Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
Travel Blogs from Jasper
Day 1: 13.5 miles - 1400ft of elevation gain
Camped on Richason Mt.
Day 2: 15.5 miles - 2000ft of elevation gain
Camped on the "Old Railroad Bed" before Whiting Mt.
Day 3: 13.8 miles - 2000ft of elevation gain (Resupply at Cherry Bend)
Camped on Hare Mt.
2/14/14 (Valentine's Day!)
Day 4: 11 miles - 800ft of elevation gain
Camped at the coveted site in the Marinoni Wilderness ...
After the caves, we get back on the Scenic Seven Byway. This is a beautiful drive with a lot of great views. We see mountains, valleys, trees, and at towards the end we're almost raped by ghosts (or maybe we're just paranoid). Check out the pictures.
... it is. Everything from camping, fishing, hunting, boating, hiking and caving to farming, logging, and research was taking place all over the forest. Even though it hadn't rained in months the Forest was still used for water filtering and storage. On our short drive it was very interesting to see so many different areas of use covered in one forest.
As the sun fell and the shadows grew ...
... sign and the third falls that sometimes goes away when the water flow is low was there! It was beautiful. The falls are on the Buffalo National River Wilderness Area near Camp Orr. I can't seem to find any definite information on how tall they are, but we guess at least 80 ft. The pool at the base of the falls is the most beautiful bright green color. It was totally worth the trouble we took to find the falls. These falls were ...
... that such beautiful scenery in the Ozarks can produce such a diaspora of rednecks driving camouflaged pickups and living in single wides that have seen better days but of course sporting the ubiquitous well kept satellite dish half covered in weeds. By the way, I'll let you know when I find the source of guests for the Maury Show and all its paternity tests.
Much like anywhere off the grid, the women wear spandex ...