|Rocky outcrops and gorgeous streams on the Ozark Highlands Trail.|
The view from the trailhead at the Fairview Campground provided a highly favorable first impression. Rolling hills expanded in waves, and forested land had fewer signs of development than you’d think. These weren’t high rugged mountains like you’d find out West. These ancient mountains worn down by erosion into gentle curves had a special beauty.
|Unbelievably blue water of Hurricane Creek.|
Some parts of the trail were rugged and overgrown. More like following a deer trail than following a well-beaten path. It took a bit longer because I had to be careful about watching my footing with all the rocks and leaves. But I love the feel of narrow trail because it make me feel like I’m on a bushwhacking adventure.
When the trail eventually joined an old road, there was lovely old stone bridge over the creek that made me think that I’d been brought to that place for a reason- so I could get a taste of the history of this region.
|Old stone bridge.|
|Dipping my toes along the Ozark Highlands Trail.|
|Blazing sunset makes my hammock glow.|
Ozark Highlands Trail Association
Trail description and maps for the Ozone to Fairview section
GPS tracks download for the OHT