Cameron Bluffs at Arkansas’s Mt. Magazine State Park in early Spring. B/W version below…
Winter Skies over Petit Jean State Park’s Cedar Canyon – Original Artwork.
Cobb Cave is located at the upper-end of Lost Valley near Eden Falls, and so-named because archaeologist from the University of Arkansas found stashes of corn cobs left from a time when Native Americans used it. This “cave” is more accurately called a “Rock Shelter”, though there are a few “true caves” in the area – including one that contains a 30-foot tall underground waterfall (Eden Cave). In fact, all of Lost Valley was probably one HUGE rock shelter at one time – and this upper-end of it would have been way at the back of it and mostly in darkness. Geologists call this a “collapse valley” – and you’d have to imagine it like a giant cave large enough for a small city, with an overarching “roof” of sandstone hundreds of feet thick. But at some point in prehistory, erosion and/or seismic activity caused the roof to collapse and expose the valley as it is now – leaving house-sized boulders scattered on the “floor” which today are known as the Jigsaw Rocks.
An old barn that’s part of the historic Villines Farmstead on the Buffalo National River in Northwest Arkansas.