The Traildog rock layers were at work again today. We had five volunteers assisting installation of the bench and creating the vista overlooking the Iron Creek Cascade at about the halfway point of the third section of the trail.
At this spot where Irons Creek flows down from the deep valley between Broken Rock Mountain and Hickory Nut Mountain, the creek drops over five consecutive rock shelves creating a natural stopping place on the trail. This natural cascade offers hikers and bikers a spot to take a break and enjoy the soothing sounds of the creek as it tumbles over the rocks of the Cascades rushing west to empty into Lake Ouachita.
Attached are photos of the entrance onto the very short spur over to the bench site, the Bench Site, and the view from the bench.
Next week we will be installing two benches on the seventh section of the trail. Late this week we will assess the weather forecast and schedule our work day.