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    • Originally was planning to hike a few days on the Ozark Highland Trail. But with all the rain and flooding decided to head to the highest point in Arkansas. I had done the Cove Lake-Mt Magazine trail with the Boy Scouts before. It is 9.5 miles, so I considered doing it again (down and back up). Would have been good elevation practice, but with all the rain thought I might be hiking in through a lot of mud and water and not have a good place to set up my tent. Also I did not remember that good of views. So instead I decided to hike all the trails through the state park. Hiked at least 10 miles both Saturday and Sunday and saw some great views. Hopefully my pictures will give you a glimpse of how nice it was.
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Petit Jean Valley
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Inspiration Point. Lots of Eagles I believe. Struggled to get a good picture, but enjoyed watching them soar.
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • More attempts.
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • More shots from Saturday.
      Interesting names for small towns in Arkansas. :)
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Paid for a spot at the primitive campsite. This guy met me there. Some views from the evening and morning. A man was already there with 3 young boys. Around 10pm a "party" arrived, but they were gone when I woke up in the morning. In the morning the man said he was afraid they might taken his ATVs off his trailer, but everything was OK. My Sea to Summit pillow started leaking, so I ordered a new one.
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Sunday had lots of running creeks / water falls and views from different sides of the mountain.
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • More. If you see brown in the valley unfortunately that is the results of the record flooding of the Arkansas River. These views are to the Ozarks. Mt Magazine is in between the Ozark and Ouachita mountains (and there respective trails).
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Some interesting things with the high cliff warning sign and the vehicle with all the antennas (best I and some others there could guess was a storm chaser).
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Amphitheatre built by the CCC.
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Mt Magazine highest point in Arkansas.
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Swung by the lodge. I was hungry so I took advantage of the buffet. Surprised they gave me a table by the window. You know you are in Arkansas when you see directions for the storm shelter.
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General

      The post was edited 1 time, last by Astro ().

    • Views outside the lodge to Petit Jean Valley and Ouachita Mountains.
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Since I didn't see the bear at the crossing I snapped this one in the visitor center along with the cougar. The butterfly outside is real.
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General