Feb 28, 2020Bell Mountain North Trailhead Parking Lot. Bell Mountain – Day One.

Bell Mountain North Trailhead Parking Lot. Bell Mountain – Day One. Copyright © 2020 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

It’s a three-hour, 172 mile, drive from Springfield to the North Trailhead of Bell Mountain Wilderness. Following the example of all my recent trips, it rained most of the way. A short downpour welcomed my arrival at the small, but thankfully empty, North Trailhead road-side parking lot shortly before 1:00 p.m. I sat in the car waiting for the rain to ease off and cleared up a couple of work-related questions while I waited (one of the ‘joys’ of smartphones). The rain stopped, the skies brightened, and it was time to get on my way.

Bell Mountain – Day One. Copyright © 2020 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.
Bell Mountain Trail, North Trailhead – I waited a few minutes for a rain shower to finish (and to clear some work) before signing in and starting my hike to Bell Mountain. Bell Mountain – Day One. Copyright © 2020 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Copyright © 2020 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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