Tag Archives: ArkansasTrails

Butterfield Hiking Trail – 1/1/16

Pre-Trip planning: I really wanted to wow my neighbor & new hiking buddy with a phenomenal meal on his first night so, of course, I went with fillets.   Picked up a couple of 7-8 oz. fillets, a cluster of asparagus, … Continue reading

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Back on the trail

Finally settled into the new home.  Great neighborhood, great house.   I invited one of my neighbors over to a crawfish boil and ended up talking (of course) about hiking.  He seemed interested and said he’d like to go some time. … Continue reading

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2015 – Bear Bait & Squirrel make a resolution

Isn’t even New Years yet, but this is worth blogging about.   I’ve written over the past few years about me ‘n the boys.  Momma for the most part has been content to let us go do our wilderness thing. But … Continue reading

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ERL Trip Report: Day 2 ending & day 3

East Saline Creek to Little Mo./Athens-Big Fork Junction Trailhead ~7 miles Saturday night was just beautiful. After we ate a few helpings of dinner, Kat went down to the stream to rinse out the pots.   I piddled around camp some, … Continue reading

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ERL – Anecdotal Aside

Mentioned earlier that I am an incurable people-watcher.  There was one girl I saw out on the trail that didn’t make it into that day’s trip report, but still lingers in my mind.   Was a good-sized group, looked like a … Continue reading

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ERL Trip Report: Food Interlude

Thanks to those of you following the latest trip report and urging me onward with your likes.  Whenever Kat and I head out for a Man Hike, I always try to plan one improbable meal that goes beyond anything you’d … Continue reading

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ERL Trip Report: Day 2 (part 3)

Little Missouri Falls to East Saline Creek Day 2, April 26th 2014 ~16 miles   Around 3:00 or so that day, we were at the last crossing of the Little Missouri River.   It had been a few hours since we … Continue reading

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