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Petit Jean State Park – Seven Hollows Trail and other attractions

Petit Jean State Park – Arkansas’ first state park and widely considered its crown jewel – is about 25 miles south east of Russellville.  It’s close enough to me now and has enough trail mileage that I’m sure it will … Continue reading

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Mount Nebo Trails

I got out to do some hiking at Mount Nebo the last 3 mornings.  Rising about 1300′ above its surroundings, it’s a rather prominent feature with some great vistas.  The last time I was up there was also my first … Continue reading

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Broken Bow Lake – David Boren Hiking Trail

On the way home from Cossatot River State Park I stopped at Broken Bow Lake in southeast Oklahoma to look around and do a short hike.  I’ve spent a little time around Winding Stair Mountain but this was my first … Continue reading

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Cossatot River Corridor Trail

I got the “one more mild weekend” I was hoping for and spent a couple days of it at Cossatot River State Park & Natural Area sightseeing and hiking the 12.5-mile River Corridor Trail.  Cossatot is apparently an anglicization of … Continue reading

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Tall Peak Trail

The Tall Peak Trail is a 6.4 mile out-and-back in the Caney Creek Wilderness that begins at the Shady Lake Recreation Area in the southern part of Arkansas’ Ouachitas.  The trail begins by following Saline Creek upstream about a mile … Continue reading

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Buckeye-Caney Creek Loop

My first visit to the Caney Creek Wilderness in the southern part of Arkansas’ Ouachitas.  The 9.4 mile Buckeye – Caney Creek Loop  consists of the Buckeye trail, the eastern part of the Caney Creek trail, and a short road … Continue reading

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Billy Creek Loop

The Billy Creek Loop is a 9.9 mile loop on the south side of Winding Stair Mountain in the Oklahoma Ouachitas.  There is access from the Billy Creek campground to the south and the Horse Thief Spring picnic area to … Continue reading

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Horse Thief Spring Trail

The Horse Thief Spring Trail is an 8.5 mile loop on the north slope of Winding Stair Mountain in the Oklahoma Ouachitas.  I probably should have been out looking for a house today so I could finally get settled in … Continue reading

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Eagle Rock Loop

Weather, water levels, and schedule conflicts have deterred two previous attempts but the stars aligned this year and I (with a friend) have now done the Eagle Rock Loop – a 27 mile loop consisting of parts of the Little … Continue reading

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Ouachita reconnaissance

I set out this morning intending to day hike the Horsethief Springs loop on Winding Stair Mountain.  The snow around Fort Smith from last Friday’s storm is mostly gone so I figured it would be clear there too.  I was … Continue reading

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