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PICTURES 2004

INDEX

Mt. Nebo Hike Up January 1, 2004

Tea Table Rock January 10, 2004

Mt. Magazine Bluffs January 24, 2004

Buzzard's Roost January 31, 2004

Slot Rock / Bear Skull Falls February 7, 2004

Valentine's Day Hike to Cedar Creek February 14, 2004

Alum Cove / Glory Hole February 21, 2004

Dug Hollow Bushwhack February 28, 2004

Penhook Hollow March 6, 2004

Lichen Falls March 13, 2004

Twin Falls / Caves / Millstones March 20, 2004

Pam's Grotto March 27, 2004

Boen Gulf Access April 3, 2004

Hemmed-In Hollow April 17, 2004

Sugar Loaf Mountain May 1, 2004

Seven Hollows  May 8, 2004

Little Missouri May 15, 2004

Picnic May 18, 2004

Buffalo River Canoe Trip May 22, 2004

Mt. Nebo Bench Trail October 2, 2004

Bear Cave / Cedar Falls Trails October 9, 2004

OHT Maintenance October 16, 2004

Sylamore Creek October 23, 2004

Hawksbill Crag / Bluegrass October 30, 2004

Stoby's / Bona Dea Scavenger Hunt November 6, 2004

Sugar Loaf Mt. Return November 13, 2004

Withrow Springs / Tea Kettle Falls November 20, 2004

Buffalo River Trail Ponca to Steel Creek Dec. 4, 2004

Moccasin Gap Dec. 11, 2004

Mt. Magazine Dec. 18, 2004

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MT. NEBO HIKE UP 1/1/04


At the base of Mt. Nebo
  Heading up the mountain The gap between folks would soon increase!
It gets really steep after this straight stretch Over half way Those that made it to the top
     

TEA TABLE ROCK 1/10/04


Standing above Limestone Valley

Resting on the bluffs
  Heading down to Tea Table  
Looking down into one of the deep crevices Snow below the bluffs Standing on Tea Table

There is a lot to explore down below
Indian Headdress (Hard to see) Young folks like to hike too! Climbing back up to the top
     

MT. MAGAZINE BLUFFS 1/24/02

     




   
     
     
     
     

BUZZARD'S ROOST 1/31/04 

     
Standing at the Piney Creek Overlook  Hiking down the road to the Roost  The Arched Rock 
 
Exploring one of the caves below
Buzzard's Roost
   
Sue taking a nap in the sun
  Some nice rock formations   
     
Lunch, sunshine and the roost!  Dale on Buzzard's Roost  Reversed print hikers? 
     

SLOT ROCK 2/7/04 

     
We made it across the creek, now time to hike.  A nice side waterfall  A view up Lick Creek 
     
Being carefull not to get wet!  Below Bear Skull Falls  Lunch at Slot Rock 
     

VALENTINE'S DAY HIKE TO CEDAR CREEK 2/14/04

     
The Pioneer Cabin
One of the waterfalls that drains into Cedar Creek  Hiking up to the Pioneer Cabin   
 
The Bridge over Cedar Creek
   
  The trail along Cedar Creek was rocky!  Brenda found a log to take a rest on. 
     
Dale at one of the grottos  Hiking under the leaning rock  Our last bridge for the day. 
     
 

ALUM COVE/GLORY HOLE 2/21/04


Alum Cove Trailhead


  Exploring some of the caves View looking out


Dale measuring the thickness of the hole....11 ft. Looking up through the Glory Hole Sue enjoying the sunshine and her lunch
It was a great day to be outdoors Looking out from under the Glory Hole Sue wasn't the only one enjoying the sun and lunch!
     

DUG HOLLOW BUSHWHACK 2/28/04


We begin our hike at Dr. Chester's smoke house
  Dale getting ready to go down into Dug Hollow One of many waterfalls in Dug Hollow
Lunch at the Buffalo River Now up the hill to the ladder We found the ladder and a surprise!


The surprise was a package of homemade
cookies made by Pam Ernst....Thanks Pam!
  Now up the ladder to the Ernst's cabin Pam met us on her back deck
     

PENHOOK HOLLOW 3/6/04

Penhook Trailhead We go down to the creek and hike up to the falls One of the lower falls
Making our way up the creek Standing about Penhook Falls Us below Penhook Falls
     

LICHEN FALLS 3/13/04

Arriving at Lichen Falls Trailhead Waterfall in Lynn Hollow,
 but not much water today.
Lichen Falls was dry as a bone today!
Looking for a way to get on top

We find a way to get on top



  Us on top Wasn't much to see today...maybe next time?
     

TWIN FALLS/SANDSTONE CASTLES & MILLSTONES 3/20/04


We begin our hike at Hill Cemetery

It did not takes us long to get to Millstone Falls


    Once we found the falls, we could find the millstones

Bill pointing to one of the millstones Our next task was to go uphill and find the sandcastle ....and after awhile we did!


