Broadwater Hollow And Queen's Point
The month of March has been very springlike so far. Other than a few cold days, and some much needed rain it has been very enjoyable. One of the features of the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas is the interesting geology and varied terrain that we have. From the mountains to the forests to the rivers and lakes, we are blessed with an abundance of public recreational lands. All we have to do is make sure we take care of them.
We have been looking for flat places to walk and decided to visit Paige and Broadwater Hollow Falls which are located along the same creek. Once we arrived at the parking area we headed down the creek. There was a small trail we could follow that seemed to stay on the same bench...which made it pretty flat for us. The first waterfall we came to was a small one, maybe four feet tall. We stopped to adjust our cameras and grab a few pictures.
We could hear more water so after hitching up my pants we headed down the trail until we saw a much larger waterfall. This was Paige Falls. It is a beautiful eight foot waterall that ends up in an emerald pool. I was unable to get a frontal shot of the waterfall due to my having my knee brace on and not being able to climb around much.
We continued our walk down the trail and shortly came to Broadwater Hollow Falls. This is a much taller waterfall, about twenty feet or so. The water was running strong enough that there was a very small secondary fall to the right. Unfortunately I cound not climb down to the bottom of the hollow to get a head on shot of the waterfall, but we were glad we came. We spent quite a bit of time here and then took our time wandering back. The sun was out and it felt like spring was in the air.
My friend Alf called and asked if David and I would like to go out and see Queen's Point. Of course we jumped at the chance. We were hoping for a flat hike and a great view. This hike was over private land and Alf arranged access for us. We would like to thank Mr. Morris for allowing us on his land. Thank you!!
We were able to drive just about to the point, and then had to hike down to get to the best views. I did my best but failed to reach the point. I had to stop a bit short and just sit and let me knee rest. I got one decent picture of the view from where I was, and a great picture of my friend Alf, who made it all the way out. David was on the other side of Alf and also had to stop a bit short of the actual point. We hope at some point (when I have a new knee) to visit this place again and get all the way down to Queen's Point,