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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Talimena Scenic Drive Arkansas-Oklahoma

Ouachita National Forest

Map picture

Talimena Scenic Drive AR+OK

The 54 Mile Talimena Scenic Drive is one of the highest mountain ranges between the Appalachians and the Rockies.

One breathtaking panorama follows another as this national forest scenic byway winds along the crest of forested mountains between Mena Arkansas and Talihina Oklahoma.

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This one I took through the windshield (after I stopped …)

Talimena Scenic Drive AR+OK

And this through the side mirror showing the winding road behind us.

There are 26 viewing points along the T.S.D all with spacious parking space to allow few cars to park at the same time,but on Sunday the traffic was very slow and I could actually stop in the middle of the Hwy to take pictures.

On one of the highest stops we found a fire observation tower –Closed,the information on the board-missing and the toilets-closed,,,well it is August and the season is over…..

          Talimena Scenic Drive AR+OK


Talimena Scenic Drive AR+OK


Another way enjoy the Talimena Scenic Drive is from a relaxing this position….

Talimena Scenic Drive AR+OK

The drive although was not so long but it took us around 8 hours all together with the stops,the picnic and some short hikes, but when we came back to the C.G in Mena AR there was an incredible sunset

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Great way to end a great day.

Moving on tomorrow to Hot Springs AR.

1 comment:

Jim and Sandie said...

I love the pictures of the road through all the green. Such a contrast. I'm sorry but I don't think Shula looks all that comfortable laying on that bench - she needs a pillow. lol