Category Archives: Outdoors

General Outdoor Activities

7 Hollows Trail Review

We’re going to be reviewing the 7 Hollows Trail located on Petit Jean Mountain. If you’d like more information about the “How’s & Why’s” of my reviews check out the Hiking Review page. Now let’s get into this trail review! Location Information Park Superintendent 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road Morrilton, AR. 72110 GPS: 35.114265632578 -92.94544100761 …

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It’s cold outside…

Winter is setting in here in Arkansas. Granted, hitting 32 degrees is nothing compared to folks further up north, but it’s a chill for me. I’ve been thinking a lot about layering and trying to plan a good hike just to get outside again. I’ve put the first trail review out, you can read the BSA …

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Winthrop P. Rockefeller Boy Scout Trail Review

We’re going to be reviewing the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Boy Scout Trail (BSA Trail) located on Petit Jean Mountain. If you’d like more information about the “How’s & Why’s” of my reviews check out the Hiking Review page. Now let’s get into this thing! Location Information Park Superintendent 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road Morrilton, AR. 72110 …

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Adventures & Reflections

Ok, so Thanksgiving turned out to be pretty easy this year! There was a lot going on with the family in terms of planning, preparing food, and batteling some illness. But, we managed to get to all the respective places and spend time with everyone. Ideally, you would have unlimited time with everyone, but that’s …

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Boy Scout Trail Hike on Petit Jean

So, I’m starting a new section of the site and it’s going to be for trail reviews. I’m planning to review trails I’ve hiked and include some helpful info & photos to showcase what can be expected. For today’s blog post I want to talk about my experience while hiking the B.S.A. Trail on Petit …

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Klymit Campsaver V Sleeping Pad

If you’re into camping, backpacking, or hiking then there is a pretty good chance that you think about a sleep system. One of those components is probably going to be some sort of sleep pad. While there are lots of options out there in the marketplace I tend to group them into two types: inflatable …

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Therm-a-Rest Z Seat

Ahh, the butt-pad from heaven! I realize that sounds silly, but this is one awesome piece of gear, even if it does fall into a little bit of a luxury item category. That said, this thing is seriously worth a slight sacrifice in pack space for the amount of comfort it brings to the party. …

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Getting Skunked While Fishing

Recently I went fishing with a long time friend who I recently found out happens to be a fly fisherman. In this instance, I’ve known Danny for somewhere over 15 years. I will confess that his passion for fly fishing is one thing I didn’t know about him. I’ve noticed that ever since I started fly …

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Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock

It’s really hard to beat laying in a hammock. Relaxing in a hammock gets even better when you can easily pack your hammock up and take it with you on your outdoor adventures. I mean who wouldn’t want a view like this all the time: Ok, so we’re fans of the Wise Owl Outfitters hammock.We …

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Lake Sylvia Recreation Area & Campground

Lake Sylvia Recreation Area and Campground is east of Little Rock, just off Hwy 10. Lake Sylvia is part of the Ouachita National Forest, so there is a small fee to enter and park in the recreation area and is a really nice spot for swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, and home to a really …

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