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bison roam freely at Caprock Canyons State Park

Caprock Canyons State Park

I peered over the edge of the canyon where shrubs and grasses dotted rust-colored folds of the crevasse. It was a foggy day and the other side of the canyon appeared to fade into nothingness. I turned to follow the trail that takes hikers along… Read More »Caprock Canyons State Park

Gulf Islands National Seashore is a wonderful place for a beach trip without the hustle and bustle of beach towns and people

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Growing up in Arkansas I assumed everyone flocked to the Gulf of Mexico during the summer because it was the closest salt water beach to us. But after visiting Gulf Islands National Seashore, I soon realized Arkansans don’t go to the Gulf simply because it’s… Read More »Gulf Islands National Seashore

Land Between the Lakes – a National Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee rich with history and natural beauty.

Land Between the Lakes

Sometimes you can have the perfect trip planned out and then the weather doesn’t cooperate. And there’s no rain check. So what do you do? You go anyway and adventure in the rain. Last fall, Hike Like A Woman sister Annie and I planned a… Read More »Land Between the Lakes

Exploreing Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the panhandle of Texas. A wonderful adventure park that offers a unique experice in the desert.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Driving along across the high plains of west Texas I take in the vastness that spreads out in every direction. Not quite going the speed limit, because this Arkansan still can’t believe a two-lane highway can have a 70-mile-an-hour speed limit (don’t hate me Texans!).… Read More »Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Cove Lake Recreation Area – a great Arkansas park for a relexing camping trip with kayaking, swimming, fishing, hiking, and more.

Cove Lake Recreation Area

If you are looking for a quiet place with big rewards to get away, Cove Lake Recreation Area in western Arkansas is a great campground to consider. Tucked into the side of the mountain on the northern slope of Mount Magazine, Arkansas’ highest mountain, the… Read More »Cove Lake Recreation Area

Fuzzy Butt Falls

Spring rains might mean a weekend full of Netflix instead of slogging through sloppy soaking hike, but it also means it’s waterfall season. Last week here in Arkansas it rained for four days straight. And it was a nice gentle rain, it poured and flooded.… Read More »Fuzzy Butt Falls

Getting lost in the woods looking for waterfalls in Richland Creek Wilderness Area in north Arkansas looking for some waterfalls was one of my best days.

Lost at Richland Creek

Have you ever had a trip that didn’t go as planned, but you ended up having a wonderful time anyway? That is how this last weekend went for me and my friends at Richland Creek. I also had to eat crow because I swore my… Read More »Lost at Richland Creek

Hiking the Charlton Trail in southwest Arkansas, a great day hike.

Hiking the Charlton Trail

If you are looking for an awesome day hike within a short distance of Hot Springs National Park, it is not hard to find a trail. You can narrow it down by what you want to see, like a waterfall, the lake, beautiful woods, or… Read More »Hiking the Charlton Trail

Hiking the Caddo Bend Trail at Lake Ouachita State Park in southwest Arkansas. A lovely four-mile hike.

Hiking the Caddo Bend Trail

One of my favorite hikes around the Hot Springs, Ark., area is the Caddo Bend Trail at Lake Ouachita State Park. This four-mile loop showcases the beauty of the forest that blankets the Ouachita Mountains. It also showcases the beauty of Lake Ouachita. The Caddo… Read More »Hiking the Caddo Bend Trail