Category: Hiking Blog

Our hiking blog contains photos, articles, and tips related to the outdoors and hiking in the Ozarks region. Check here before your next hiking trip.

Storm Chase 8/27/19

lightning image

Storm Chase 8/27/19-While looking at the radar last night it was apparent that a line of strong storms would be moving into my area a little after midnight from the northwest. As many of you know I have been fascinated by thunderstorms for many years now. This was another chance to observe a strong thunderstorm…Read more

Meteorite Hunt In The Ozarks

meteorite hunt

On August 12, 2019, I had the good fortune to be a part of a meteorite hunt in southwest Missouri with professional meteorite hunter Steve Arnold. Some of you may remember Steve from his television show “Meteorite Men“. In this article, I’ll give you a little bit of science background, and then we’ll look at…Read more

Geocaching in the Ozarks

Geocaching find

Geocaching is a fun outdoor activity for the whole family. If you are familiar with geocaching then you know how much fun it can be. If you aren’t then read on and we’ll explore the activity of geocaching and how much fun it can be for the whole family. Geocaching is the modern-day equivalent of…Read more

Independence Day In The Ozarks

Independence Day In The Ozarks

All across this great country people were celebrating Independence Day yesterday. It was a day to be with family and friends to celebrate the United States. This should be one day of the year when we can put aside any political differences and be Americans. It sure seemed to me to be that way as…Read more

Cotter Arkansas Trout Fishing

Rainboow trout

Trout are not a native fish species in Arkansas. Since the 1950s when dams were built on the White and other rivers in Arkansas to control seasonal flooding, the natural fisheries were destroyed by the cold water discharged from the dams. Before the dams were built the streams were home to smallmouth bass and other…Read more

Storm Chasing In The Ozarks

Storm Gust Front

Storm chasing is something that I love to do. One of the more interesting aspects of moving back to Arkansas for me was storm chasing. I know most people hate storms, but I have always been fascinated with them since I was a child. Storm chasing has always been something I have enjoyed. Yesterday Bill…Read more

Liles Falls

Liles falls

If you are looking for an easy day trip to see a beautiful waterfall while you are in the Ozarks, then Liles Falls should be on your list. These falls are named for Jim Liles. He was very instrumental in getting many of the hiking trails established in the Buffalo National River area. In fact,…Read more

Twin Falls

Twin Falls

If you love waterfalls as I do, then you have to put Twin Falls on your list of waterfalls to visit. Twin Falls sits in the Buffalo River Valley, just northeast of Ponca, Arkansas. Directions To Twin Falls To reach the falls, you take Highway 7 out of Harrison. Take a right off Highway 7…Read more