I’ve been a resident of Russellville Ark for about a week now and it’s beginning to feel like home. Most of my stuff is still in Fort Smith but should be moved in the coming week. It will be nice to finally get settled and get back out on the trail.
I spent a weekend at Devil’s Den State Park with some friends from Kansas City a couple weeks ago. We hiked a bit of the Butterfield Trail – my first time on a trail since Cossatot River 4 weeks earlier. I’ve got a trip in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains coming up and I really need to get out for some hill climbing day hikes before then to get conditioned.
After the San Juan’s trip it will be time to start making plans for the next backpacking season here.