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Old 04-08-2013, 08:49 PM   #6916
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Super report, Mister D. Hwy 16 is one of those "forgotten", underrated roads. It is my go-to road any time I have a visitor on a street bike. I have not been to Pedestal Rocks, but I will be going now (and bringing my hiking boots).

I've got nothing really to add to Albie and Chuck's report of our trip to Ozone, which was a great trip all the way and ended with a bang

You can check out the slideshow HERE, with a couple teasers below.

Wrong Way Chuckles wanted to go straight


Road seemed narrower to me!


Road seemed rougher and steeper to me!


Follow the "Yellow Brick Road". We sure live in a great place!
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:55 PM   #6917
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:11 PM   #6918
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Rrrgh. Forgot to make it public. Should be good now.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:15 PM   #6919
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:34 PM   #6920
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:43 PM   #6921
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Kewl bridge in Vulture Valley, thats a new one on me. Where might that be?
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:05 PM   #6922
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Kewl bridge in Vulture Valley, thats a new one on me. Where might that be?
Crossing the mulberry off 215 east of Cass, there are buzzards circling or setting on fenceposts every time I go thru there, dozens.

I enjoyed your cave tour, I think that's the one Devro was telling us about last fall.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:13 PM   #6923
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Crossing the mulberry off 215 east of Cass, there are buzzards circling or setting on fenceposts every time I go thru there, dozens.

I enjoyed your cave tour, I think that's the one Devro was telling us about last fall.
I thought that low water bridge looked vaguely familiar. Now I will know to beware of vultures in that area.

I am glad you liked the Beckham Cave pics. I felt really fortunate to have gotten in there to check it out. I hope to run into you this year on the trail. Take care.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:31 PM   #6924
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Our schedule got bumped up a day due to the weather forecast. I put out the word with the usual suspects, but most were busy with other stuff so it was just me and Marty.
We did 200 miles on friday, 150 on saturday and got to hang with the NW Ark inmates and a couple fellers I know from western KS too.

There was a big pile of what must have been quite a house in it's day in Ozone, 3 chimneys like this one. I admired the frugal construction technique.




I got the order messed up, but we rode east to Pilot Rock friday, it was too hazy to see much though.

Pilot Rock



Pilot Rock 2




Spoke plant school



White River @ St. Paul




Big Piney



Big Rock




Pie break, try the oatmeal pie.



Thanks for the ribeye Marty!
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:03 AM   #6925
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Dean and Marty. It was nice to see you guys at the Burger Shack. Thanks for sharing some of your adventure with us.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:42 AM   #6926
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Nice report Dean looks like you are having a great ride too! Awesome man you need to come down here more often
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:42 PM   #6927
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Dean and Marty. It was nice to see you guys at the Burger Shack.
Likewise, and heal quick!

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Thanks Mike, I agree!
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:52 PM   #6928
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Ran the Frog today to catch some brisk spring. Looks like the trail is good to go for SLAP next month. Some steep rocky hills which seem to change every time I go. This was the first time I had such a water crossing. The entrance was the fun part and the take out was not so bad. Lined it up and took the plunge
Just about 100 miles today and seemed to find myself in no hurry


Pic from the other side


Frog Falls was flowing well
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:12 AM   #6929
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Mr. D, (and I won't call you guy), those pics of the Winona spillway sure bring back memories. I have lived at Thornburg on Hwy 9/10 since 1979, I'm 49 now. We used to ride through the Nat. Forest to the spillway and ride all over that place. Back then no one lived in that rangers house, and on Sundays and some weekdays late in the afternoon there was absolutely no one around. We would ride over that spillway, over a little 3ft concrete hump up on top of the flat part, and ride up and down the west side of the top of the spillway. It was usually dry in the summer, but you could still climb the spillway when it was wet on a bike. If you did that now the Dept of Homeland Security would put you under a Federal jail!

The tall shallow cave/overhang at Forked Mtn is a well used camp spot for locals and hunters. That road you walked up to the falls was open until about 1997, off and on. It was a regular swimming hole for kids and families. PM me about the "Lezzie Hole", that's what locals called it for awhile. Long story. There are several falls on that creek, and also on Browns creek. None really big ones like the Ozarks that I know of. Get a book called "Arkansas' Streams and Waterfalls". It has over 90% of the worthwhile falls and cascades listed by region, that fall you were at is listed.

If you ever go back, head west on road 86 towards Hollis and take the first left. It takes you to the west side of Forked Mtn and it's a short walk to the top of the mountain. There are often vehicles parked there, it's a hotspot for rock climbers with permanent piton hardware and several routes. There are 2 small caves on the Mtn. One takes about 10 minutes of crawling to go through, too short to stand or even really bend over and walk, the other is just a shallow small cave. Speaking of Hollis, there is a cool old store on Hwy 7 at Hollis I often stop at. Nice folks there, and they like telling the story of the store and the area. I think it has been family owned for 75 yrs or so.

Several yrs ago a N. American record black bear of over 750lbs was killed in the big valley in between Forked Mtn and Flatside. I ate some of the meat. (I didn't kill it, I was just at the store (not same store), when it got checked in and the hunter gave most of the meat to the store owner who sold meat and made BBQ).

Great pics and report. I have ridden all over that country since I was 13, but I never take pics. Just ride, walk, look.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:27 AM   #6930
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Ran the Frog today to catch some brisk spring. Looks like the trail is good to go for SLAP next month. Some steep rocky hills which seem to change every time I go. This was the first time I had such a water crossing. The entrance was the fun part and the take out was not so bad. Lined it up and took the plunge
Just about 100 miles today and seemed to find myself in no hurry
Which route did you take in and out?
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