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Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
St. Cuthbert and Disciples in a Boat


Black Creek

Black Creek is a pretty significant tributary of the Pascagoula River, the principle stream of South Mississippi. A portion of Black Creek flows through one of Mississippi's two wilderness areas, in DeSoto National Forest. Saturday my friend Barry Bigham and I hacked our way into the wilderness area, setting out to follow the Black Creek Trail which traversed- or did traverse- the area. Hurricane Katrina however rearranged the furniture of the woods however, and the trail was discernable only a short distance into the woods. From there out it ceased to exist, beneath the rubble of periodic stretches of completely leveled forest. We persevered for a decent stretch, coming out on a grand gravel bar on the stream, which proved worth the effort.

Innovative stream crossing.

Catalpa trees blooming along the stream.

Catalpa flower floating downstream.

Some pitcher plants that were growing, rather improbably, down in the deep shady woods.


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