Common Milkweed

Introduction Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is a vital perennial plant native to North America, known for its essential role in supporting pollinators like monarch butterflies. This plant’s distinctive pinkish-purple flowers and milky sap make it easily recognizable. In this article, we’ll explore its botanical description, habitat, ecological role, cultivation methods, uses, conservation efforts, and some … Read more

How to Avoid Ticks for Hikers and Campers

Venturing into the great outdoors offers unparalleled peace and adventure, but it also requires vigilance against natural hazards, particularly ticks. These tiny creatures are not just a nuisance—they are potential carriers of serious diseases like Lyme disease, which is reported in increasing numbers each year across various regions. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker, a casual … Read more

Hideout Hollow Waterfall Hike

Tucked away near the quaint town of Compton, Arkansas, lies the trail to Hideout Hollow, a captivating destination that promises an escape into the heart of nature’s unspoiled beauty. This relatively short hike, spanning just 0.9 miles, is a journey through the lush landscapes of the Ozarks, culminating in the breathtaking sight of a waterfall … Read more

Cub Hollow – Waterfall Hiking

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark National Forest, Cub Hollow emerges as a hidden gem off the beaten path, located just off Highway 7 near Cowell, Arkansas. This enchanting area, known for its polyfos (phosphorescent) qualities, offers a unique natural spectacle that captivates the imagination of all who visit. Surrounded by the rugged beauty … Read more

Native American Falls – Pelsor, AR

Native American Falls is a beautiful cascade waterfall located very close to Pelsor, AR. There is a small parking area next to AR Highway 7 on the west side of the highway. Keep reading to find out all about this short hike to one of the more intriguing waterfalls on our list. It is also … Read more

Dogwood Falls – Richland Creek Wilderness

Dogwood Falls is a picturesque 36 foot waterfall in the Richland Creek Wilderness Area of the Ozark National Forest. This hike is not for the faint of heart. I have seen it described from easy to moderately challenging. Difficult would be a better description. But if you are willing to work for it, the payoff … Read more

Hamilton Falls Hike

Hamilton Falls is a 12 foot tall waterfall located about 1/2 mile upstream from the more well known Twin Falls. These waterfalls are located in the Richland Creek Wilderness area of the Ozark National Forest. Watch the video above or read on to learn about this moderately difficult bushwhack hike. Hamilton Falls Parking GPS Coordinates … Read more

Cold Weather Hiking – Essential Guidelines

Cold weather hiking

Cold weather hiking isn’t just a walk in the park – unless that park is blanketed in snow, kissed by frost, and frequented by more deer than people. Picture this: a tranquil world where snowflakes dance around you and every breath turns to misty magic in the crisp air. But don’t let the winter wonderland … Read more

Freeze-Dried Meals for Backpacking: A Complete Guide

Freeze-Dried Meals for Backpacking are revolutionizing the way backpackers eat on the trail. Offering a perfect blend of convenience, nutrition, and lightness, these meals have become essential for outdoor enthusiasts. This article delves into the world of freeze-dried foods, examining their benefits, variety, and preparation methods. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a novice, understanding … Read more

Winter Gardening Tasks

As the chill of winter sets in, many gardeners might think it’s time to hang up their gloves until spring. However, the cold months are a crucial period for preparing your garden for a vibrant and fruitful spring season. Winter garden care plays a significant role in the health and productivity of your garden. This … Read more

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