Saturday, August 12, 2006

First Look-Out (Sylamore Road) Bluffs, Potato Cave


Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Nice photos. Have you ever seen "Standing Rock" on the Strawberry River?

If I recall, you take 223 south from Viola, then take a left turn somewhere a few miles out.

It's not easy to find the rock.

You drive on the dirt road on which you've turned left until you reach a small, old church, then drive down a field road to the river, park your vehicle, and walk the rest of the way ... getting seed ticks.

Somebody would know the way if you ask around, especially the old folks, but you'd better find out before looking.

Or call my brother John Hodges in Salem. He's pastor of one of the town's Baptist churches and would know how to get there because he took me there with my Korean girlfriend (now wife).

Jeffery Hodges

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D.Daddio Al-Ozarka said...

Thanks, Jeffery!

I hope I get more comments of this sort. Ideally, I'd like to get them from folks from around here.

I find it humorous that my first "tip" would come from a fellow-admirer of the foothills blogging from S. Korea!

Thanks again. I will put the site on a list of others I intend to document and share.

There is a cave I've heard about that's located somewhere around Wideman (Viola neighborhood). It's supposed to have an underground lake.

There are many other sites I've seen as well as many I've heard of that I intend to check out. Yours is on the list. I hope others I've never heard of are revealed through visitors comments.

Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I assume that you've been to Grand Gulf, which you can reach by driving into Missouri from Mammoth Spring.

Go here.

Then, go there.

It's said to have an underground lake below the sinkhole, and the water there feeds into Mammoth Spring.

Jeffery Hodges

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D.Daddio Al-Ozarka said...

Been there! Awesome. Mammoth Springs is worth visiting. And since it is only a few miles off the beaten track, Grand Gulf is a must-see, as well!

Thanks for mentioning and linking them.

Eventually, on one of those nights, I'll begin linking places around Izard County .

Blanchard Springs, of course, as well as Mountain View and the Ozark Folk Center, not to mention The Twin Lakes areas and all that it offers.

Spring River to the north of us (the river that comes out of the ground at Mammoth Springs) is also another feature that is a must-see for those who visit the area.

Buffalo River is another area that is quite close to Izard County and I plan to link relevant sites for those who might want to visit.

I'm intimidated by the work it will require, but I hope to also include a little history of the area.