Posts Tagged ‘Mt. Nebo’

Hiking the Rim Trail

June 13, 2017

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Betsy and I visit Mt. Nebo State Park in Arkansas early each year.  We have many reasons for continuing to go there:  a beautiful little cabin that we get each year, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, a peaceful and quiet atmosphere in which we can relax and enjoy each other’s company, and beautiful views.

Another thing we do its hike along the Rim Trail, which circles the mountain top just below the rim.  We don’t always hike all the way around the mountain, but we do cover most parts of the trail while we’re at Mt. Nebo.

There is access to the Rim Trail near our cabin, and the views beckons us each morning, as can be seen in the picture above.


On a clear day we can see Mt. Magazine in the distance, another favorite place we like to visit.


When we hike from the cabin toward Sunset Point we pass this gnarled old tree standing guard along the trail.


With all the beautiful views along the Rim Trail there are times when we just have to stop and soak them all in.

 

Sunrise, Sunset

March 7, 2017

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Mt. Nebo State Park in Arkansas in one of the favorite places Betsy and I visits.  We go there every year, usually in mid-to-late February or early March.

We have several reasons for going to Mt. Nebo that time of the year.  One reason is that our favorite cabin is usually available.  There are very few people around, so we feel as if we have the mountain top to ourselves.  Finally, that is a great time of the year to view both sunrises and sunsets.   The picture above is the view from Sunrise Point just before the sun poked above the horizon.

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We have to get up early to get to Sunrise Point before dawn starts to break, but although it is sometimes hard to leave a nice bed, the view is worth it — even while the world is still sleeping.

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We have a perfect view of sunsets from the back of our cabin, as the photo above shows.  This was taken on a perfectly clear day just as the sun slipped below the mountains to the west.

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Clear days can give amazing sunsets, but an overcast day has it’s own special beauty.  This picture was taken on an afternoon when we didn’t see much of the sun,  but there was no doubt that the heavens were declaring the glory of God.

Is it any wonder that this is a very special place to us?

Skywatch Friday: Mt. Nebo Sunset

May 30, 2014
Sunset at Mt. Nebo, Arkansas.  February 26, 2014.

Sunset at Mt. Nebo, Arkansas. February 26, 2014.

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Sunset at Mt. Nebo, Arkansas. February 26, 2014.

Sunset at Mt. Nebo, Arkansas. February 26, 2014.

If you visited here very often, you know that one of our favorite spots is Mt. Nebo State Park in Arkansas.  We get the same cabin for each visit, and we can sit on the back porch and enjoy some spectacular sunsets.

Sunset at Mt. Nebo, Arkansas. February 26, 2014.

Sunset at Mt. Nebo, Arkansas. February 26, 2014.

Sometimes the sky is cloudy, which creates magnificent cloudscapes in the sky.  The evening I took these pictures (February 26, 2014) was perfectly clear, and the color of the sky was simply magnificent.

Our World: ‘Our’ Mt. Nebo Cabin

March 31, 2014
'Our' cabin on Mt. Nebo, Arkansas.  February 26, 2014.

‘Our’ cabin on Mt. Nebo, Arkansas. February 26, 2014.

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By now most of you know that Betsy and I visit Mt. Nebo State Park in Arkansas every year.  Betsy knew about this place before I was in the picture, but It didn’t take her long to introduce me to Mt. Nebo.

We stay at the same cabin each time we go.  ‘Our’ cabin is a one-bedroom stone cabin built by the CCC, although it has been renovated since then.  The cabin has a small but well-equipped kitchen, and the main room has a marvelous fireplace  which we enjoy very much.

The back of 'our' cabin, Mt. Nebo, Arkansas.  February 27, 2014.

The back of ‘our’ cabin, Mt. Nebo, Arkansas. February 27, 2014.

The cabin sits near the western rim of the mountain.  It has a small porch in back as well as a patio with a picnic table.  We don’t use the picnic table much since it’s usually still winter when we visit.

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‘Our’ cabin in the light of the setting sun, Mt. Nebo, Arkansas. February 26, 2014.

The cabin is perfectly located for enjoying sunsets in February-March, when the light of the setting sun bathes the cabin in a golden glow.  The back of the cabin gives us a grandstand view.

