Pomona Natural Bridge – Ending the Day

January 5, 2011

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Finishing the Day

Pomona Natural Bridge RailAfter visiting La-Rue Pine Hills early the morning after Christmas.  I spent the rest of the day with family, until around 3pm.  I had at least two hours until it was fully dark, so I decided to take advantage of the recent snowfall and make the drive to Pomona Natural Bridge.

I have found myself visiting this area more frequently over the past year because of its easy access and short trail length.  I had previously written about Pomona Natural Bridge in a previous post, but I have never visited the bridge after a winter snowfall.

When I arrived the parking lot was empty and I noticed that I had made a good choice.  The trail descends down towards the bridge and included a picturesque rail-fence.  Snow was sprinkled atop the railing, with the trail being clear of snow.  I took many different angles until I finally decided that the photo to the right was the one I was after.

I followed the trail to an overlook and tried to determine the best position for a photo of the natural bridge.  I walked across the white pathway on top of the narrow rock  and then under, then over and under again.  I took many different photos, but liked the straight-on shot included here.

As I walked back to the truck,  I thought how lucky I was to have seen this beautiful place with a blanket of white draped across it.  It reminded me that even though I had only a limited amount of time, I could still use it to experience the wonders of the Shawnee Hills.

Pomona Natural Bridge - Winter

Pomona Natural Bridge - Winter

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About Gary Marks

Explore - Photograph - Live. Three words that describe my love of nature. These photos and articles are my small attempt to bring to others the great "undiscovered" beauty of Southern Illinois and beyond. It is my hope that you will view this website and leave with a better understanding of the area and will motivate you to get outside where ever you live and explore your own backyard.

Comments

  1. You keep teasing me with this one.I have Yet to make it there and it is so close to home.
    MAYBE, you have tempted me enough that I will get over there on Sunday.
    Thanks!

  2. Gary Marks says:

    @ Cindi – That’s my job. LOL.

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