Thanks so much for the welcome.
The Ozarks are in the Northwest corner of Arkansas. They are just north of I-40, as you can see from the map at the first link below. Some of the most dramatic areas for bluffs and rock formations are closer to the headwaters of the Buffalo River. The second link is to a site established by Tim Ernst, one of our local hiking and photography enthusiasts. He is actually a professional nature photographer, so please excuse that his site is commercial. But, he has written many hiking books that have become the books we locals put in the zip-lock bag and take on the trails. They are simply the best way to decide where to hike in this area.
I have been to his home, which he calls Cloudland, high above the Buffalo River Valley. Although the Ozarks are not high "mountains" by many standards, they are unique in that they were formed eons ago by water acting on a plateau. If you have time, scroll down to the next-to-last row in the Ernst site and click on "Buffalo River Wilderness book Gallery". The cover shot shows someone hanging by one hand from a place called Hawksbill Crag. This is a great day-hike, and we have stood on this spot.
Sorry to go on and on... You can tell I love where I live!
Edited by: ACACIA23 at: 4/26/2008 (19:01)
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