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James Baughn

Don't adjust your monitor: This really is Missouri

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 11:35 PM


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  • You do such a great job of bringing visual treasures to my eyes. I probably won't ever be able to get out to these very special places, but thanks to you I am able to do so vicariously. Thanks.

    -- Posted by Observer1 on Wed, Oct 31, 2012, at 6:14 AM
  • Beautiful pictures but why would you think people would have a hard time believing that is Missouri? Quite a bit more of Missouri looks like that or even more scenic. And you've either never been to West Virginia or your memory is failing you because those are mole hills compared to the scenery there.

    -- Posted by Data48 on Wed, Oct 31, 2012, at 8:33 AM
  • Just finished the annual pilgrimage to Bell Mountain Wilderness Area which is northwest of Belleview, north of Arcadia & Ironton. They are going to have to enlarge the parking lots, or people will be parking on the roads...

    -- Posted by Hugh M Bean on Wed, Oct 31, 2012, at 9:38 AM
  • I hiked this area 20 years ago and had long since forgot where it was actually at. I believe it had a different name then. Thank you for reminding me of a great spot!

    -- Posted by rodgerdodger on Mon, Nov 5, 2012, at 11:20 PM
  • Never been to the top but I have floated that stretch of river for years often camping on that sand bar below. The bluff itself is wonderful. Ahh.... I am ready for summer and a canoe!

    -- Posted by beamis50 on Sat, Nov 16, 2013, at 7:50 PM
  • Thank you, James, for this. My wife and I visited in June. Beautiful place.

    On the way there, we encountered two forks on the gravel roads. The first wasn't marked, but we turned right, which was correct. The second fork is marked just as you say.

    Also, the hike from the "parking area" is .6 miles Short!

    Appreciate your blogs and enthusiasm for beautiful Missouri!

    -- Posted by Bernard Ourth on Thu, Jul 19, 2018, at 5:47 PM
  • "No, it really is Missouri. The water is the good ole St. Francis River in Madison County, not far from Fredericktown."

    yup , it runs through Silver Mines too , we use to swim there all the time ..

    -- Posted by Rick Scaggs on Fri, Jul 20, 2018, at 11:42 AM