Our room in the lodge on Mount Magazine had a small balcony that overlooked the Petit Jean River Valley and Blue Mountain Lake.
I took a vast number of photographs, most of which didn’t come out at all the way I wanted them to. It was hazy, and the Ouachita Mountains were too far off for my camera to focus. I tried all sorts of settings and everything else I could think of to capture the feel of the place. I present the best of them here, with the times that I took them. Every photo on this post, except for the one above, was taken from the balcony during the 19 hours we spent at the lodge.
Monday — 3:53 pm looking southwest
3:53 pm looking east. The cabins are part of the lodge.
3:54 pm looking south at a Turkey Vulture soaring over the valley.
5:14 pm looking east
5:15 pm looking south across Blue Mountain Lake toward the Ouachita Mountains
5:12 looking west
5:30 looking southwest
6:44 pm looking southeast over Havana and Belleville
Tuesday — 7:01 am looking east
7:12 am looking east
7:20 am looking south
7:27 am looking southeast
7:28 am looking south
8:15 am looking southwest
9:11 am looking southeast
9:26 am looking south
10:14 am looking southwest
10:15 am looking southeast
We stuck around until the very last minute we could without getting charged for an additional day and were very reluctant to leave.