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Fort Smith AR, Drive Around
Drive with us around Fort Smith Arkansas. Also Know as Brick Town. Lovely little town.
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 86,209. With an estimated population of 88,037 in 2017, it is the principal city of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region of 298,592 residents that encompasses the Arkansas counties of Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian, and the Oklahoma counties of Le Flore and Sequoyah.
Fort Smith has a sister city relationship with Cisterna, Italy, site of the World War II Battle of Cisterna, fought by United States Army Rangers commanded by Fort Smith native William O. Darby. The city also has a mutual friendship-city relationship with Jining, China.
Fort Smith lies on the Arkansas-Oklahoma state border, situated at the confluence of the Arkansas and Poteau rivers, also known as Belle Point. Fort Smith was established as a western frontier military post in 1817, when it was also a center of fur trading. The city developed there. It became well known as a base for migrants' settling of the Wild West and for its law enforcement heritage.
In 2007, the city of Fort Smith was selected by the United States Department of the Interior as the site of the new United States Marshals Service National Museum, slated to open in 2019.[
White Rock Mountain Arkansas
White Rock Mountain is one of the tallest mountains of the Boston Mountains which made up the Ozarks in Arkansas. Travelers can see the Boston Mountains along Interstate 540 between Fort Smith and Fayetteville, Arkansas. To get to White Rock Mountain from Fort Smith, take Interstate 540 North then merge onto Interstate 40 East. Travel on Interstate 40 East until you see exit 24-Mulberry, take the exit. Turn left into North 125 and go about 6 miles, you will see a small community named Fern. There is a 3-way, which both directions can also take you to White Rock Mountain.
The way on the right is easier to get there, but this road was closed before due to bad condition, so you must know the other way as well. The way on the right, keep going straight until you see another 3-way, turn left where it says Shores Lake. You will run into gravel road soon. Go about 3-4 mile until you hit another 3-way. Turn left towards White Rock Mountain. From there will be easy.
The way on the left at Fern. There will be a lot of gravel road on this one. Keep going straight until you hit a paved road, turn right at that road. Then you will run onto gravel road again. Keep going even the road seems to get smaller. then you will hit another 3-way (I don't remember there is a stop sign), turn right again. Now to steep hill gravel road. Do not drive too fast because your tires will not have friction on the road if you step on the brake, and you might end up on the side of the road or down the ditch. From there just going straight.
There is another way from Mountainburg, Arkansas. But I never took that route before, so I don't know the direction. But I see sign says Mountainburg when heading out of White Rock Mountain, and met some people who took that way down from Fayetteville.
Overall, it is a beautiful place to visit, especially during the Fall. Ozark Highland trail is one of the longest trails in Arkansas. One more reason that it is best to visit during the Fall is that bears are not so active during the Fall. Trust me I once saw a bear crossing the road while I was driving up there during early summer.
Enjoy the beauties of White Rock Mountain. But always remember to be careful all the time. I also had to help a husband carry out his wife because she had a broken ankle. I do not want to scare you. Just to remind you to be careful. It's not too difficult to hike around, unless you really want to hike down the bottom of the cliff. Yes, there is a trail right bellow the clip that you can hike to a couple of caves. I heard there is a cave with Indians' caving right below the main vista, but I didn't get there yet; maybe another time
Equipments I use to film this clip:
Canon 5D mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm L f4.0
Canon EF 70-200mm L f2.8
WEIFENG WF-6662A tripod
and careful feet :))
AUTUMN IN ARKANSAS (HD)
Arkansas is undoubtedly one of the best places to see fall foliage in America. Every autumn, nature paints the mountains and valleys of The Natural State with gorgeous hues of gold, red and orange.
These photos are taken from 2011 to 2016 in Arkansas (Hot Springs, Talimena Scenic Drive, Lake Hamilton, Mt.Magazine, Petit Jean State Park, Little Rock, etc.)
Colby Photography (email@example.com)
Music: Deborah's Theme by Yo-Yo Ma.
Arkansas Mountain Valleys - the Best Fall Colors in the USA
Come to Arkansas's mountain valleys to behold the best fall colors the USA has to offer. Ozark valleys aflame with the fiery reds, oranges and yellows of autumn in Arkansas will leave you breathless.
Exploring Arkansas March 2008
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mystic Caverns, Rush Ghost Town
After being closed for quite a number of years, Lake Fort Smith State Park has reopened bigger and better than ever near Mountainburg in northwest Arkansas. We'll take you on a kayak tour of this 1490 acre reservoiRiver Mystic Caverns south of Harrison offers two caverns only 400 feet apart from one another-the other is Crystal Dome Cavern The only Federally protected ghost town in the country is Rush, in the lower portion of the Buffalo National River region.
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Arkansas Hiking Trails and Lake Views
After we pack up and leave Devil's Den State Park we head to the famous Fort Smith State Park. Home of the Western Terminus of the Ozark Highlands Trail. We didn't hike the OHT, but we did explore the lake and a few trails around this amazing park. Make time to visit Fort Smith. You will have plenty to do and see.
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Fall color in Arkansas Ozark scenic foliage road trip view most beautiful ever
Our 2 days visit to Arkansas scenic fall - foliage during October road trip . overnight stay at Jasper. Ozark Forest - Piney Creek, boxley valley, Buffalo National River, whitekar - hawlksbill point, steel creek, Lost valley, Ponca
Exploring Arkansas July 2017
It's the only remaining airworthy Marine B-25 bomber in the world - (Doolittle Raiders fame) and it made a stop at the Arkansas Air & Military Museum in Fayetteville to give onlookers an up close experience out of the history books. Rattlesnake Falls is in the deep wilderness of the Ozark National Forest northeast of Mountainburg. -Rattlesnakes aren't the concern though - it's the black bears! One of Arkansas' best kept secrets happens to be the town of Leslie, which still maintains its 1920's- era charm. Steak lovers and cooks gather every May in Magnolia for the World Championship Steak Cook-Off, which is held in conjunction with the Magnolia Blossom Festival. The Pigeon Creek National Recreation Trail north of Mountain Home along Norfork Lake, is a wonderful twenty-mile trail system that's open to mountain bikers and hikers.
Riding thru small towns in Arkansas.
Riding thru towns in Arkansas wishing I was baCC home in Cali..!!