-- 12/3/2010, a Friday
Left Spfd for Eureka Springs, Ark in AM. West on US 60 to Aurora, S on MO 39 through Shell Knob to 86, W on 86 to P, S on P which changes to 23 at Arkansas line, S on 23 to Eureka Springs.
I previously reported on joys of Arkansas 23 back on August 26 (see Talimena Scenic Byway). Excepting that fine piece of road, the best of today's drive - from the MINI motorist's point of view - would be MO 39 south of Jenkins where it runs through the Mark Twain National Forest to Shell Knob. And again, south of Shell Knob to US 86, which closely parallels the Arkansas state line. Highly recommended for it's excellent mix of hills, curves and scenery.