Only in the Ozarks of Arkansas

Mike, president of the Ozark Highlands Trail Association, got permission to park on a man’s land close to where we would be doing doing trail maintenance around mile 52 of the Ozark Highlands Trail.   While Mike was visiting with the landowner the man asked if Mike liked muscadine wine. He said yes, so the landowner produced this bottle and said he’d picked the muscadines along the trail.  He said he didn’t like wine, just enjoyed making and sharing it.    Notice the duct tape label.

Muscadine Wine from the Ozark Mountains

Muscadine Wine from the Ozark Mountains

Sure enough, we came across some muscadines on the trail.  Very tasty.

Muscadines ripe and ready to pick.

Muscadines ripe and ready to pick.

We actually did some trail work but throughly enjoyed lopping our way through one of the most beautiful areas of the state.   Had a nice lunch while visiting with a father-son duo from Oklahoma.  Explored some small caves up above the trail while taking a short break from the lopping.   All in all, a pretty nice way to spend a day.   Thankful for the beauty of the Arkansas Ozark Mountains.

Small cave in the Marinoni Scenic Area

Small cave in the Marinoni Scenic Area

Marinoni campsite

This little campsite made a nice spot for lunch and conversation.

If you’re interested in hiking this section of the OHT, check out this blog which includes driving directions.   http://wp.me/p2VEN9-a

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