Friday, February 27, 2015

Gray's Spring

This lovely picnic area was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
 
 
The view in Winter is amazing!  Have you heard the old saying, "Can't see the forest for the trees".


Well, that's a good reason to hike in Winter!  ;-)  This view is still gorgeous when the leaves are on the trees, but, my goodness, look at those Ozark Mountains in early February!

 
The CCC did amazing rock work, didn't they?

 
While it's a pretty rough climb down to this little picnic spot

 
it's certainly worth the time to visit and pause for just a moment

 
before heading on down the road.

 
Gray's Spring is located on White Rock Mountain Road off Arkansas Scenic Highway 23, AKA The Pig Trail.
 
;-)  -Marci

14 comments:

  1. The scenery is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :-)
    Darlene
    http://whosaprettygirl.com

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  2. What a cool place to have a picnic! The scenery is beautiful even in winter. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/26/home-matters-linky-party-26/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  3. Great when there is a big difference between the seasons a lot of our trees are evergreen and things don't change all that much.
    Merle.......................

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  4. So pretty! I was always amazed at the work the CCC did in Montana in such hard to reach places!

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  5. What a gorgeous little structure! I've always loved the things that the CCC built back in the '30s.

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  6. This screams "peacefulness" to me! Linking up from Dare to Share Saturday

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  7. We have a similar structure at Deception Pass park in Washington State. - Margy

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  8. That looks wonderful... especially now as we are itching to get out and hike! :)

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  9. What a beautiful piece of history. I can only imagine the crafters that built this and the without our modern day tools. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  10. I love nature in any season. Beautiful photos. Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things, can't wait to see what you'll share next week!

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  11. I love a beautiful picnic spot! Thank you so much for sharing with us at VMG206 Brag About It!

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  12. That is stunning set of pictures!
    The view is breathtaking :)

    I would love for you to share your pics with our Thursday Link Up Party- Idea box:

    http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/03/idea-box-thursday-link-party.html

    xx
    Mila
    milaslittlethings.com
    milawayable@gmail.com

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  13. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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