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A week ago I drove out Parker’s Ridge, south of Deer, Arkansas. After 15 miles of rugged gravel road with tight turns in large Shortleaf Pine¬†forests; I reached the end of Parker’s Ridge and began a 3 miles, 1,600 foot (elevation fall) downhill ride in low gear to the river. The switchbacks began on this rugged road; 27 in all – with a 300 to 600 drop to my¬†right (west). Bluffs bean to appear on my left side (East) and the road narrowed for the last 1.5 miles and became very steep and wet in places, and dangerous. But I m,are it to the bottom and was rewarded with a bridge crossing the beautiful Piney River. I did not see another vehicle or person; only about 20 deer. I fully expected to see a bear or two, but did not.

 

Downhill to the Piney River

Downhill to the Piney River

 

 

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