The World's Highest Hill
Published On: 11-11-2011 07:39pm
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My last blog was about Broken Bow, Oklahoma and surrounding areas. If you travel to Southeast Oklahoma, please do not neglect traveling north on Hwy 259 toward Poteau. The scenic vistas, the valleys and hills, plus the elevation itself is a visual treat.
When you enter Poteau, you will see some surrounding hills. However, the "highest hill in the world",
Cavanal, is noteworthy! It's called this because it is 1,999 ft high, based on the idea that it would be classified a mountain if it were 2,000 ft or higher. At the top, you have a breathtaking view of Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. Very beautiful! I must also say that leaving Poteau and traveling through the western portion of Arkansas was also very scenic. (The picture is one I took of Cavanal, from the southeast side.)
If you have the time, take a tour along the Talimena Scenic Drive, Hwy 1, and Oklahoma's only National Byway. It offers 54 miles of breathtaking scenery along the crest of the Winding Stair and Rich Mountains. I am told that it offers the best fall foliage viewing in the area. I went in the summer and can say that the drive is beautiful in other seasons. This is a can't miss!