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Salt Springs is shown at Logoly State Park

Exploring Logoly State Park

Hiking under whispering pines on rolling sandy soil through open undergrowth is a typical stroll through the Gulf Coastal Plain. Visiting Logoly State Park is a great way to experience what makes south Arkansas so beautiful. With three short hikes, you can explore this amazing… Read More »Exploring Logoly State Park

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Great Basin National Park

There are not many parks where you can experience as much diversity as you can in Great Basin National Park. From the hot desert floor to a glacier high on alpine slopes, the park has a drastic elevation change of about 8,000 feet. Because Great… Read More »Great Basin National Park

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My tracking app lied to me

I took about four steps and had to take a break. The energy to lift my leg and take another step just wasn’t there. I was only hiking around 7,000 feet in elevation when the day before I had hiked to 11,000 feet. So lack… Read More »My tracking app lied to me

Spires at Cathedral Gorge State Park are shown

Cathedral Gorge State Park

Hidden in the flats of the Great Basin you’ll find a cathedral sculpted into the desert floor. Cathedral Gorge State Park seems like it was created by a great architect, but is simply a beautiful work of nature. Exploring this park in southeast Nevada feels… Read More »Cathedral Gorge State Park

The privilege of literacy

My friend ask me how I was liking the book I was reading while lounging in the hammock around the campfire. “Not that great,” I answered. “Actually, I’m trying to hurry up and finish it because I kind of hate it.” “Why don’t you just… Read More »The privilege of literacy

A woman sits in Hot Springs National Park

Vacation when you can’t

With record-high gas prices this summer, long and far weekend trips were not that affordable. The good news is gas prices have started to come down, and let’s hope they continue. But higher gas prices make you think twice about going on a long road… Read More »Vacation when you can’t

Swimming in The New

During the entire week leading up to my trip to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve my stomach would knot up anytime I thought about our planned whitewater rafting trip. I have fallen out of the boat in class III rapids before and… Read More »Swimming in The New

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White Cliffs Natural Area

White Cliffs Natural Area is a great way to explore Arkansas’ Gulf Coastal Plain as well as see some rare and unusual natural sites. A short 1.8-mile loop takes hikers through this fascinating area preserved by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission. Annona Chalk White Cliffs… Read More »White Cliffs Natural Area

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