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One of the reasons I love Arkansas aka Twin Falls of Richland | by clay.wells
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One of the reasons I love Arkansas aka Twin Falls of Richland

We finally got some rain and snow in the state so yesterday, Matt Kennedy and I took advantage of the overcast conditions and hiked up Richland Creek to both Richland Falls and Twin Falls of Richland. The water was cold enough to numb my bare feet when we had to cross Richland Creek to get to Twin Falls, and the air was full of the sweet smell of witch hazel blooming that it sort of took my mind off my wet feet and butt (from the creek crossing).

 

I haven't been to as many places like this in the state as some, but I can say this: this is probably the most beautiful place I have been in Arkansas. And many who have been "everywhere" would agree. The rock formations and boulders in Richland creek are abundant, massive, interesting in their shape, and many are filled with fossils. What is interesting about Twin Falls is that the falls are formed where two creeks come together; Long Devil's Fork on the left, Big Devil's Fork on the right. These two creeks could have joined anywhere, but they join each other right at this shelf to form this beautiful double waterfall. Scenes like this really make me marvel at the beauty of God's creations.

 

Below is a sense-of-scale shot. That's Matt posing all like Tim Ernst-like.

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Taken on February 20, 2011