Woolly Hollow State Park, AR – Redding Campground, AR
Miles Ridden – 158
Total Miles – 1,427
Today’s Travel Time – 9.5 hrs
Animal Totem – Wild Turkey
What I learned today – How grateful I am for the people who design and build bridges.
Well we survived the storm! Thankfully it didn’t come in as bad as they were forecasting. It was a pretty morning with a slight chill in the air as we packed up and headed out.
Not long into the morning we reached our first impassable water crossing.
After backtracking a bit and sending a work around (still a gravel road, but one with bridges!) we stopped in Hector, AR to refuel and grab a bite to eat.
I now have a new strategy to only eat a salad at lunchtime. More food than that is sure to induce laying-on-the-ground syndrome.
After a short parking lot nap we continued onward, getting deeper and deeper into the mountains. Beautiful scenery and nice dirt/gravel roads, with views of the very swollen creeks, but no more water crossings made for an enjoyable afternoon.
Luckily the owner Brian just happened to be stopping by the store, even though they had been closed for a few hours! He popped his head out and turned on the pumps for us. He also gave us some stickers and tipped us off about Redding Campground which was about 15 miles down the road.
After chatting for a bit we took off and found that we had the campground all to ourselves. It was still in great shape after the storm, even though the river ran right by it. After a meal and a hot shower we were all snuggled in and ready for bed.