In 1972 the Buffalo River was declared a National River, one of the few remaining free-flowing, undammed river in the lower 48 states. It originates at the highest part of the Boston Mountains of the Ozarks and flows 135 miles before joining the White River. The National River is popular for camping, float trips, and fishing. There are over 100 miles of hiking trails. The best way to see the river are by the trails or a float trip. I’m looking forward to a return trip to explore the river!
This looks like a trail tree!!
Rocky Mountain Elk were introduced to the region a few years ago. The herd now numbers around 800.
I had forecasted 90 days ago that there would be snow for Thanksgiving. It is an old wives tale or something that I read in the Farmer’s Almanac that when you have your first fog you will have your first snow in 90 days (it didn’t say anything about an ice storm!). That foggy morning, I grabbed the calendar and counted ahead 90 days. Great, it was Thanksgiving Day. The day that my loving family would be here for dinner. Thankfully Thanksgiving Day was the best travel day of the Holiday. We stayed home for most of the holiday weekend, eating leftovers, playing games, and enjoying being together. Chris, Courtney, Caden and Camryn are now home safe and sound, our home is quiet, Wylie is resting….. I think I will join him!
We missed the ones who weren’t able to be here with us, I love you my family!!