Inside the sandcastle Now we would head over to Twin Falls It was time to soak our feet in the cool water at Twin Falls
Big Devil's Fork Long Devil's Fork Now back up a long climb to our vehicles
     

PAM'S GROTTO 3/27/04

We begin at Haw Creek Falls Then we had to cross Haw Creek..... ....and cross the highway....

Looking out from under Pam's Grotto Falls
.....and then up a steep hill.... ...but we finally reach Pam's Grotto Falls  
Looked like a good place for lunch...so we did!   Dale and Barbara
     

BOEN GULF ACCESS 4/3/04

Boen Gulf Access Trailhead Hiking down to Boen Gulf On top of a rock wall
One of the many rock walls in the area   Resting near Magnolia Falls

A view across the way

Great day....now back out!
Magnolia Falls    
     

HEMMED-IN HOLLOW 4/17/04


Compton Trailhead
  We would bypass the falls and head to Granny Henderson's Crossing Sneed Creek

Taking a rest on the trail

Granny Henderson's Cabin
Alan out on a log    


Posing on the Goat Trail
The Buffalo River from the Goat Trail  The Goat Trail   
     

SUGAR LOAF MT. 5/1/04 (WATER TO HIGH TO ACCESS)

     
There was a recent flood so we could not go to Sugar Loaf  That is Sugar Loaf  Mt. way out there.  We went to the Visitors Center instead 
     
We decided to hike Mossy Bluff  It was a bit wet, but we did it anyway.  Bridle Veil Falls
     

SEVEN HOLLOWS 5/8/04 

 
Seven Hollows Trailhead
   

  Lunch at the Grotto  The Natural Bridge and home 
     

LITTLE MISSOURI 5/15/04 

 
Little Missouri Trailhead
   

  The Little Missouri  A fun way to cross a creek! 
     

Valli crossing the log just fine!  Valli after she fell off the log...not fine!  We cross creeks all day long 
   
Brenda and Danny
 
The Peace Rock    Now back across all those creeks 
   
We needed a horse by this time
 
And finally the last creek crossing
Another creek crossing!     
     

PICNIC  5/18/04

     
End of season picnic  One of our table decorations  It didn't take long to eat 
   
After supper, a trip to the Visitors Center....
 
...to catch the sunset on another great season!
Lots of good deserts too!     
     

BUFFALO RIVER CANOE TRIP 5/22/04 





A perfect day for floating the Buffalo....or was it? Everything started out all right at the beginning.... ...then we started running into crowds and low water



Our group for the day


Even at lunch it was crowded   By the time we got to the end....it was peaceful!
     

MT. NEBO BENCH TRAIL 10/2/04


Mt Nebo Bench Trail beginning at the
Visitors Center

We reach the Bench Trail after climbing down
the Trail of Steps!
  We counted them.....385 steps!  

Lunch at Sunset Point
The Trail of Steps   Hiking back to the Visitors Center from Sunset Point
     

BEAR CAVE/CEDAR FALLS TRAIL 10/9/04




     
     
     

SYLAMORE CREEK TRAIL 10/23/04




Checking out Sylamore Creek

Sylamore Creek Trail Trailhead Beginning our hike  

Our hike was finished, now time to go eat in Mt. View
Sylamore Creek Bluffs Our finally crossing  
     

HAWKSBILL CRAG / BLUEGRASS 10/30/04


Our first always at Fallsville!

Our next stop..Hawksbill Crag Trailhead
    An empty Hawksbill Crag....

A full Hawksbill Crag

Cloundland back deck



    Arriving at Dr. Chester's
     

BONE DEA SCAVENGER HUNT 11/6/04

Bona Dea Trailhead Heading out to see what we could find This squirrel was not on our list of things to find!




Sue did not win, but she is a winner! And the winners are...... This is how we started the day...a good choice!
     

SUGAR LOAF MT. RETURN 11/13/04

Our boat arrives Gloria needed a hair net! Arriving at Sugar Loaf Mt.

Ready to climb to the top

Time to shed a few clothes and eat lunch
  This made it easy to get to the top  

Finding a nice resting tree



A few from the top Greers Ferry Lake and US
     

WITHROW SPRINGS / TEA KETTAL FALLS 11/20/04


Withrow Springs

Hiking down Withrow Springs Trail
    One of the many falls in the area
     





Another waterfall but not much water! Lots of group shots today Tea Kettle Falls
     

BUFFALO RIVER TRAIL (PONCA TO STEEL CREEK) 12/4/04


Crossing the low water bridge at Ponca

Jim Villines Homestead
    The Buffalo River 
 
Down at the Buffalo  Sue and Doris  Hard getting up from the river 
     

MOCCASIN GAP 12/11/04 

 
Moccasin Gap
   
Stave Mill Falls
     
     
Several horseback riders today  We found  a decorated Christmas Tree  Bill at the still 
     

MT. MAGAZINE 12/18/04 

 
Mt. Magazine Visitors Center
   
  The trail was easy to follow  Hiking along the North Rim Trail 
 

   
We hiked up to the highest point in Arkansas  There was Christmas at the Visitors Center  We enjoyed the fireplace and lunch