We had another fine day in Arkansas. Today we drove the Pig Trail Scenic Byway that runs through the Ozark National Forest. It was about a 28 mile drive crossing a diverse portion of rural Arkansas along timber covered mountains, rugged landscapes, and clear mountain streams. We saw a lot of colorful wildflowers and autumn foliage on the drive and along the banks of a rushing Mulberry river.
Pig Trail Scenic Byway owes its name to the wild pigs who carved paths through thick forest growth, creating trails that settlers later adopted. The mascot of the University of Arkansas, "Razorbacks," can trace its roots back to the pigs that first made the area home.
It was a beautiful drive and we enjoyed it much. We will be leaving early in the morning heading toward Little Rock. More later from Arkansas.