It’s Sunday afternoon as Lauren Sutherland is weaving her way through the Ouachita National Forest toward Black Springs.
No matter how you slice it, the drive from Fort Smith to Black Springs isn’t any easier in 2018 than it might have been 100 years ago. There are blind curves, hills, valleys and plenty of the unexpected.
Where is Black Springs? A couple of miles down the road from Norman, which is eight curvy, scenic miles from Mount Ida.