Quicksand can develope just about everywhere water resides. Quicksand is a form of saturated soil and the soil can be
made up of just about every type. Some are great for sinking in while others can offer disadvantages. Some soils are
a clay and sand mix while others are made up of silt. Some can pose as a threat for sinking adventures while other are nothing
more then a romp in the mud.
Some quicksands are deceiving they may look great and the surface may be flat and saturatred loooking but things
are not allways as they appear. Sometimes floating bogs have a layer of mud on top and must be avoided at all costs, you will
sink well over your head. The layer ontop is made up of vegitation and mud while the layer below is nothing but water,
how deep the water is is hard to tell sometimes pockets can form making the water much deeper. When sinking into this your
buoyancy rate lies at the water table allowing your head to go under the vegitative surface struggling makes the situation
worse, each time you lift your leg weeds and vegitation build up over them making it harder and harder to reach surface, lets
not forget the leaches that live in the water below the bog.
Another type of quicksand is river bank QS it can be fun, most of the time early in the season is the best time to go
out hunting for this
but be prepared to get wet and I mean wet. Depth by far is usualy waist deep if your lucky you might find a deeper location.
Towards the end of the season when the water tables are low most banks loose the saturation they once had much earlier so
it's best to head out sooner then later.
Quicksand is found usualy where two river systems join and can be found at the mouth along the edges of the banks or
it could be a sand bar in the middle of the river. Quicksand takes place when underground springs run below easily saturated
soils, sand , silt, earth, mud, but not clay. when this happens the saturated area takes the form of a pancake so to speak,
it looks flat and perfect while the rest of the area looks disturbed by weather, or mother nature what have you. If you find
large rocks on the surface , trust me it's not quicksand, if the rock looks as though it has sunk a portion of the way down
from the surface then it might be......it would be worth the look.
We have found a great deal of quicksand under small bridges along country roads, some of these creeks drain out early
in the season and the silt and sand build up results in some deep stuff. Be sure to were something on your feet you never
know there could be a broken bottle under the sand .