Missouri Department of Conservation Magazine

To Heaven and Back on the Upper Jacks Fork

The clear water is liquid light, and I’m scant inches above the gravel bottom, which is zipping by in magnified detail. I duck as a low-hanging sycamore branch tries to snatch my river hat. Around the bend, a deep emerald-tinged pool provides pause. I’m smiling ear to ear and I finally remember to breathe….

Quoted from “To Heaven and Back on the Upper Jacks Fork” by Brett Dufur published in the Missouri Conservationist: April, 2013. Read More →