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Grand View Vista

CORRECTLY NAMED, THIS IS ONE OF THE WIDEST PANORAMIC VISTAS. In front lays the Mountain Fork River Valley with scattered farmsteads between the settlements of Potter and Hatfield. Looking up the valley is the divide between the Kiamichi and Mountain Fork Rivers. The Kiamichi and Winding Stair Mountains in Oklahoma can be seen to the west, far in the distance. Lake Wilhelmina is in the valley below.

Notice the wavelike positioning of the many ridgelines. It is easy to see how the Ouachita Mountains were formed when compressional forces in the south pushed the softer, more pliable rock layers up and over each other.