Louisiana Height: 535 ft. Highpoint #: 8 Date: 6/30/2002 Trails: N/A Distance: About 1.8 miles roundtrip. Vertical Gain: 150 Time Taken: 1 hr. Weather: Rain, nice, in the 80s. Group: JO & BC. Comments: After Florida,
we were obviously tired, but we were determined. We hopped back in the car and
continued onward to Louisiana.
Wow were we tired when we finally arrived at a random rest stop at
that night. We were within an hours drive to the Louisiana
highpoint. We slept in the car amidst the steady rumble from the trucks of all
the sleeping truckers. Sometime that night, JO realized we were suffocating in
the car. So he opened the windows and had some more water (it was pretty hot,
and steam was building up on the windows). At
we awoke, strangely refreshed, but not all together rested to say the least.
But time to move on! We arrived at the Louisiana
highpoint that morning. We parked by the church and set out down the meandering
dirt road. Holy cow the soil was orange-red like clay. This was not entirely
surprising, but it was still pretty cool. Spider webs.† All over the place, and invisible. We took
turns blazing a trail through the strands of webbing that crossed the trail.
Really annoying. After walking the .9 mile trek up the mountain, we arrived at
the summit. Just a cairn and a register, hey not too bad considering, but no
view, oh well.
Left: the road behind the church leading to Driskill Mountain.† Right: JO at the summit of Driskill Mountain
Still Sunday.† After leaving the Louisiana
highpoint, we took off to Arkansas,
and played slalom with the roadkill.† We
and then headed up to Missouri to
within half an hour of TaumSaukMountain.
Highpoint: Mt.MagazineState:Arkansas Height: 2753 ft. Highpoint
#: 9 Date:6/30/2002 Trails: Mount Magazine Trail Distance: About 1 mile roundtrip. Vertical Gain: 100 feet Time Taken: 1 hr. Weather: Nice day, 70ís, breezy Group: JO & BC. Comments:† We arrived late in the afternoon. This highpoint was very well
maintained, and featured a nice gravel path all the way to the top. No view
from there, but still a very pleasant hike.†
If only Arkansas could do
something about all that roadkill . . .
Left: the very well-groomed trail to the summit of Magazine Mountain.† Right: JO at the highpoint.† Amazingly, there was no roadkill.
After Magazine, we continued on into Missouri.† We ended up at a motel near the MO
highpoint, and went to bed around .