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1/7/2019 Member News
Flip Putthoff to Talk Waterfalls at Hobbs State Park

What is it about waterfalls? Why do we like them? Why do we want to go see them? There’s more than one reason. 

To many, the number one reason to see waterfalls is aesthetic. Waterfalls and beauty go together. Moving water – “poetry in motion”, but what about the settings? Here in northwest Arkansas many of our waterfalls can be found diving off majestic limestone bluffs, thus creating another reason to visit these flowing beauties – handsome photographs. 

We may not think of it as the reason we want to visit them, but certainly 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. 

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 waterfalls in our area. He will explain when, where, and how to go on safari to see our waterfalls. 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.”

The rainy spring is not too far away. Learn from Flip how to find these wet weather moments of “poetry in motion”.

Where: Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Hwy. 12 just east of the Hwy. 12/War Eagle Road intersection.
When: Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

For more information, call: 479-789-5000

For more information on Hobbs programs, trails, picnicking, or meeting room rental: Call: 479-789-5000
Also see: http://www.friendsofhobbs.com/ and www.ArkansasStateParks.com/hobbsstateparkconservationarea.