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Hiking Trails

So you wanna go on a hike, but it's just too hard to decide. Let me help you with that! Peruse the many trail guides on this site.

Camping Tips

Are you just getting into camping, backpacking, or even sleeping in your car? Or maybe you just want some tips to make life a little easier!​

From the Heart

We all make mistakes. Mistakes are not a bad thing, we learn from our mistakes. And we also help others from our experience.


I’m glad you found your way to Right Kind Of Lost. I’m Mara, and I love adventure travel. I also love sharing my travels with everyone. National parks, national forests, and other public lands are my favorite places to renew myself. I am in love with the wilderness. Hiking, camping, backpacking, kayaking, and taking on new challenges are some of my favorite things in life.

Recent Posts


Swimming in The New

During the entire week leading up to my trip to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve my stomach…

Outdoor Ethics

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches us how to adventure outdoors respectfully to wild spaces, wildlife, and other visitors.

Leave No Trace gives us seven principles to live by so that we can assure the wonderful wild spaces can be enjoyed by future generation. The principle include: 1. Plan Ahead and Prepare, 2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces, 3. Dispose of Waste Properly, 4. Leave What You Find, 5. Minimize Campfire Impact, 6. Respect Wildlife, and 7. Respect Other Visitors.

You can read about each principle in my outdoor ethic portion of the website.

If you are in Arkansas or thinking of coming to Arkansas, I would love for you to join the Arkansas Hikers Facebook Group. It is a place where we can give trail conditions, or simply share stories about hiking in the Natural State.

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Arkansas Places

White Cliffs Natural Area

White Cliffs Natural Area

White Cliffs Natural Area is a great way to explore Arkansas’ Gulf Coastal Plain as well as see some rare…

National Parks

Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail13

Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

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From the Heart

Don’t just be lost, be the Right Kind Of Lost

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