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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Ozark08, Nov 4, 2018.
I have pics of the Mulberry, Little Piney, and Big Piney Creek. All have fish :)
I like to enjoy the view :)
Camping trip time! Not a huge trip, but enjoyed a bunch of great off and on road time. Best of both worlds all in one place. Arkansas is a gold mine.
The AT is so handy!
The camping spot was next to a really nice grass airstrip.
This is a flood section of the Illionois Bayous. Pretty impressive how many trees are tossed around and piled up. The Bayou blocked my path in three different places thanks to being too high to safely cross when solo. Guess I'll have to go back!
One of the cool things out here is the old cemeteries in the middle of nowhere.
This one is extra sad
And some random shots because I had to kill time rolling off of night shift Monday:
Oops. It didn't look like loose sand! She is heavy when loaded up with all the gear, hot dang. Still totally doable.
And just for good measure, a video of my cat from when I brought him home. Enjoy :)
I can be at the Hampton in Harrison in about 8 or 9 hours of great riding. I use that as a base and ride the area for a couple days. I do that a couple times a year, very nice riding, love it !!
I love old cemeteries. Weird I know. I've been to several in AR. Once somewhere south of the Buffalo River or around Yellville, I saw a sign saying I was now in a federal Wilderness Area. A quarter mile later there was a 19th century family cemetery. How can you have a wilderness area that was settle at least a 150 years ago?
There's somewhat of a chance I will have a new job in AR this year or maybe in a couple. I don't mind that at all.
Many old, mostly forgotten communities are now within the boundaries of the National Forest. You can see old dwellings, walls and cemeteries everywhere.
Yup. There's tons of hidden gems all over the place. There's a restored post civil war Union school house not too far away. Lots of great history!
Sorry for the break in action. Been all over the place for work related stuff. I'm gonna have to start a new page, or change the title since I'm moving to N. Virginia! Anyone with local knowledge please chime in. I've taken a job Chantilly/Sterling area, so the G.W./Daniel Boone/Shenandoah area is gonna be my go to for fun I suppose.
HIt up the Pittsburgh area riders thread. I'm north of the burgh, but I know a bunch of the guys run down that way. I have rode the area, but really don't know the stuff well enough to recommend anything.
Best of luck to you with your new job and location. I enjoyed your Arkansas reports.
I'd be interested to know what you consider the best roads in northern Ark. No gravel, all hard roads as they say in Mo. By northern I mean north of I40. I have gone from Russel to Hot Springs, that's a nice ride but to far south. As long as I stay north of I40 I can use Harrison as a base, Eureka Springs would work also, there is a B.W. that's pretty good there.
We did a great loop from Eureka Springs down 23 to 16 east to 27 n to 14 e to 341( Push Mt Rd) to Norfork -Mt Home. Or turn north on 14 back to Yellville and on up 14 along the lakes then 7 down to Harrison. We have some friends who own the 341 Market.
Hwy 123 N to S from Mt. Judea to Pelsor, and then S to N from Hagarville to Pelsor is amazing. Hwy 16 is also awesome. those are my two favorites in the area, but you really can't go wrong. Stop in at the Jasper cafe and they have copies of the riders guide to AR. good food too.
I think we did some of that, too. I was following and didn't know or care where. It was all great.