We had a wonderful time today visiting Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Roland, Arkansas. It was a short drive from Little Rock. It was so cold we didn't walk many of the trails, it was in the 30's and we could hardly stand to get out of the car for long. :-)
Pinnacle Mountain is a park dedicated to environmental education, outdoor recreation, and preservation. This natural environment of 2,356 acres was set aside in 1977 as Arkansas's first state park adjoining a major metropolitan area. The park features a diversity of natural habitat, from high upland peaks to bottomlands along the Big Maumelle River and Little Maumelle River, for park visitors to experience.
The park's dominant natural feature is Pinnacle Mountain, which rises more than a thousand feet above the Arkansas River Valley. The mountain's cone-shaped peak has long been a central Arkansas landmark. Two of the park's hiking trails lead hikers to the mountain's summit to see the panoramic view from atop Pinnacle Mountain with views of the Arkansas River. We were too cold to walk to the top, we cheated and drove most of the way. :-)
We are leaving Arkansas in the morning heading to the Gulf Coast. Check back later for more.