Access Fund Awards $10,000 in Grants to Replace Aging Bolts – Access Fund

Some good news in the climbing world coming from the Access Fund. Bolt replacements are coming at Sam's Throne. Full story below. Access Fund and The American Alpine Club are pleased to announce the 2017 Anchor Replacement Fund grant awards. Now in its third year, the grant program was launched to address the growing concerns of anchor failure and the access issues that could result from … [Read more...]

Making the Connection in Northwest Arkansas

(The Grand Opening with all the ribbon cutting and speechifying will be happening on May 2, 2015. Plus a lot more fun stuff including hikes and bike rides) Commuting to work is a drag. Our nation’s highways were not designed to soothe the soul. But many residents in Northwest Arkansas have an alternative to starting their daily grind off on the wrong foot. The Razorback Regional Greenway … [Read more...]

Pre-Gobble Wobble

It's that time of year again when we meet with family and friends, some of whom we may only see once or twice a year, to gather round a table spread with treats and meats galore. The early risers start rolling out dough and basting birds. Many of us spend our day eating, drinking and making merry until we can't move from our chairs, or someone has to move to give Uncle Mike the heimlich or break … [Read more...]

Geocaching

Geocaching? What the heck is that? Geocaching is the sport/hobby/obsession of using a GPS device to locate "caches" placed throughout the world. These "caches" can be anything from a small film vial with nothing more than some paper to log a visit to a full size ammo box that tends to collect anything from happy meal toys to geocoins and travelbugs. These coins and bugs are trackable, numbered … [Read more...]

GET OFF THE ROAD!!!

Ha Ha, you thought I was going to write about bad drivers. No, just mountain biking. L and I went to Camp Robinson to change up the routine. How's this, Freeway, Ten Bridges, Airport Loop, Helter Skelter, Flatlands, Dead Elvis (Thank you very much), Can O'Corn, West Boundry Road, Freeway, Yucca, Outerloop, Porta Potty, Yucca, Freeway? It came to almost 18 miles and felt good. Lots of … [Read more...]

Lake Fort Smith State Park

I'm sure I've talked about Lake Ft. Smith State Park here before. About 6 years ago the original park was closed to make way for a larger lake to supply Fort Smith with more water. Arkansas State Parks and the City of Fort Smith have been working to reopen the park in a new location. The park is now about 9 miles north of Mountainburg, Arkansas on highway 71.Next to the new Visitor Center is a … [Read more...]

Well, I did it….

...I skipped an entire month of posting. How do these things happen? Sometimes I get too busy being outside and promoting it in other ways to sit down and talk about it here. For those few who check in on a regular basis, sorry. Now on to the outdoors.It all started with a double-whammy weekend. First, the Cane Creek Lake Trail was finally Early last month I had a double dedicated. This is a … [Read more...]

A Trip to East Arkansas

I know, I still don't post much but when I do I cram a bunch in! I had a bunch of photos this time, hence the slide show above.For Easter weekend we decide to go camping at Village Creek State Park and visit Parkin Archaeological State Park while there. Village Creek is located on Crowley's Ridge in eastern Arkansas, just outside the town of Wynne. It is the second largest Arkansas State Park … [Read more...]

Funny thing happened…

... at the Little Rock St. Patrick's Day Parade.Last year I was in a night group ride that took about 17 cyclists through the heart of downtown Little Rock. We had all of our lights and reflective clothing going full blast down President Clinton Avenue in the River Market. A couple of guys were on the sidewalk playing guitar for loose change. One of the other cyclists turned to the group and … [Read more...]

Where the heck have I been?

Here, like always.Besides a pretty good bit of indoor workouts on the bike trainer and some weight work we got out to Burns Park in North Little Rock this weekend.Now I'm not much of a runner but I came up with the ingenious plan to run from the soccer fields at Burns Park to the Emerald Point trail, up to the top of Ft. Roots and down the east side. Then we would continue running back along the … [Read more...]