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Ouachita Trail – Winding Stair Campground to Deadman Gap

The weather was beautiful Friday – perfect for hiking – so naturally it was one of the rare Fridays that I needed to work.  The forecast for Saturday and Sunday had a good chance of thunderstorms pretty much all day … Continue reading

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Ouachita Trail – State Line to Winding Stair Mountain

Whew, what a weekend!  I finished section 2 of the Ouachita Trail – from mile marker 46.3 at the State Line west to mile 23.7 near the Winding Stair Mountain campground, and as usual did it twice.  With a climb … Continue reading

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Ouachita Trail – Foran Gap to State Line

This weekend I hiked the area between the Foran Gap Shelter – just a bit east of US-71 – and the Arkansas/Oklahoma state line, meaning the completion of that tiny bit of section 4 left from the last trip, plus … Continue reading

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Ouachita Trail – Brushy Creek Mountain to Foran Gap

Section 4 of the Ouachita Trail is almost complete.  I’ve gotten as far west as the Foran Gap Shelter, less than a mile east of the US-71 trail head. I left off at mile 91.4 last time, and headed back … Continue reading

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Ouachita Trail – Rainy Creek to Brushy Creek Mountain

Wintry weather predicted for the weekend made it look like I would be spending some time at home, but by Friday afternoon the forecast had improved enough for me to get out for a couple days – enough time to … Continue reading

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Ouachita Trail – Pinnacle Mountain State Park to AR 9

I took a break from my westward section hike of the Ouachita Trail to go back and do the east end – Pinnacle Mountain State Park to AR 9 (miles 222.5 to 191.8) and once again, I did it both … Continue reading

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Ouachita Trail – AR 27 to Rainy Creek, plus a wee walk on the Womble

My westward march on the Ouachita Trail continues with the completion of the eastern half of section 5 – between AR 27 and Rainy Creek.  Features of this section include Curtis, McGill, Chalybeate, Big Round Top, Owens, Rocky Creek, and … Continue reading

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Ouachita Trail – AR 298 to AR 27

I couldn’t have asked for better weather to complete section 6 of the Ouachita Trail – a 17.1-mile stretch from AR 27 to AR 298 (miles 121.7 to 138.8 [and back to 121.7 for shuttle-less me]).  I expected to see … Continue reading

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Ouachita Trail – Ouachita Pinnacle to AR 298

I hiked the 8.2 mile segment from Ouachita Pinnacle to AR 298.  I wasn’t on the trail long before heavy fog moved in and then 2-3 hours of light rain.  I intended to spend some time at the top looking … Continue reading

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Ouachita Trail – AR-7 to Ouachita Pinnacle

Rain most of the day Friday left me with a short weekend but I managed to hike the Ouachita Trail from the AR-7 trail head to Ouachita Pinnacle – miles 160.4 to 147.0 and back.   At 1961 feet, Ouachita Pinnacle … Continue reading

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