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Old 02-24-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: The South
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I agree with paramour if you really want some BIG Mts. and if you are really desperate for some snow- even if it is fake. Try the Ouachitas and Ozarks for spring-summer vacations, that is when they are in their peak (although it gets kinda hot during summer- you need some nice lakes or rivers nearby).
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:24 AM
 
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Our trip this weekend to the Lodge at Mt. Magazine was nice. Unfortunately the fog was so thick there was no view to the valley. We planned to hike a little before we left, but 28 degrees was too cold for the kids. They did enjoy the indoor pool.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:00 AM
 
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I am wondering what is the best (prettiest) mountainous area of AR.We recently moved from west Texas to the Dallas area,which puts New Mexico a little far for getting into the mountains for any getaways.What area is best for elevation gain and seclusion?We are looking for some place to go in winter that gets a little snow and has a little of the Colorado feel,and also some place for summer trips.
Hey man, the best elevation gains for the most part are in the Ozarks! Alot of the summits are around 2,000-2,600+ with the base being 500-1000ft in elevation. In the Ozarks for instance Devil's Den state park accessed from 540 north, the temperatures are usually 5-10 degrees cooler than in the Arkansas River valley. In Fayettville we usually get 4-6 inches of snow 12-14 total. 3 years ago we had a record 18 inch snow though. Hope this helps!
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, AR
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I can't believe that no one suggested the Talimena Trail, between Mena, AR and Talihena, OK.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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This is a five year old thread so I suspect it doesn't make any difference at this point, but I too prefer the Ouachita Mountains over the Ozark Plateau
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Hey man, the best elevation gains for the most part are in the Ozarks! Alot of the summits are around 2,000-2,600+ with the base being 500-1000ft in elevation. In the Ozarks for instance Devil's Den state park accessed from 540 north, the temperatures are usually 5-10 degrees cooler than in the Arkansas River valley. In Fayettville we usually get 4-6 inches of snow 12-14 total. 3 years ago we had a record 18 inch snow though. Hope this helps!
I have to smile when I read a reply like this: the OP posted 5 and 1/2 years ago. I bet they have their answer and have visited, hopefully more than once. I know, I sometimes do the same thing, I see a topic, I answer and then I realize it is almost as outdated as me.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:26 PM
 
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then I realize it is almost as outdated as me.
Like fine wine, Nita......

Like fine wine.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Ouachita Mtns of Arkansas
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I lived in the Rockies both in Colorado and Idaho. I have settled in Mena, Arkansas and couldn't be happier. Mena is at the bottom of Rich Mountain which is the second highest mountain in Arkansas and the beginning of the Talimena Scenic Byway, a national highway that goes from Mena to Talihina, Oklahoma. A distance of about 55 miles. Attached are some pics of the mountains and a snowfall that Mena got in 2008. We bought a house here in town in 2007 and have received snow every year. During good weather, this town fills up with motorcycles. I have other pics in the Arkansas threads so I couldn't upload any of those in this post. I know this is an old thread but maybe someone will just happen to stumble upon it.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Hey slingshot, you are bringing back old memories with these photos. Thanks
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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All new and useful to me. Thanks. Looking fwd to seeing Mt Magazine Lodge in Jan. if weather allows. Anything fun to see or do on my way back to H.S.? Thanks
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