2,260 Feet Above Sea Level in the Ozark National Forest / by Julie Conquest


Sometimes, you can catch the light just right alongside one of your favorite people and for a time the world becomes a stage. In late October of 2017, my dear friend Lauren Neal and I found one of these moments while on a writing retreat at White Rock Mountain in the Ozark National Forest. There are several cabins built in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps and just outside the door is a trail that goes entirely around the rim. In between the lichen-covered rocks that the mountain is named for are beautiful pavilions such as this one that look out over the top of Arkansas. It was a perfect stage for the occasion that we commemorated with this collage.