NABSQNO 15S-737910-4187310

NABSQNO 15S-737910-4187310.
The Pickle Springs Double Arch complex, Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri
Photo by Eric Tyson

NABSQNO 15S-737910-4187310. The Pickle Springs Double Arch complex is a cluster of pillar natural arches eroded through Lamotte sandstone. It is located in the Pickle Springs Natural Area in Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri about 7 miles east of Farmington. The Pickle Springs Natural Area is managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Access is via well marked hiking trails.

This cluster of small natural arches is listed in the second edition of the Beveridge catalog as part of number 364, but not within that book's chapter on natural arches. The three openings obvious in the photo above have spans of 12, 6, and 4 feet. The lintel breadth of the northernmost arch (rightmost in the photo) is only a few inches.

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