Monday, November 11, 2013

Cousin Bill's Ozark Autumn Tour

Cousin Bill and his wife Cheryl took an Ozark tour recently -- from Friday to Monday, he says, so I'm guessing the 1st through the 4th of November -- and they seem to have had a beautiful time driving through the Arkansas Ozarks, if we can trust the words of 'Hillbilly Bill':
Our 893.5 mile "Catching Fall Colors" trip was a success . . . examples attached. We left Friday morning, made headquarters in Russellville, and ventured out each day, taking in the beautiful scenery along a few miles of Arkansas's meandering byways . . . and taking short hikes in varied points, to wit . . . Lake Dardanelle State Park, Petit Jean Mt, Mt Nebo, and Mt Magazine.

One drive, AR 123 just south east of Jasper, contained more switchbacks than any road I've ever traveled, every turn offering gorgeous views of mountains and deep valleys, all with spectacular foliage with nary a place to pull over for photos (bluffs on one side, guard rails on the other)…wish I could transfer the images ingrained in the memory bank.

Colors and weather cooperated each day . . . and colors were at their peak . . . if we'd waited 'til the past Wednesday for the trip as planned, we would've seen rain, cooler temps along with a majority of the color on the ground.
Those are Cousin Bill's words. Let's now see the facts on the ground:

Ozark Highway

Ozark Bluff

Ozark Valley

Ozark Mountains

Ozark Stream

The facts confirm Cousin Bill's words. Not even Uncle Cran can dispute these photographs.

Good job, Cousin Bill!

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At 8:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So's folks know this is the Ozarks for sure and not Heaven, I'd better identify where they be,
(1) AR Hwy 309, (2) Mt Magazine,
(3) Round Top Mt. near Jasper,
(4) Petit Jean Mt., and (5) Haw Creek near AR Hwy 123. Could be this Heaven!
Cuz Bill

At 9:13 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks, Bill.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Bill, this has been the prettiest Fall in the Ozarks in several years. My wife and I drove "down the mountain" from Fayetteville to Alma on 11/2, and the foliage was outstanding!


At 5:02 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Wish I could be there . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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