Image data from Kyle Asfahl

Bro-therly Thanksgiving on the Ozark Highlands Trail 2008

Typic Ozark National Forest. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

A frequently sighted Ozark NF green-globe moss. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

Bear country, Hare mountain summit. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

Enough lichen for everyone. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

60+ year old cars with bullet-holes miles from any road are just one thing you might find. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

Our camp skylight. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

Wilderness ninja training on the balance beam. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

Captain McIntosh, Leave-No-Trace professional. We had a fine fire and slept right here the previous night. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

This thieving tree victimized Seth. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

Remnant of a recent fall. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

Royal stone seating for several at the Briar Branch lunch stop. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

Mmmmmmm. Trail coffee. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

Wilderness mirror. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

That night, Captain McIntosh ignited his Chi and exposed the forest to an energy rarely seen. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

We awoke in the Briar Branch Cul-de-sac to thousands of these ephemeral beauties. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

At the Cul-de-sac. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

The owner of this web was probably not trying to catch snow. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

The famous Briar Branch Magic Green Carpet ride. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

Bronti waiting patiently at Lick Branch. OHT, Franklin County, AR. 11.2008

Fall 2008 found me and Captain McIntosh longing for a redeux of our Ozark Highlands Trail Thanksgiving backpacking trip.  For this adventure, we picked up where we left off at Cherry Bend and headed into the sea of muted colors that is the Ozark National Forest in November.

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2 responses

  1. Sethalafagus McIntoshumas

    Leaves are already hitting the ground here. This is the fastest winter has ever crept up on me. Don’t get me wrong it still feels absolutely amazing outside everyday. Hoping for some rain in the next couple days. Its been pretty dry here lately as I’m sure you’re already aware of. MOB rides like a SOB. Been rollin strong for a couple days now, took some drops today and I feel like I’m starting to understand how to spell M A N U A L . A much lighter rigid fork is what I’m praying for but no one wants to buy a shitty u-turn this time of the year. Any who I was cruising vimeo and then I thought my time would be better spent here. I’m been working on some text projects in illustrator lately, I’ll have something rough to show off in a couple days I’m thinking. Peace out homie!

    2010/09/20 at 22:19

    • I think the spam-bots at WordPress were working a little too hard as this comment was thrown away as spam and they didn’t even ask me about it first… but here I have resurrected it. Even though it’s technically been fall for a little more than seven hours, the 80+ degree temperatures around here wouldn’t give you a clue about it. I’m really jonesin’ for some Rocky Mountain Autumn right now thinking about your time-space. Glad to hear the MOB is kicking and you’re finding your rear wheel. Pictures, please. I also would like to hear more about this alpine backpacking outing of yours. Pictures, please. I’ve decided to make a serious tradition for this fall (two days running, now) to rip manuals every evening for at least 5-10 minutes. It seems to calm everything down and bring the whirring background sounds of city life down to a manageable hum.

      Please share your Illustrator wingnut fodder. Pretty please with ice cream, cherries and snowcapped granite peaks on top. Ok bye.

      2010/09/23 at 08:24

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