Night float in the Ozarks

I went back to see the family in the Ozarks last week and found myself on a full moon midnight float trip with friends and family on the James River. Despite what you may have heard, it was a really nice stretch of river. Sure, maybe the recent rains made parts of the river a bit faster than anyone had expected, and maybe hitting some light rapids in the dark was a little unnerving after not being in a canoe for a while... but still loads of fun and very beautiful.  

Floating the James River under a full moon in the Ozarks. 
Putting in on the James River in the Ozarks. 
Floating the James River outside of Springfield, Mo. 
Stopping at a gravel bar during a night float of the James River. 
Mist rises off the James River during a midnight float trip in the Ozarks under a full moon. 
Taking out of the James River after a midnight float in the Ozarks.