‘The Canoe’: A Film Celebrating the Simple Joy of Paddling | Outside Online

The canoe, a preferred mode of adventure in Arkansas, come dip your paddle... The canoe may be the most iconic watercraft of all time, so it's easy to understand why filmmaker Goh Iromoto paid homage to this vessel in his recent film, The Canoe. The story is told from the perspective of paddlers across Ontario and underscores the connection between the human spirit and paddling canoes. As an avid … [Read more...]

Ice-Water School

We've been looking forward to Whitewater School since we started paddling with the Arkansas Canoe Club.  As the class got closer and closer, we got more and more excited.  Camping!  In May!  On the Mulberry River!  With friends!  It sounded like a great weekend. We like to paddle, and we like to learn stuff, and that was just going to make it better. But then it was the week before class, and … [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...]

Turner Bend Turns 100

The following story was just released by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism: Jill M. Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The Turner Bend store — set amid the changing shape of a lush landscape influenced by rippling waters, lost highways and throngs of exuberant floaters — is turning 100. Standing at the junction of Arkansas 23 and the Mulberry River, the … [Read more...]

Winter Decent on Richland Creek

Some friends shared this great video with me. Most people don't understand how great the whitewater can be in Arkansas and nothing beats a good winter snow melt. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om3dQRuJ-kk] As an aside, the Richland Creek area is the first place I ever took my son backpacking. … [Read more...]

Tourism Survey for Adventure Sports

If you have a chance please fill out the survey below. It is something that Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism is doing to get a better idea of adventure sports participation in Arkansas. Thanks for your time. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AdventureSportsADPT … [Read more...]

The Village Creek Race!

Well, I've been on the road all week traveling the great state of Arkansas.  Since my last post, I've been back to eastern Arkansas again, spent Tuesday night at DeGray Lake Resort State Park working on a photo shoot of the golf course, spa and beach.  I then spent Wednesday and Thursday on Friday morning to check out the progress on the new cabins (niiiicccceeee).  Finally I was back in Little … [Read more...]

Upcoming Outdoor Stuff

Looks like another great weekend of outdoor stuff to do in Arkansas.  Here is a quick rundown: www.PaddleArkansas.com - This is the first canoe and kayak race through downtown Little Rock, AR. The 7 mile race will feature prizes for all boat groups. This race draws some of the fastest paddlers in the country and some of the slowest too. The race is designed to bring awareness to paddling … [Read more...]