Seeking Solace in Driskill Mountain, La.
Hello everyone. I decided to take a little time out to do a bit of adventuring with my camera. You see, Outdoor photography is an amateur hobby of mine. So, I went Mountain climbing in Louisiana. Surprise, Louisiana has a mountain!
That’s right. Louisiana has a mountain. Driskill mountain that is. it’s 535-ft. high, the highest elevation point in the State. Hey, I’ll even tell you how to get there, if you care to discover a little known secret in La.
Google “Driskill Mountain, La.” for more directions to this area, since it is located off the roads in the forest on Hwy 507.
The included directions are for people in the Tallulah, La. area, where I live in the North East of the state of Louisiana or anyone else, looking for a little adventuring. Actually it is just one big old dirt hill that happens to be in a forest on private land, that also happens to be the highest elevation in the state of Louisiana. I did not see any bears or other fierce creatures. It is also an easy climb, pretty tame, indeed.
From Tallulah: go West on I-20 to exit 77, onto Hwy 507. Turn south and drive thru Simsboro. Continue on 507 south past hwy. 147. Continue on past Hwy 797 on your right. Continue south about another 2 miles to Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church on your right. From the I-20, exit 77, the driving distance is about 11 or 12 miles down a narrow rd. The Church is the only landmark nearby.
Park on the left side, near the Cemetery/Church. You will see the trail-head as well as the signs to the trailhead.
Just pass thru the opening in the fence on your left and continue up the trail. Follow the blue paint markings on the trees.
It’s about 3000 feet or so to the summit. Remember, this is private property, not commercial, so please be kind and respectful to the environment, and don’t leave trash behind or set fires and etc. The private owners do not mind kindly and neat visitors at all.
The website for Driskill Mountain is: http://www.driskillmountain.net My pictures on the mountain with a few others is located at; http://www.flickr.com/photos/drbglove. Or go to my main site at http://www.LovologyResearchProject.com. Scroll down on the right side to some pictures. Click on these to access flickr.com as well.
Flickr is a brand new photosite for me. I only have a few photos there, but that will increase over time.
Enjoy. Doctor Love