On the day after our float, we went upstream to checkout Woolum and were confused to find the river had some flow upstream of the put-in but was BONE DRY downstream of the bluffs there for a mile or more! So after swimming briefly in the chilly pool by the bluffs and in the warmer, shallower pool just upstream of there, we took a unique hike down the dry channel of the Buffalo River. To my disbelief, we didn't find any hidden treasure, but we did find bones, bleached crawdads, a few cans, and lots of interesting rocks and rock formations.
You can access the Buffalo River Trail and some other trails from Woolum. We started on one but due to its overgrown condition and my paranoia of ticks and chiggers in August, we opted for the wide open dry channel of the Buffalo instead.
The following pages have more information on finding ideal water levels for floating the Buffalo:
|Buffalo River at Gilbert|
|Swimming Hole at Woolum|
View Woolum Hike along Buffalo in a larger map