hiking

Standing tall among the saguaro cacti at Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

The Saguaro Cactus has become a symbol of the desert and the American Southwest, but the famous plant is actually only found in a small portion of the American Southwest. And other than putting down roots in northwestern Mexico, it isn’t found anywhere else in… Read More »Saguaro National Park

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

Black Fork Mountain Trail in southwest Arkansas, near the Oklahoma border, is a great long day hike or overnight backpacking trip for those who want to escape the crouds.

Hiking Black Fork Mountain Trail

Black Fork Mountain stretches from Arkansas into Oklahoma just north of Queen Wilhelmina State Park in the Ouachita National Forest. The trail offers spectacular views, unique forests, and historic places. Black Fork Mountain Trail is great for a long day hike or an overnight backpack.… Read More »Hiking Black Fork Mountain Trail

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