Mount Antero (8/25/18)

Saturday 8/25/2018 After our Failed attempt on Gray’s and Torrey’s Peaks a few days ago, Mount Antero is to be my first 14er to conquer.  We started off early from Salida and reached the road to the trailhead right at dawn.  The road was very rough with lots of rocks and there were several spots where Dan or I would […]

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I’m a survivor

Saturday 1/26/2019 This weekend I attended a wilderness survival Basics and Intermediate course offered by Hiking the Ozarks. The class was held on Saturday in Ozark MO with the hands on activities at Busiek State Forest about 10 miles away. Since I’m driving to Springfield for the class, I thought I would stay the night at the Busiek Forest and […]

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Freeze-Out 2019

Friday 1/4/2019 I took off after work today and headed over to Mount Magazine in Arkansas for the annual freeze-out campout held by the NWA Hiking Club. I arrived at the Campsite shortly before 8 pm. Made my introductions, set up my tent, and then joined in on the campfire with the rest of the group. About 9:30 we called […]

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Goodbye 2018 / Hello 2019

Well 2018 is ending. I’ve had a great year and enjoyed many adventures. 2019 opens the doors for even more. Sunday 12/30/2018 I am finishing off 2018 at a Winter Paddling Clinic at Echo Bluff State Park in Missouri. I drove up after church to Eminence MO where I had booked a hotel room for 2 nights.  Echo Bluff is […]

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Mohawk Lake Trail

After our attempt on Grays and Torreys peak the day before Dan, Tim , and I visited Breckenridge and opted for an easier hike today.  Not sure which hike to do in the Breckenridge area, we selected one from a trails website and made our plans for the day.  Before hitting the trail I wanted to ride the gondola to […]

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Mount Magazine

Friday 11/2/2018 I left from work today and headed to Cove Lake Campground nestled in the shadows of Mount Magazine,the highest point in Arkansas. I arrived about 6:00 pm and Carrie was at the reserved campsite waiting for me. We reserved site #8 which sits right on the edge of Cove Lake. After getting our tent setup and quickly gathering […]

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Illinois River Kayak Trip (6-3-18)

Carrie an I had planned an overnight trip on the Buffalo River in Arkansas for this weekend, but as luck would have it the forecast called for damaging thunderstorms with possible flash flooding.  Not a good forecast for kayaking. We waited out the storms at home Saturday (which never formed) and decided to just do a day trip on the […]

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Buffalo River Weekend

I took off after work Friday afternoon and headed to Rogers to pick up Carrie. We had made plans to meet up with Abbi at Steel Creek Campground that night. On my way to Rogers we found out that Steel Creek was full and she was going to try to get a site at Kyle’s Landing. I picked up Carrie, […]

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