Driskill Mountain – Louisiana State High Point

There was a hurricane coming as Dad and I drove to our final highpoint of this epic road trip.  We drove down the back country roads to beat it before the rain was expected to start at Driskill Mountain Louisiana.  We figured I should have time to hike it and continue driving as far as we could for a bit.  They were calling for  flooding and crazy winds so I knew I had to hurry.

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Mount Magazine: Signal Hill – Arkansas State High Point

Dad and I arrived at Mount Magazine late in the afternoon.  We were tired from driving so we decided to stay at the lodge there.  It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.  It reminded me of the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont, but more modern.  After we checked in we decided we may as well hike to the highpoint to save us time in the morning because we had another long day of driving.

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Black Mesa, OK

I was excited/nervous as Dad and I made our way to the trailhead for Black Mesa in Oklahoma.  I figured the hike would be sort of like White Butte in North Dakota, only longer.  I thought the hike started at Black Mesa State Park.  We pulled in and asked a few people if the hike starts there and one man replied, “Well, you can start the hike here, but it’d take you a day or two!” before giving us directions to the spot a bit farther down the road where the trail ACTUALLY starts.

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Mount Sunflower – Kansas

I was really excited about going to Mount Sunflower in Kansas.  I love sunflowers and this state high point has a giant metal sunflower made out of rail road spikes.  Unfortunately when Dad and I got there it was pretty foggy and misty so I didn’t have the picturesque blue sky with giant puffy clouds in the background for my pictures like I wanted, but it was still a cool little place to check out.

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The Kaskaskia Dragon

When I saw the Kaskaskia Dragon mentioned online after a google search of tourist attractions along i70 I knew I HAD TO SEE IT.  A 35 foot long dragon hand made out of metal that shoots fire out of it’s mouth?  Not even a question – we were going to see it.

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