My job comes with perks. For example, yesterday I had to attend a meeting at The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. This is the off season for the Folk Center so I wouldn’t get a chance to enjoy the crafters, the music or even The Skillet Restaurant. I had a couple of hours of driving each way for a short meeting that could only happen at the Folk Center. So after the meeting I made myself figured out a little bonus trip.
I should point out here that living in Arkansas also comes with perks. No matter where I travel in the state, I have the opportunity to make side trips. When planned properly, in Arkansas, the journey is as good or better than the destination.
I decided to run up to the Sylamore Creek near Hwy 5 and 14 just north of Mountain View. It’s a beautiful area and home to some great backpacking memories. I didn’t have a lot of time but I was able to get down to the trailhead and walk the few hundred feet to the creek. Camera in hand of course. These are a few shots I was able to steal on a cold winter day.