Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fairfield Bay, Arkansas

We took a short family trip last weekend to a lake resort in Fairfield Bay, Arkansas. It snowed on Thursday night, and a thin blanket covered everything in morning. Miles and miles of gravel roads, fire roads in the woods and a few short single track trails - all to myself. I wouldn't call this corner of the Ozarks mountainous, but there are some big hills with long, steep climbs.

First it was a slippery trail out to Indian Falls.

Then I ran down to Greers Ferry Lake. That's the majestic Sugar Loaf mountain veiled in the clouds. Sugar Loaf stands as an island in the middle of the lake, and with it volcanic shape, looks like it belongs in the South pacific. Apparently there is a ferry that can take you out to the trail-head that leads to the summit.

Piney woods are good for the soul.

And a piney beer for the recovery.


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