Coolin’ Off

Just wanted to share a little video by David Lewis taken at the Rockport Ledge. You can drive to it but it's more fun to float there like we did on the 4th of July. Enjoy. Rockport from David Lewis on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Rollin’ on the River

Rollin' on the River for the 4th of July for us might have described our oft used River Trail route by bike but this year it meant getting one of our much neglected kayaks out of storage and loaded on the Arkansas Outside Mobile Office along with my new paddleboard. Friends and AO contributors Aly and Bryan Signorelli invited us to join a group that planned to paddle the Ouachita River from the … [Read more...]

Do You Rendezvous?

...well, you should. We don't have a lot of canoe and kayak events on the Arkansas Outside calendar for good reason. By default, denizens of the lakes and rivers of Arkansas are a spontaneous lot. Waiting for enough rain to turn a small creek into something that can be run by boat or a deluge that brings the Cossatot River to the perfect level for whitewater play. Sure you can always take a lake … [Read more...]

A Quick Morning Stop

I left the house early this morning heading to a meeting at DeGray Lake Resort State Park (yeah, sometimes it's tough to be me). I left early so I could take my time and see what the sunrise had in store for me. I brought my new Nikon Coolpix P7000 to play with just in case a good shot presented itself. It was a clear sky so I figured that I wouldn't get much in the way of shots of the sky. I … [Read more...]