Central Arkansas Water Taking Applications for Mountain Biking Study

(From media release) Applications are currently being accepted for participation in a study on whether mountain biking on the Ouachita Trail in the Lake Maumelle Watershed affects water quality. Participants selected for the study will be part of a limited group with permission to bike a segment of that trail in central Arkansas. Mountain biking is not currently allowed on Central … [Read more...]

Temporary Trail Closure

A portion of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail will be temporarily closed shortly for a planned timber cut. The cut will take place in a section north of Lake Maumelle and west of Lumsford Corner (miles 209.5 to 211.5). Right now it looks like the closure may happen as early as the end of this month. Depending on when the work starts, CAW hopes to have the work done by September when prime … [Read more...]

Ouachita Trail 50 – 2013

In the early morning darkness, the flashlights and headlamps bobbing through the parking lot, a hundred and fifty odd runners plus their support teams, families and friends milled about collecting race bags and bib numbers and waiting for Race Director and Queen of all things Ouachita 50 Chrissy Ferguson, to give her expletive punctuated pre-race instructions. Basically, stay on the trail, watch … [Read more...]

Floating in the Drought

Much of Arkansas is currently under sever/extreme drought conditions. It hasn't rain much here all summer. Every time we get a few drops Facebook lights up with tongue-in-cheek questions about what is falling from the sky. If you are a kayaker, it's been a disappointing Summer for floating. Or has it? We've been wanting to do some floating this summer and to hear much of the media talk, … [Read more...]