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Ascent of Rich Mountain on 2012-02-24

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Friday, February 24, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Rich Mountain
    Location:USA-Arkansas
    Elevation:2681 ft / 817 m

Ascent Trip Report

A drive up to a National Park.

After visiting the west end of the spectacular Talimena National Scenic Byway in Oklahoma we continued east into to Arkansas, and decided to drive up to the Rich Mountain Fire Tower National Park for a picnic lunch (sunny but a bit on the cool side). The short access road (off of #88) to this summit is 9.33 miles east of the State Line.
The summit is capped with the Fire Tower, Communication Tower and picnic tables. The rusty-looking Fire Tower is fenced-in with a locked gate.

We found a hotel in the city of Mena for the night.

"DO ONLY DOGS HEAR DOG WHISTLES."
Summary Total Data
    Route:a drive up
    Trailhead:talimena nat scenic byway  



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