Clark Mountain Musings: December 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

This is one of my favorite views of Clark Mountain. It's about 950 feet up to the summit from nearby here along Highway 34 and the local Methodist church looking from the east.

This was taken in the afternoon, note that the snow still clings to the trees near the summit. It's the only local place where the snow remains attached to the trees (due to the height?).

Here's a snowy Clark Mountain from December 16. This is a view from the west. As you can see it dominates the local scenery here. It is truly a mini-mountain (especially by Missouri standards).

Here's a road in Bollinger county from this morning, it leads into Castor River Conservation Area.

View from our front yard this morning (December 16, 2007). We had about 1.5 inches of snow here in Piedmont, MO. Didn't last long however, much of it is gone already.

The Bluegrass Ridge wind farm.

The Bluegrass Ridge wind farm, King City MO.

One of the 300 ft high wind turbines in Gentry County, MO.

View of the King City Track and the Bluegrass Wind Farm, King City MO.

Looking from the Coot mountain fire tower down towards the Current River. What a view.

Looking to the south from the Coot mountain fire tower towards Stegall Mountain and Peck Ranch Conservation Area.

Black River below the Clearwater Dam discharge.

Here's a small igneous glade at Prairie Hollow Gorge.

More of the Prairie Hollow Gorge. You can access it off of highway V along 106 near Eminence, MO.

Prairie Hollow Gorge Natural Area, Shannon County

Finely Mountain as seen from Clark Mountain.

Looking over Clark's Mountain Rhyolite looking towards Finley Mountain

View from Clark Mountain looking towards Piedmont.
View looking to the north from the Deer Run Fire Tower, Current River Conservation Area.
Below this large shortleaf pine is the Deer Run Conservation Area sign.

View looking towards Finley Mountain (Left) and Clark Mountain (Right) from the Deer Run Fire Tower near Ellington.

View of Clark Mountain this autumn.