Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Visit to Petit Jean Mountain

Have you read about The Legend of Petit Jean? It is a pretty much interesting story of how Mt. Petit Jean in Morrilton, Arkansas got its name. Anyway, Jeff and I had an enjoyable 4th of July weekend. He's got 4 days off from work so we took advantage of it and got away from Ozark over the weekend. Our first stop was Petit Jean Mountain. It was a little over an hour drive from home. It was very much worth the drive. The view on top of the mountain is majestically splendid. We reached the Stout's Point, a rocky bluff overlook which offers dramatic mountaintop view. You can see the vast expanse of fields, the Arkansas River, and of course the rocky cliffs on the sides. It took us a while to find Petit Jean's Gravesite which we didn't realize is just located south of the overlook. We have plans of going back there for an overnight camping and hiking as well.

Petit Jean's Gravesite

1 replies:

Anonymous said...

wow! i agree ate Jenn that the view is breathtaking. you made me curious about the legend on Petit Jean Mountain. i will look it up online for sure.