February 9, 2008
This park-natural area stretches for 12 miles along the wild and scenic Cossatot River - known as one of the best kayak playgrounds around.
It is located south of Mena, AR - between Wickes and Umpire on Hwy. 278.
November 8, 2007
The Talimena Scenic Drive is a 54 mile drive that winds along the crests of the forested mountains of the Ouachita National Forest. It is located between Mena, AR and Talihina, OK. Along this drive are many beautiful views, Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Kerr Nature Center and historic landmarks.
October 30, 2007
The trail to this popular destination is a 3.0 RT. It is located south of Ponca on Hwy 21 - on Cave Mountain Road - not for the light at heart!
Beautiful - just beautiful!
Lost Valley is just a hop skip and jump away from 'The Crag'. The trail here is a 2.4 RT hike that is very scenic. There is a cave to explore and Eden Falls (which was non-existent at the time of our visit)
October 27, 2007
This little bit o heaven is located in the Ouachita National Forest - north of Waldron, south of Mansfield. The road getting there was anything but fun!
We took a hike down an old logging road - about a 5 mile round trip to see Slate Falls - well there is no water this time of year but a good scenic hike anyway.
Many hunters were setting up deer camps along this forest road (#158)
October 13, 2007
The park is located a few miles north of Huntsville. We ventured up there while at the marching contest and looked around and hiked a couple of trails.
War Eagle Trail - 2.0 RT
Forest Trail - 2.5 RT
October 5, 2007
There are 2 hikes in this area - we only had time for this one.
It is a 2.6 mile loop located near Ben Hur just off of Hwy 16 int he Ozark National Forest.
(The other hike is Kings Bluff)