Travel Theme: Mountains

White Rock Mountain, in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas

White Rock Mountain, in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas

White Rock Mountain is one of my favorite mountains because it is beautiful in every season and especially friendly during winter.  The Ozark Highlands Trail passes across White Rock at about mile 18.  I like traveling to White Rock because the trailhead is only 45-minutes from home which means more time on the trail and less time in the Jeep.

Campsite with a view on White Rock Mountain

Campsite with a view on White Rock Mountain

Camping on White Rock is a treat.

White Rock camping 2

This picture of the morning after the previous picture demonstrates just how quickly conditions can change on this relatively low elevation mountain (2,320 feet).

There are overlooks for viewing sunset and sunrise on a 2-mile loop trail on top of White Rock Mountain.

Sunrise from White Rock Mountain

Sunrise from White Rock Mountain

 

On the Ozark Highlands Trail just east of the spur to the top of White Rock

On the Ozark Highlands Trail just east of the spur to the top of White Rock

 

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White Rock Creek along side the Shores Lake White Rock Loop Trail.

White Rock Creek along side the Shores Lake White Rock Loop Trail.

8 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Mountains

  1. Gorgeous! I loved the sunrise shot, although the before and after picture of the tent was quite eloquent.

    I was going to recommend you check out a fellow Ozark blog – Kathleen from The Course of Our Seasons, but I see she’s clicked the “like” button right before me!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    How do I get to your blog? I had to click on the recent posts column to get to the pictures. It’s a bit tedious having to back, back, back to see the posts.

    Nancy

      • Jim – when I try that I go to the static page, “Exploring the Ozarks”. It won’t let me out of that page to get to the blog entries; I have to click to the right for the individual blog posts.

        If you want to send me your E-mail address, I can do a print screen to show you what comes up.

  2. I’m actually traveling through the Ozarks to get from Texas to Kansas City tonight and am looking for a rock to camp on tonight. Something that juts out off a cliff and overlooks the valley. Any idea where?

    • You could hike the White Rock Mt. loop (2 mi.) and pick a spot along the trail. Redding Loop trail is another option that takes you up to Spy Rock. In this heat, I’d opt for camping at Redding Campground and enjoy the Mulberry River.

  3. I’m actually traveling from Texas to Kansas City tonight after 5 and plan to go through the Ozarks. I saw that I can take about an hour side trip over to White Rock but I’m looking for a rock that I can pitch my tent on; something that juts out off a cliff and overlooks the valley. Any ideas where?

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