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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
For the last several years construction of a part of the Buffalo River Trail east of Tyler Bend has been stymied by an old obstacle known as “The Roberts Tract”. This is a 64-acre parcel that for various reasons was … 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
My first on-line diatribe! A recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) indicates that over a 20-year study period 84% of wildfires were started by humans. Can you f-ing believe that? Since the vast majority of … Continue reading
I was invited to float part of Bayou DeView in Monroe county Arkansas to seek evidence of the elusive and endangered Ivory-billed Woodpecker. The leader of the expedition was Jim Carpenter, founder of Wild Birds Unlimited, and a long-time “hunter” of the bird.