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Upper Buffalo Wilderness

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). Advertisements

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Smith Creek Preserve

The Smith Creek Preserve is about 1300 acres of classic Ozark scenery just a few miles south of Boxley Ark.  It’s owned by The Nature Conservancy – a terrific organization, is bordered on the south by the Ozark National Forest and the … Continue reading

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Ponca Wilderness

A friend and I hiked in the Ponca Wilderness from the Schermerhorn trail head over to the Centerpoint trail head this weekend.  This route includes the Bench, Hemmed-In-Hollow, Old River, and Centerpoint trails.  I’ve seen some of this area before … Continue reading

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Ponca Wilderness – Centerpoint and Goat Trails

I went on a little day hike with a couple other members of the Northwest Arkansas Hiking Group.  We started at the Centerpoint trail head a couple miles north of Ponca, descended to the spur that leads out to Big … Continue reading

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Ozark Highlands Trail – FR1201 to Wollum Ford, and the end

I planned it as a 3 day trip but I managed it in 2 – hiking from the FR 1201 trail head to the Buffalo River at the Wollum Ford (maps 16 & 17) yesterday and hiking back today – … Continue reading

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Autumn ’13 trail building on the Buffalo River

One way to ensure you catch the fall colors at their peak is to just spend the whole darn “peak week” out in the woods.  I did just that with another week hiking and building trail along the Buffalo River.

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Upper Buffalo Waterfall Hunt

Friday’s high was 89 and Sunday’s was 69.  The long-range forecast has mostly 60’s and 70’s for the rest of the month.  Backpacking season has finally arrived! I was to kick-off the season with an overnighter in the Upper Buffalo … Continue reading

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A week on the Upper Buffalo River

I signed-up in February for a couple Volunteer Vacations organized by the American Hiking Society.  I completed the first one in May and have now completed the other – a week of trail maintenance and hiking in the upper Buffalo … Continue reading

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