Tag Archives: Hiking

Ozark Highlands Trail – Morgan Fields to Lick Branch

The area between Morgan Fields and the Indian Creek spur was the only part of the OHT that I had hiked only once before, and that was on my very first OHT hike 5 years ago, so I was way … Continue reading

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Another wonderful week in the Winds

I thought last year’s trip to Wyoming’s Wind River Range was probably a once-in-a-lifetime thing but two of the participants wanted to go back this summer so RC, TC, and I did just that. This year’s trip was mostly on … Continue reading

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Ouachita Trail – AR298 to AR7 (section 7)

This was my first time hiking straight through section 7.  My previous trips were out-and-back with a one-nighter from AR-7 and a day hike from AR298, both turning around at Ouachita Pinnacle.

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Lake Sylvia Trails

The Lake Sylvia Recreation Area features a man-made 18-acre lake for fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating, plus camp sites with water & electric hookups, and a few miles of hiking trail.  I first visited the area in September ’14 and … Continue reading

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Ouachita Trail – AR7 to AR9 (section 8)

It was this stretch of trail where just 15 months ago I began my first section hike of the Ouachita Trail (completing it twice in 5 months!).  This time I had a shuttle so it was just a one-way trip … Continue reading

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Ouachita Trail, AR-27 to AR-298 (section 6)

My third hike of section 6 of the Ouachita Trail (maps 17-19).  I actually went west-bound, from AR-298 to AR-27, and used the shuttle services of Bluebell Cafe so it was a one-way trip this time. It was so nice … Continue reading

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OHT section 4 (part 1) – Lick Branch to Arbaugh Road

Though I’ve been a member of the Ozark Highlands Trail Association for over 4 years and done numerous work trips with them, I’d never been on one of their backpacking trips until this weekend – a one-nighter with 7 other … Continue reading

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Big Brushy Trail Complex

The Big Brushy Recreation Area serves as one of the major trail heads for the Ouachita Trail but there are 4 shorter trails that can be combined with the OT to create varying length loops.  I hiked the 3.6 mile … Continue reading

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Black Fork Mountain Trail

My first hike on the Black Fork Mountain Trail was more than 2 years ago and I decided it was time for another visit.  This is in the western part of the Ouachitas – in Arkansas but pretty near the … Continue reading

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Ozark Highlands Trail – Ozone to Big Piney

I last hiked section 5 of the Ozark Highlands Trail between the Ozone and Big Piney trail heads in the spring of 2013 in the opposite direction. I think this is probably the best scenery-per-mile section of the whole trail.  … Continue reading

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