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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

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

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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

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

Hiking Adkins Creek Canyon

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, which features a couple of stunning waterfalls. While this hike is not recommended for beginners, experienced…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

Best Outdoor Activities in the Ozarks

Antenna Pine Overlook

Keep reading to find out about some of the best outdoor activities in the Ozarks. The Ozark Mountains are located in the central United States. They stretch from Oklahoma through Arkansas and into Missouri. The range is part of the larger Ozark Plateau. The Ozarks are known for their rugged terrain, breathtaking views, and abundant…Read more

Sandstone Castle Hiking

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The Sandstone Castle is a popular sandstone rock formation located in the Richland Creek Wilderness area of the Ozark National Forest. The parking area for the trail is located at the following GPS coordinates: N 35° 50.511″ W 92° 59.069″. Scroll down to download the .gpx file to load into your handheld GPS unit. You…Read more

Fern Falls and Lonesome Hollow Falls

fern falls

I want to let you know about Fern Falls and Lonesome Hollow Falls in this post. Both are beautiful waterfalls you can quickly see just a short distance from Scenic Highway 7 south of Jasper Arkansas. We easily saw both waterfalls in the space of a few hours on a warm December morning in 2022….Read more