Tag Archives: Ouachita Trail

Ouachita Trail shelter recon

I was finally able to get out and see the final 3 shelters built on the Ouachita Trail – Turner Gap, Suck Mountain, and Story Creek – all finished last fall and bringing the shelter count up to 21! My OT … 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 – 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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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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Ouachita Trail – Lundsford Corner to Pinnacle Mountain SP

I did an inspection hike of the eastern 10 miles of the Ouachita Trail – from Lundsford Corner to Pinnacle Mountain State Park – with another of the FoOT maintainers (M.S.).  It was a bit chilly in the morning but … 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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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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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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Ouachita Trail – Deadman Gap to Talimena State Park: the grand finale

With the completion of the segment from Deadman Gap (mile 8) to Talimena State Park (mile 0) today comes the completion of the double section hike of the Ouachita Trail that I started 5 months ago.  Officially, that’s 445 miles … Continue reading

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