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Poteau Mountain Wilderness waterfall hunt

Inspired by last weekend’s waterfall quest in the Upper Buffalo Wilderness, today’s adventure involved finding a couple waterfalls in the Poteau Mountain Wilderness a bit south of Fort Smith.  It was my first visit there and the targets were Slate … Continue reading

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Robbers Cave

My first trip into Okalahoma’s San Bois Mountains was a day hike in Robbers Cave State Park a bit north of Wilburton.  I expected the trails to be rather tame – it’s a state park after all – but was … Continue reading

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Black Fork Mountain Trail

I hiked earlier in the week at Lake Alma (a bit NE of Fort Smith) and the Pigeon Roost Trail at Beaver Lake – two new trails for me – but the best of the week by far was today’s … Continue reading

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Mount Nebo

With a State Park at its top, Mount Nebo overlooks Russellville and Lake Dardenelle and appears to be a very popular place.  There used to be hotels, bowling alleys, stables, and all kinds of other stuff.  Now there’s just a … Continue reading

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Mount Magazine

The first stop on the Memorial Day Road Trip after leaving Fort Smith was Mount Magazine – the highest point in Arkansas at 2753 feet.  There is a 9.5 mile multipurpose trail that runs from Cove Lake to near the … Continue reading

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A Ouachita New Year

I spent New Year’s weekend backpacking with a buddy in the Ouachita Mountains of Oklahoma and the weather was just incredible – around 70 on Friday & Saturday, about 60 on Sunday, but rather chilly on Monday.  Clouds were rare, … Continue reading

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