The short version:
State highpoints – 2 (24 & 25 for me, 6 & 7 for Eric)
County highpoints – 6 (grand total of 90 for me)
Fire towers – 3
Total peaks – 8
Funniest town names – Blue Ball & Smackover
Seinfeld references – too many to count
The longer version:
Earlier this year Eric and I (along with Albee) went to North and South Dakota to bag some high points. Soon after Eric asked me about a late fall trip to the South for some more bagging. Eric is working on visiting all of the states and I’m working on getting to some high points. This trip would be a good combination of both goals.
I was already in Little Rock after spending a week in Austin TX for work. Eric’s flight was delayed so our plans for the first day were adjusted. He turned up about 2 hours late and by 1 PM we were headed out of Little Rock. We stopped early on for a run in a park on the outskirts of LR. It was good to stretch the legs out after sitting around all day (actually I was up at 3 AM for a treadmill run before heading to the airport). Once the first run was under our belts we settled in for a drive to Mt Magazine, which is the highest point in AR.