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No more advertising!

Since starting this web site almost 7 (!) years ago, I’ve used WordPress’ free service where they run ads to offset at least some of their cost.  For about 15 years I’ve used Privoxy to eliminate most advertising and tracking … Continue reading

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Ozark Highlands Trail maps

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

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OHT detour between Stack Rock and Dry Creek

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

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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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Ouachita & Womble Trail maps

I have finally completed a major update of my maps for the Ouachita Trail.  All of the map data is now fresh and I’ve added many secondary trails like Black Fork Mountain, Queen Wilhelmena State Park, Big Brushy Recreation Area, … Continue reading

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Ouachita Trail maps

I now have the whole trail mapped and published.  I bought a GPS device part way through my section hike of the trail last winter (’15) and initially was collecting only the data that was missing from Charlie’s maps with … Continue reading

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Ozark Highlands Trail Maps

Printed on waterproof stock at 1:35000 scale with 50′ contours, the western map (covering Lake Fort Smith to Ozone) has been available for about a year.  At long last the eastern map is done and making its way to outdoorsy … Continue reading

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2015: The Year In Review

I’ve never done one of these posts, and I guess they’re usually done on 12/31 but I was out hiking, ya know.  According to my records, I spent 20 days on day hikes, 41 days on multi-day trips, and 33 … Continue reading

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Friends of the Ouachita Trail annual meeting

I attended my first annual meeting of the Friends of the Ouachita Trail (FoOT) Saturday in Hot Springs.  I’ve been a member for several years, even before I moved to Arkansas, but this was basically the first time I’d met … Continue reading

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Late spring update

Contrary to appearances I have not vanished.  In the 7 weeks since finishing my section hike of the Ouachita Trail I just haven’t done any one thing that seemed to deserve a blog post. The first 5 of those weeks … Continue reading

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