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Weed-Whacking Weekend at Williams Woods

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

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Shores Lake & White Rock Mountain Loop

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

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North Sylamore Creek Trail – Cripple Turkey to Barkshed

This was the first trail I hiked in Arkansas during visits almost 5 and 6 years ago and reading those posts again sure brings back some memories.  My intention this time was a 2-night backpacking trip from Gunner Pool east to Allison and … Continue reading

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Sugarloaf Mountain – Heber Springs

I made my first visit to Heber Springs AR, over in the general vicinity of Greers Ferry Lake, where many hiking trails are being developed.  The only place I was able to hike this time was Sugarloaf Mountain.  This is the … Continue reading

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New maps

I’ve kept busier than it might appear, but much of my hiking recently has been on trails I’ve covered before and I haven’t found anything new to say about them.  I’ve nearly finished hiking the OHT again, for instance, and … Continue reading

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Long Pool Falls

The Long Pool Recreation Area is about 20 miles north of Russellville on the banks of Big Piney Creek, and just 3/4 mile east of the campground is 44′ Long Pool Falls.

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North Fork Road Falls

Here are some more waterfalls I wouldn’t have known about without Tim Ernst’s book.  About 13 miles north of Scottsville AR, along North Fork Road (FR 1310) are a couple that are pretty close to, but downhill from, the road.  … Continue reading

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Penhook SIA

The Penhook Special Interest Area is a few miles north of Hector AR and encompasses Penhook Hollow – with its creeks, tall bluffs, and steep terrain creating a very scenic area.  The hollow opens onto the Middle Fork of the … Continue reading

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Moccasin Gap Trails

I’ve spent a couple days now hiking part of the Moccasin Gap Trails.  This is a 43-mile system on the west side of AR-7 about 30 minutes north of Russellville.  It’s open to equestrians, mountain bikes, and ATVs, in addition … Continue reading

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Shores Lake & White Rock Mountain Loop

I hiked the Shores Lake & White Rock Mountain Loop on a Sierra Club outing with a group of people from the Kansas City area.  It was my second time doing the whole loop but the weather was nice & … Continue reading

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