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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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Roamin’ Holiday

I had a 4-day Labor Day weekend and felt it was time to get out and explore the area around my new home.

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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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An Arkie to be – a Memorial Day road trip

I’ve thought about it and talked about it for a year or so and have recently decided it’s now or never – I’m moving to Arkansas.  I kept thinking Harrison would be a nice central location but once I started … Continue reading

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Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness

The Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness is about 250 square miles of the Anaconda Range straddling the Beaverhead, Deerlodge, and Bitterroot National Forests in southwest Montana.  It features countless trout-filled lakes, many peaks over 9000′ with a few over 10000′, and about 280 … Continue reading

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Return to the Rockies

My second trip to Colorado in the last month, and my first backpacking trip in the Rocky  Mountains.  The destination was the Comanche and Venable peaks of the Sangre De Cristo range southwest of Westcliffe.  I went with a friend … Continue reading

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Summer Sabbatical in Salida – Day 1

The first stop on Wednesday was Garden of the Gods.  I was here when I was about 7 years old but remembered nothing about it until I saw Steamboat Rock.  Then I just remembered that one rock.  We took a … Continue reading

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Summer Sabbatical in Salida

I’m hitting the road for a 4-day trip to the Salida/Buena Vista area of Colorado with 5 other members of the KC Adventure Club.  The itinerary includes Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, the Royal Gorge, kayaking the Arkansas … Continue reading

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St Francois Mountains trip wrap-up

At 9 nights, this was the longest outdoors trip I’ve ever done and the longest I’ve been away from home in at least 30 years.  I saw a lot of areas I’d been wanting to see, hiked parts of 3 … Continue reading

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