October'10 trip thru NE Oklahoma, the Ozarks and SE Oklahoma to see some "dam" fall colors
The route of our Fall Foliage Trip, October 20-24, 2010
This year we combined our fall foliage tour of the Ozarks and SE Oklahoma with the "Dam Tour" we are participating in, sponsored by Oklahoma Honda. We are to visit and document about 13 dams at designated Oklahoma lakes....this trip we plan on visiting 6 of those designated dams. It was a 'dam good' ride.
Our first dam was Eufaula Dam. I got off work at 2pm and we headed east on I-40......we planned to do a late lunch/early dinner at one of our favorite places to eat....the PigOut Palace in Henryetta, OK. Made to Eufaula dam and on to our destination for the night, Marvel Resort near Gore, OK. We had reservations in a quaint little cabin on the Illinois River.
Day 2-- after trout fishing for a bit in the Illinois river ( didn't catch anything ) we headed toward Lake Tenkiller and a dam picture. The drive on the east side of Tenkiller was not as beautiful on last year's fall tour. We were a little early for the best colors in this area this year ...until we got along the upper Illiois River , Hwy 10 near Tahlequah. Then on up to Spavinaw Dam and Pensacola Dam. The weather is absolutely perfect and the colors amazing. We made our way NE towards Noel, Missouri where we caught HWY 90 east to our evening destination of Roaring River State Park. Hwy 90 was absolutely a wonderful curvey motorcycle road thru some fabulous fall colors. We have made a note that this road is a MUST DO, every fall. The colors in Roaring River were near perfect.