A panorama is either an image cropped to an elongated rectangle, or it’s an image comprised of two or more pictures stitched together to create a wider (or taller) image.

Norfork Lookout Point. Overlooking the North Fork River, Arkansas

Norfork Lookout Point. Overlooking the North Fork River, Arkansas.

Greers Ferry Dam on the Little Red River, Arkansas, and a change of plan

Greers Ferry Dam on the Little Red River, Arkansas, and a change of plan.

Sun, sand, and sea

Sun, sand, and sea — Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas.

Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas

Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas. +1

Sea Rim State Park, Texas

Sea Rim State Park, Texas.

Cattail Marsh

Cattail Marsh, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont, Texas.

Cattail Marsh, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont, Texas

Cattail Marsh, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont, Texas — Day Five. Morning walk to get away from work and out of the hotel for a break. Studying the maps I discovered that Cattail Marsh is actually a posh name for a sewage treatment pond.

Near Gaither Mountain Overlook, Arkansas

Near Gaither Mountain Overlook, Arkansas — The first major scenic overlook of our trip. This is a 180° Panorama, so the image is a bit distorted horizontally. +1

The northern edge of the Llano Estacado in New Mexico

The northern edge of the Llano Estacado in New Mexico. On state Highway 469. Annular Eclipse Trip Day Two.

The northern edge of the Llano Estacado in New Mexico

The northern edge of the Llano Estacado in New Mexico. On state Highway 469.

The northern edge of the Llano Estacado in New Mexico

The northern edge of the Llano Estacado in New Mexico. On state Highway 469.

Scenic Overlook — Paddy Creek, looking northwest

Scenic Overlook — Paddy Creek, looking northwest.

Scenic Overlook

Scenic Overlook of Paddy Creek on the Big Piney Trail, Paddy Creek Wilderness, Missouri.

Junction of the North and South Loops, Big Piney Trail, Paddy Creek Wilderness

Junction of the North and South Loops, Big Piney Trail, Paddy Creek Wilderness. For a change I’m starting out on the North Loop (left).

Pilot Trail

I’ve taken pictures here before also, but, again, each time the light, the vegetation and the trail are different.

Scenic view of the North Fork River

Scenic view of the North Fork River — Once my (leisurely) lunch was over there was nothing else but to tackle the three-hundred-foot climb to the McGarr Ridge Trail. This scenic overlook gave me an excellent excuse to catch my breath.

All of this was flooded a couple of days ago

All of this was flooded a couple of days ago. Whites Creek, Whites Creek Trail South Loop.

Sinkhole

Sinkhole — It was impressive because of how wide it was. I’ve seen a lot bigger and deeper, but it was impressive none-the-less.

Creek? What creek?

Creek? What creek? Someone stole the creek overnight. +1

I’ll wait this one out, Whites Creek Crossing. Irish Wilderness, on the trail to Bliss Spring

I’ll wait this one out, Whites Creek Crossing. Irish Wilderness, on the trail to Bliss Spring — I estimated the water to be four-five feet deep, but actually it was only around three feet.

Dry Prong, not so dry

Dry Prong, not so dry — The Whites Creek Trail North loop is well-traveled, easy on your feet, and easy to follow, with modest elevation changes. The trail might have been easy, but there were many downed limbs and lots of debris on the trail. Clearing the trail as I went slowed me down significantly.

First Creek Crossing — Whites Creek Trail, Irish Wilderness

First Creek Crossing — Whites Creek Trail, Irish Wilderness. on the spur trail that goes to the Whites Creek Trail loop. I made my first creek crossing before getting to the trail proper. Two-minute read, +2

State Highway CC Wrangler Trailhead, Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri

State Highway CC Wrangler Trailhead, Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri. +2

The North Fork River from the Ridge Runner Trail North Fork Loop

The North Fork River from the Ridge Runner Trail North Fork Loop – The bluffs here are impressively high (well they are to me). I was glad that the trees had shed their leaves, otherwise, the views would have been pretty boring.

The North Fork River from the Ridge Runner Trail North Fork Loop – take two

The North Fork River from the Ridge Runner Trail North Fork Loop – The bluffs here are impressively high (well they are to me). I was glad that the trees had shed their leaves, otherwise, the views would have been pretty boring.