Getting warm and humid. Quick hike through forest that was probably more wildflower-strewn a few weeks ago. HP#15...and two in one day with Arkansas!
Hiked this one with my son Lance (his 6th HP) on our 5 southern state high points sojourn (this was our 5th state hp in 6 days). I thought it would be more anti-climactic; however it was enjoyable. It was additionally more fun than I expected because we ran into a couple from Las Vegas (where I'm from) on our way up as they were making their way down (small world!!)
If you do this one and have time there is a Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum nearby that is quite interesting. It is located in Gibsland which is 7 to 8 miles north of where law enforcement "off'd" Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow on Hwy. 154 in 1934. There is a stone historical marker at the actual site.
HP'd Arkansas the day before, rained the whole way down to LA. Made for a wet, soggy hike. Not too bad, though, as the trail is sandy. Sun came out half-way up the mountain, so beautiful views, birds tweeting, and over all a pleasant and enjoyable hike =)
Drove from Arkansas after doing Signal Hill. Started at the church, with rain coming down and a fairly muddy trail. On to Texas.
Great short hike. My family and I took the more wooded path up, and it was very beautiful!
While visiting for Thanksgiving in Tulsa, my youngest son and I gave this one a go. I think the caretakers have made it "far too easy" now to follow the trail to the summit. Nice view of Jordan mountain from one of the vantage points. I find it incredible that the red mud on the soles of my boots from Driskill still linger in the crevices even though I have been out hiking in the snow a couple of times since.
loved the church/cemetery "trailhead", including the two outhouses...no chance to get lost on the .8 mile "trek" up to the summit---lots of info posted. Fun little evening jaunt....too bad there isn't a nice little guest house nearby! Had to drive to Shreveport for the evening.
Had to wait out a steady rainfall with some lightning before I was finally able to make a dash for the summit. Slogged through some mud (in my new running shoes :( It seems that they've added a little to the summit since the photos I had seen in Wingers book. Nice views of N. Louisiana. Surprising to see rolling hills in Lousiana. Pretty countryside by Driskill Mt.
Nice little walk in the woods but there were a ton of gnats. I had to use my shirt as a swatter.
#35 for me, number 34 for my daughter Vanessa, and the last of the SHPs under 1600 feet for the two of us to visit. With this hike, we completed all SHPs east of the Mississippi except Virginia, which I did not climb until May, 2009, on the final push for the last of my 49 state high points.
Weather couldn't be any better. 25th B-Day!
Pretty glad I did this one in January. I hiked up in the morning and it was still 65 degrees. I can't imagine what it would be like in July or August.
On Dec 6, 2008 my family successfully completed our first high point. We drove in from Barksdale AFB, LA and made our way to Driskill Mountain. It might have been only 535 feet, but it was a victory to us.
A very pretty walk, tho.
Two Driscolls on Driskill. Good times.
Just followed the newly bladed trail/road to the high point. Was a warm day and no one around. The road/trail was a bit confusing, just follow J.Edgar Hoover, just keep going right.
It was 95 degrees, and so humid it felt like you could cut into the air with a spoon. It was a nice and quiet short hike to the top, and the owners did a great job throwing little bits of history about the property on the walk up.
Part of the fun with this highpoint is finding it and enjoying the solitude of the area. I saw no one else from the time I left the little town nearby until I summited it. I hiked up the mountain in the late afternoon in very comfortable sunny skies. The summit was very well maintained and the view from just a bit down the path was nice. Overall, Driskill Mt. was worth the trip. Then I lost my ass at the roulette wheel in Shreveport. Darn!
The weather was perfect for my 4 month old son's first road trip and first highpoint. My wife and I took the dogs along as well and enjoyed this short family hike despite the logging noises emanating from across the road.
THAT GUMBO MUD IS REALLY HARD TO SHED. THE RAIN STOPPED LONG ENOUGH FOR ME TO DO THE SUMMIT AND RETREAT BACK TO THE CAR WHERE I IMMEDIATELY BAGGED MY BOOTS IN A PLASTIC SACK