Skywatch Friday: Mt. Nebo Sunrise

March 7, 2014
The pre-dawn view from Sunrise Point on Mt. Nebo, Arkansas.  February 27, 2014.

The pre-dawn view from Sunrise Point on Mt. Nebo, Arkansas. February 27, 2014.

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When Betsy and I visit Mt. Nebo in Arkansas, we tend to get up a little earlier than usual so we can drive to Sunrise Point to watch the sun come up.

If the visibility is good, we can see much of the Arrkansas River valley below us before the sun makes its appearance.

The sun making its first appearance across the Arkansas River valley.  February 27, 2014.

The sun making its first appearance across the Arkansas River valley. February 27, 2014.

In late February we can catch our first glimpse of the sun just beyond the end of Petit Jean Mountain across the valley.

The day is off to a great start on Mt. Nebo, Arkansas.  February 27, 2014.

The day is off to a great start on Mt. Nebo, Arkansas. February 27, 2014.

It doesn’t take long before the sun is completely up filling the sky with light reflected in the waters of the river below us.  It’s always a gorgeous sight, and gets our day off to a wonderful start.

SkyWatch Friday: A Foggy Sunset

March 22, 2013
A foggy sunset from Mount Nebo, Arkansas.  March 31, 2011.

A foggy sunset from Mount Nebo, Arkansas. March 31, 2011.

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Not every sunset on Mount Nebo is perfect, in spite of some of the pictures we’ve posted from there.  Fog came rolling in late one afternoon a couple of years ago, and we were afraid  we wouldn’t see anything at all of the setting sun.  The fog was fairly thick, but I got this photo of the setting sun before it completely disappeared.  I like the reflected light on the wet rock near the bottom of the photo.

SkyWatch Friday: Sunset on Mount Nebo

March 1, 2013
Our cabin at sunset on Mount Nebo, Arkansas.  February 27, 2012.

Our cabin at sunset on Mount Nebo, Arkansas. February 27, 2012.

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There are many things that Betsy and I like about Mount Nebo in Arkansas.  We always stay at ‘our’ cabin on the rim of the mountain.  The main reason we go in late February is that we can enjoy sunsets from the patio of the cabin.

This picture, taken last year, shows the sun sinking behind the mountains to the west of Mount Nebo.  ‘Our’ cabin is in silhouette on the left of the picture.

SkyWatch Friday: Mount Nebo Sunset

February 22, 2013
Sunset on Mount Nebo, Arkansas.  February 11, 2013.

Sunset on Mount Nebo, Arkansas. February 11, 2013.

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Betsy and I were at Mount Nebo in Arkansas last week.  We stay at the same cabin each year, since we have beautiful views at sunset from the porch at the back of the cabin.  We can sit there and look down into the valley below us and see the mountains stretching off in the distance.  When the setting sun colors the sky and sends our sun rays, we feel that we’re capturing a glimpse of heaven.

SkyWatch Friday: Mount Nebo Sunrise

April 13, 2012

Sunrise from Sunrise Point on Mount Nebo, Arkansas. March 2, 2012.

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As I’ve mentioned several times, Betsy and I love to watch sunsets from ‘our’ cabin on Mount Nebo in Arkansas.  It’s nice to sit on the patio and enjoy the setting sun.

Sunrise on Mount Nebo, Arkansas. March 2, 2012.

It’s possible to see sunrises on Mount Nebo as well, but it involves more effort.  Not only do we need to get up very early, we need to drive to Sunrise Point.  But we do that at least once each time we visit Mount Nebo.

Sunrise on Mount Nebo, Arkansas. March 2, 2012.

All of these pictures were taken on the morning of March 2, 2012.  Yes, we did have to get up early, but I think it was all worth it.

SkyWatch Friday: Sunset on Mt. Nebo

April 6, 2012

Sunset on Mt. Nebo, Arkansas. March 28, 2011.

 

 

 

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As many of you know, Betsy and I love Mt. Nebo in Arkansas.  We’ve gone there at least once each year for several years now, always staying in the same cabin.  When we go in February or March, we can enjoy the sunsets from the patio of the cabin.  I took this picture at sunset in March of last year.