Category Archives: Buffalo River

Buffalo River – Woolum to Gilbert teaser

Best Father’s Day I’ve ever had.  Me ‘n Bear Bait joined Kat, his boy Kit, and the most bad-ass biker grandmother I’ve ever met or heard of on a 3-night, 2-day float on the Buffalo. Full trip report with pictures … Continue reading

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Packing, repacking, re-repacking

Had to fit Bear Bait into a new life jacket.  He’s grown so much just in two years that he can’t fit into his old one.  Surprised both of us.  Doesn’t seem that long ago, but 4 is a whole … Continue reading

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Looking toward the river

Bringing Momma along with me and Bear Bait poses a unique set of concerns.  She’s a self-described city girl and has certain minimal expectations on any outdoor excursion.  Tent camping, early in the marriage when I was much more well-trained than … Continue reading

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Trading hiking boots for aquasocks.

I got no problem with snakes.  No phobias, no irrational fears, just a healthy respect.  There are so many other reasons not to want to backpack in an Arkansas summer.  You’ve got the heat and humidity, of course.   The trails … Continue reading

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Compton Trailhead to Hemmed-In Hollow (part 3)

Day 2 – adrenaline, aches, altitude, & arches 3/20/2011 Bear Bait is a true outdoorsman.  Not only did that boy sleep so deeply that I had to check his pulse a few times, but he stayed cozied up in his … Continue reading

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Compton Trailhead to Hemmed-In Hollow (part 2)

Day 1 – cowboys, climbing, canoers, and camp sandwichis 3/19/2011 Got a new term that has worked its way into our hiking lexicon:  Backwoods Dentistry.   Walgreens landed me a few Q-tips, some superglue, and an overpriced thimble of paste guaranteed … Continue reading

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Compton Trailhead to Hemmed-In Hollow (part 1)

Part 1 – pre-hike madness and why you should just use the multitool (ya lazy bum) 3-18-2011 Arrived at Kat’s house just before dark on Friday.  Plan was to set up all three hammocks and sleep outside.  That’ll give us … Continue reading

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