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It’s hard to believe it has been four years since my first visit. This weekend I finally made it back to the Upper Buffalo Wilderness for a 2-night backpacking trip with a friend from Kansas City (RC).
The Williams Woods Nature Preserve is a 557-acre chunk of land owned by the Ozark Highlands Trail Association and located a bit northeast of St Paul in Madison County Arkansas. The land was bequeathed to OHTA in 1993 by Alpha … Continue reading
It’s taken way too long but I’ve finally finished a set of maps for the Ozark Highlands Trail. They are in a 17-page PDF that is intended for printing on 11″ x 17″ paper (or viewed on-screen). Notable features: Free … Continue reading
For years there been a problem lurking at the Ozark Highlands Trail’s Big Piney (aka Fort Douglas) trail head: a perennially-wet area that usually left hikers trudging through mud at the beginning or end of their trip.
For the third year in a row the big summer trip was in Wyoming’s Wind River Range. There were 5 of us this year, with RC & TC also returning for their 3rd trip and adding first-timers PD-C & CC. … Continue reading
June 3 was National Trails Day and I chose to spend it this year doing some work with the Ozark Trail Association. I’ve been a member of the OTA for 5-6 years but this was my first event with them … Continue reading
A landslide has erased the Ozark Highlands Trail near mile marker 152. A 3.1-mile detour has been established using road FR1201 and an old logging road. Hiking around the top of the slide would be very difficult, especially with a … Continue reading
It’s been about 2.5 years since my last trip to Hercules Glades, and for this trip I was accompanied by Hannah and Matt – a couple USFS interns working out of the Ava (Missouri) Ranger station. They will be spending … Continue reading
A couple days with no rain and reasonably cool temperatures came my way and I made the most of it with an overnight trip on the Shores Lake & White Rock Mountain Loop. It was the third time I’d hiked … Continue reading