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.

Heat-Related Emergencies While Hiking

heat-related emergencies

Heat-Related Emergencies While Hiking can quickly turn a thrilling outdoor adventure into a life-threatening situation. As temperatures rise, the risk of heat stroke, dehydration, and other heat-related ailments increases. This article delves into the essential tips and precautions every hiker should know to prevent and handle heat-related emergencies. From recognizing early warning signs to proper…Read more

Camping for Beginners

camping gear for beginners

Welcome, fellow adventurer! So, you’ve caught the camping bug and you’re ready to dive into the wild, but your wallet is giving you the side-eye? Fear not, my frugal friend! In this guide to Camping Gear for Beginners, we’ll show you how to gear up for the great outdoors without breaking the bank. From tents…Read more

Survival in the Wilderness-The Fundamentals

Survival in the Wilderness

Lost in the wilderness? Don’t panic; I’ve got your back! Picture this: you, surrounded by towering trees, not a Wi-Fi signal in sight, and your survival instincts screaming, “I hope you paid attention during those Bear Grylls marathons!” Fear not, intrepid adventurers, because today we’re diving headfirst into the wild world of Survival in the…Read more

Magnolia Falls-Ozark National Forest

Magnolia Falls Featured Image

Welcome to the enchanting world of the Ozark National Forest in Arkansas! Known for its pristine wilderness, diverse ecosystems, and stunning natural beauty, this expansive forest is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. In this exhilarating journey, we will unveil the hidden gems nestled within its lush embrace. Our adventure begins with a…Read more

Bull Shoals Lake

Sunset on Bull Shoals lake

Current Bull Shoals Lake Level – US Army Corps of Engineers Introduction to Bull Shoals Lake Welcome to Bull Shoals Lake, a mesmerizing reservoir nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. Overview of Bull Shoals Lake: Stretching across the border of Arkansas and Missouri, Bull Shoals Lake is a vast man-made reservoir formed by…Read more

Leatherwood Wilderness Waterfall Hunt

Leatherwood Wilderness

Are you ready to explore the stunning beauty of the Ozark National Forest’s Leatherwood Wilderness? This hidden gem is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With miles of hiking trails, crystal-clear streams, and breathtaking vistas, the Leatherwood Wilderness is a nature lover’s paradise. Whether you’re…Read more

Adkins Creek Canyon Hike

Adkins Creek Hike

The Upper Buffalo Wilderness area in Arkansas is a remote and untouched region that offers spectacular natural beauty for those who are willing to explore it. Among the many great areas in the Upper Buffalo Wilderness is Adkins Creek Canyon, which features a couple of stunning waterfalls. While this hike is not recommended for beginners,…Read more

Dismal Creek Special Interest Area

Dismal Creek Special Interest Area

Dismal Creek Special Interest Area is located in the Ozark National Forest just a short distance from the Glory Hole Falls hiking trail. To reach this area continue southwest of the Glory Hole Falls Trailhead on AR Highway 16 for a short distance. Look for a county road on the left that is marked 65….Read more

Bearcat Hollow Falls

Bearcat Hollow Falls

Bearcat Hollow Falls is located in the Richland Creek Wilderness near Witt Springs, AR. This area is part of the Ozark National Forest. It is a wild area with plenty of scenic beauty to be found within its area which encompasses almost 12,000 acres. There is very little, if any, cell phone reception in this…Read more

Terry Keefe Falls Hike

Terry Keefe Falls Feb 2023

2023 Update We did this hike again in late February 2023 after significant rainfall. Our hope was that there would be more water running over the falls than when we visited in November 2021. We also wanted to try and find Calypso and Splashdown Falls. These waterfalls are located up a side drainage a short…Read more