Recently, we took a short road trip to the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas to see the fall foliage. Although we were a couple of weeks early for seeing the colors at their peak, and weather conditions caused the area to be blanketed with fairly heavy morning fog, we still had a great time. Our home-away-from-home was a two-bedroom, two story cabin (we traveled with another couple) on the edge of a meadow surrounded by over 400 forested acres. Situated near the base of Rich Mountain, the cabin's setting can best be described by two words: peaceful and serene. Our cabin, one of four, each separated from the others by dense woods and a long walk, was well-appointed and contained all the comforts of home, except WiFi.
The photo above shows an early morning view near the peak of Rich Mountain, about 2600 feet in elevation. The lake in the upper right background is Lake Wilhelmina.