ozark national forest

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.