Great scenery. Glad everything is good. I post everything on my glog. LoL!
Sounds like you had a great time. I need to get out of the yard and into nature.
Thanks for sharing John
Hey, Chuck, thanks. I don't get out for a hike nearly as often as I'd like, but any is better than none. And, yeah, I wouldn't normally worry about posting non-pepper pics, but those are the only pictures in the thread so far. The orange ghost has adapted to its new shoes and is starting to grow again, so I'll at least get a picture of it posted soon.
Glad to see you back in the swing John, we'd wondered how you were. Were those hiking pics taken in a karst area? the rock looked like limestone in the pics. Looking forward to seeing more green from you as you find the time.
Thanks, Rick. If it ain't one thing, it's another, right? I had to look it up, but yes, there is a lot of karst topography around here. The whole (or at least much of the) Ozark Plateau is an ancient seabed. Everything is underlain with limestone around here. I think that will provide some buffer here in NW AR when the New Madrid fault cuts loose again over in SE MO/NE AR. It also makes for some cool fossil hunting. I have several small slabs of limestone encrusted with small crinoid fossils and back in '03 the world's largest nautiloid fossil was discovered nearby:
It also produces some prime pepper-growing soils.