Old Well on Moon Hull Road

The area around Fallsville is like the birthplace of Arkansas rivers. Looking at topo maps, you can find the start of the Buffalo, Big Piney and Mulberry. I was told that four rivers begin in the area, but I only found three. Somebody help me out with the other, please.

Also, many other interesting areas are found by passing through Fallsville. The Glory Hole Falls are nearby and on down the road is the Boxley Valley, which is one of the best sites to visit in the Ozarks.

I had been looking for some other way to get over to Fallsville from the cabin so I looked at Google maps and found Moon Hull Road. It will carry you from Catalpa to just south of Fallsville on Highway 21. The terrain view showed a very steep and winding road that was just calling my name.

On our last trip, Cissie and I visited the Catalpa Cafe for lunch. We asked Bud the Pieman if Moon Hull Road was a good road to travel and I think he said it was not (Go talk to Bud sometime and you'll see why I wasn't sure). One thing I know, is that Bud can cook. The lunches are great and the pies are awesome.

We finished lunch and decided to go ahead, despite the alleged warnings from Bud. We weren't disappointed because it was just as the map indicated. There were some points along the way that were a little bit of a challenge and made me wish for four wheel drive. But, we made it through and the views were great. I was amazed at the number of home places we found along the way. They must really like solitude to live that deep in the hills.

I highly recommend a trip down Moon Hull Road, in the right vehicle. I definitely would not do it in a car or after a rain. Also, stop off at the Catalpa Cafe for a bite to eat before heading up the mountain.

We found this neat, old well on the side of the road at an abandoned home site.
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