. It's very scenic back there.

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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by ED on Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:03 pm

tyeb0279 wrote:Ed,

I'm looking at the pics from work now, and they aren't chopped off like at home. I'm not sure how to upload them differently, are you?

Dfield,

I came in from the bottom from Kyle's.

Ty

OH, I thought that it did not upload all of the pictures. My home computer chopps em up like that also. It is not the uploading it is the computer itself. I thought that you had more pictures to post. They are great pictures. Thanks!

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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by tyeb0279 on Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:54 pm

Here's a couple more...


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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by ED on Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:30 pm

Okay it's officialy on the LIST! Thankyou so much!
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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by chili on Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:33 pm

Thanks for sharing those.
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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by senatedestroyer on Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:43 pm

damn... i suppose autumn is the time to explore. Last trip i took to indian creek, after ascending into the huge overhang, following back through the hole in the rock and droping back down into the creek bed found myself faced with a wall of boulders blocking the creek. so to scramble up i bridged two and popped up. my ladyfriend was going to follow but said she saw a snake between the rocks i just hit. Got back down and saw a nice adult timber rattler nestled in the dark about a foot away from where my ankle had just been. so.. to make a long story short, KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN ON THIS TRAIL. too many nooks for fun little lethal things to hide.But how can you pass up views like that?
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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by senatedestroyer on Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:47 pm

btw safety should not be an issue if you keep your head about you. Its a nice hike, somewhat technical up to the cave. From there on you really need your wits, it can get pretty hairy... but if it wasn't a bit dangerous would eye of the needle be so wonderful? My best advice, just do it. Try it out and if you get a bit nervous about safety, you can always turn back.
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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by Preacha Man on Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:07 pm

I love that trail, but the snake would have me creeped out for a long time Great pics!
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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by senatedestroyer on Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:36 pm

yeah it definitely gave me the willies the whole way back.
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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by BuffTrek on Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:44 pm

Just noticed this thread now that it was revived!
The following is a link to GoogleMaps for one of my dayhikes I mapped...

bit.ly BearAndIndianCreek

GoogleMaps is sufficient, but this puppy looks a lot better in GoogleEarth!
You'll have to zoom and pan around in GoogleMaps to get a halfway decent perspective...

I actually tried to climb through the Eye at one point - only made it up about 20'-25' but I saw some holds some people could definitely take advantage of if they were good!
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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by BuffTrek on Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:08 pm

I actually went through and pulled a few of the waterfall pics I grabbed this past March. Unfortunately the water wasn't really high and I got to Indian Creek midday so the pictures are what they are.


One of the cascades soon after the Bathtub...
A fun shot to get because a tree creates a bridge across the creek downstream from the cascade.


Indian Creek Falls



Next is a small waterfall soon after the upstream opening to Arkansas(Horseshoe) Cave.



This is the last waterfall before exiting the meat of the Indian Creek drainage and merging with the Indian Creek Loop Trail. Nothing like a High Banks style fall to finish off a trip!
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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by senatedestroyer on Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:34 pm

i've rappelled the eye, but never attempted to climb it. Anyone bushwhacked past it to hammerschmidt falls?
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Re: Indian creek/eye of the Needle?

Post by BuffTrek on Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:54 pm

There's actually a footpath that walks up into it that starts right after the 4 waterfall picture I posted. It's just a spur off of the loop trail(which is slowly eroding away in the bend right at the junction of these few trails - interesting to watch over time.)
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