A Dr650 and an Electra Glide ride SW Mo and Ar.

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  1. Midnightventure

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    My friend Richard and I decided to ride down to Arkansas and see the sights. I participated in the family Memorial day get together on Sunday and then we left Eldon, Mo at 3:00 in the afternoon. We went down through the Lake of the Ozarks area to Hwy 65 s and caught Hwy 125s. Hwy 125 is considered Missouri's Tail of the Dragon by some. Our First stop for pictures was at the Finley River crossing.
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    Since this is my first ride report I am having trouble getting a picture to show up with out having to click. I will try again. Out next stop was the Peel Ferry.[​IMG][/IMG]
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    When we crossed the lake it was time to stop and we camped at Hwy 125 campground. This is a Corps of Engineers campground and it is pretty nice.
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    In the morning we headed south to Ar 14 to Ar 7 to Harrison. Then we took Ar 43 SW.to Hwy 21[​IMG][/IMG]
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    Not long after turning onto 21 we took Cave Mountain Rd. up to the Hawksbill Crag. Richard lives a couple of miles down gravel and has 170000 miles on his Electra Glide so he's not afraid to ride in less than perfect conditions. You don' put 170000 miles on a 2001 bike and be afraid to get it out when its a little bad on the gravel. I rode on ahead about a mile and when he got there I asked him how it was going. He said he was having a blast so I rode the other 5 miles up. This is a steep and rough road that I wouldn't have tried on my touring bike at all.
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    We had been planning to cut over to Hwy 7 right before I40 but we decided to go see Mt. Magazine instead.
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    Then we headed back down the mountain to Russleville and Scenic 7.
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    Then on to or campground for the night. This is a National Forest Service campground. My several year old book said it would be free and it turned out to be 7.00. Still a bargain. It looked out over one of those huge valleys off of Hwy 7.
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    This was the next morning and the fog had filled the valley.
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    The next morning we headed for Cliff House Inn for breakfast. Turned out they were closed but we stopped for pictures.
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    We were headed for the Hub when I realized that the world famous Ozark Cafe was right there in front of us so we stopped there for breakfast. Visited with a couple of guys riding Vstroms from Minnesota.
    Then we stopped to look at the Buffalo.
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    We turned off of 7 onto 206 and took it to 412. We stopped at Cotter to look at the White.
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    Great thanks for sharing!!
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    Then we went to Bull Shoals Dam. They have a really nice visitors center.
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    Then we headed up 126 to 5 hwy to 160 back in Mo. Turned off on PP and went to Dawts Mill.
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    Dawts Mill is on the North Fork of the White.
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    We went from Dawts to Hodgons Mill. This is where Hodgons Flour got started. A spring flows out and spills into Beaver Creek within an easy walk.
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    Mt Magazine is pretty awesome. stopped there on the way back to Atlanta after doing the TAT last year.
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