Ken came over and we left the house about 5:45 am. We swung through Rockwall and picked up Scott before headed up to Arkansas. Almost nothing was open on Thanksgiving Day, but we found some snacks at a convenience store right before we got to the Albert Pike Recreation Area.
We got on the Eagle Rock Loop around 1145. It was sunny and about 51 degrees when we took off. We started hiking clockwise and after a couple miles we had to cross the Little Missouri River. It was nice and chilly on the feet. I put my shoes back on and the next time we had to cross I was able to rock hop without going in over my shoes.
Around 330 we stopped and grabbed water at a good stream crossing and around 4 we found a good campsite just before we head up hill. We set up, fire going, and Megan and Chris joined us, A couple hikers who came in behind us.
I busted out the turkey summer sausage since it was thanksgiving. And Scott busted out Oreos for dessert. As it started to get dark a couple Cajuns Dwayne and Nick came by and camped a few hundred feet away. They came over to visit and while by the fire before going back to their own fire.