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 ...
... cool with a touch of heat...I love to feel the warmth on me..so the day was perfect.
We walked into the Deli Bakery on the Square and were greeted immediately by the lady at the register with a smile ...
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.
... realized that our map was not good enough, many of the roads we wanted to go down were gravel and we didn't have cell service O.o Using our keen sense of direction we found our way through the heart of the Ozarks and to the western area cut by a highway.
Not wanting to be two ladies alone in the middle of the Ozarks in the dark we headed to the closest state park to call it a night. Devil's ...
... get to the bottom of the valley etc. The road to the falls was really backwoods. It was a dirt road and super steep and windy. We were in my mustang and with rain threatening we almost threw in the towel. There was no cell phone reception and we were afraid if we got stuck it would be a real problem. We decided to go ahead and give the road a chance and finally found the sign for the falls.
The falls are a short walk ...