We’ve been talking about going to see the elk at Boxley/Ponca for a while and decided to go today. As it turns out after days perhaps weeks of bad weather today was beautiful. The family left the house at 4:15 AM and arrived at Boxley about 6:50. We started looking for elk but before we found them we found cars parked on the side of the road. Aha! We saw three groups of elk starting in Boxley with the last at the Ponca Access to the Buffalo NR. The light was never really good, we were on the west side so it was all in shade but we did get a few pictures and saw plenty of elk. Next time, we might try late afternoon.
Once we finished with that, we went to Lost Valley Campground so I could show the kids the Eden Falls Cave. I hadn’t been there in many years but I knew it was fun. After all the rain the water was higher than I had ever seen it but that just made for more mud. We located the narrow passage way that afforded access and made our way to the cylindrical great room where the waterfall was. The kids were suitably impressed.