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Ouachitas

I had been wanting to go out on another camping trip. But we are in the middle of the summer doldrums, where it's too hot to do anything outside (temperatures in the 100s will do that to you). On top of that, we are in the middle of a horrible drought. Sadly, all of the rivers and streams have just about all dried up.

 

But a big storm passed through the state, dumping a lot of much needed rain (up to 10 inches in places!). Would it be worth going out camping somewhere, even in the heat? Well Zack had an idea of going camping on Friday night, and I immediately took him up on the offer. I wanted to get out of the city for a bit, and the rain did bring some rivers in the state back up to a more normal level. We decided to visit the Cossatot River, which rose nearly two feet after the rain.

 

So after work on Friday, we met up in Little Rock and headed out west towards the Ouachita Mountains. After a quick stop for dinner in Hot Springs, we headed towards the mighty Cossatot. Along the way, we tried to find some sort of neat old barn to get a picture of before it got dark. But unfortunately, we saw more smelly chicken houses than barns. We did manage to find one along the way...

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Taken on July 27, 2012