Return to Stegall Mountain

A number of years ago one of the first hikes I remember into the Missouri Ozarks was a short spur trail off the OZT up to the summit of Stegall Mountain within Peck Ranch C.A.  I had my first “serious” camera that I wanted to document Nature as I found her on these journeys and I made a couple images that I was satisfied with at the time.  This past holiday break we found ourselves back at this location and enjoyed a pleasant winter’s day.  Here are a few images from this visit.

One of the highlights of Stegall Mountain Natural Area are the Oak savanna and glades.  Some of the most gloriously colored rhyolite in the state is found in this area.  The trees pictured in thes images are mostly stunted and gnarled Post Oaks.  I couldn’t get enough of them.

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