A Father’s Message, A Daughter’s Mission

The dogged pursuit of physical and mental challenges gave Rebecca Rusch the moniker "Queen of Pain". Her career takes her to jungles, deserts, and mountains to perform the most arduous tests of athleticism and endurance. In 2015 Rebecca set out on an adventure that would challenge her like no other; a quest to discover the place her father's plane was shot down in 1972.  Air Force Capt. Stephen A. … [Read more...]

Buffalo National River to host concert by National Park Radio

(from media release) For the fourth consecutive year, Buffalo National River will host a free concert by National Park Radio on Saturday, June 15, at Steel Creek Campground. National Park Radio, a modern folk band from Harrison, is widely known for its hopeful, heartfelt lyrics with themes about life, love, and difficult choices, all while echoing the enduring beauty of the band’s deep-seated … [Read more...]

World Record could be set on National Trails Day

See below the article for a list of Trail Events in Arkansas for June 1st. On June 1, 2019, individuals across the country will set the world record for the most people improving trails in a single day during the 27th annual American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®. American Hiking invites hikers, cyclists, equestrians, paddlers, and anyone who loves their public lands to make history … [Read more...]

America’s State Parks 2019 Photo Contest

This is of particular interest this year as the finalists' images will be featured at the annual National Association of State Parks Directors being held in Rogers, Arkansas this September. (Images are from previous entries) (from media release) The National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) announces the launch of their third annual America’s State Parks 2019 photo contest. The … [Read more...]

Rusch to Challenge the High Country Route

"I'm still a racer and I'm still competitive, but the exploration and the journey is far more important to me now and that's how Arkansas ties in. There's not a personal connection there, but I'm going to ride 1100 miles around the state and see towns and places and meet people from my bike that I wouldn't meet if I were racing." ~ Rebecca Rusch Rebecca Rusch is coming to ride Arkansas’s newest … [Read more...]

Come for a Job, Stay for the Trails. Using Mountain Biking to Lure Great Employees – Singletracks Mountain Bike News

It’s no secret that mountain bikers will travel far to ride great trails. We’ve covered this thoroughly. Towns build trails, mountain bikers travel to towns, ride trails, buy lots of beer and pizza after the ride, businesses make money, and the story goes on. This isn’t exactly a sustainable way of living for most of us though, and the majority of a mountain biker’s riding takes place close to … [Read more...]

Arkansans Support Clean Water

The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas recently conducted a statewide poll of likely voters to better understand conservation interests and priorities. Protection of drinking water sources and conservation of fish and wildlife habitats ranked highest among those polled. A survey was conducted by Gilmore Strategy Group of Little Rock. Jon Gilmore, founder of the group, said he had not seen favorable … [Read more...]

President Signs Bill Permanently Reauthorizing LWCF

This is a follow-up to an article we ran last September. (from media release) In a historic victory for public lands and close to home recreation, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was permanently reauthorized today as part of a sweeping public lands package signed into law by President Donald J. Trump. The legislation, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in the House … [Read more...]

Outdoor Adventures For Women

We are a women-owned company that offers exclusive outdoor adventures for women.  We encourage and provide outdoor adventures for women anywhere in the United States from backpacking, camping, kayaking and day hike adventure trips. Who we are Two women, two friends, ready for adventure and to inspire other women to join along. Mary Howze & Amanda Haley live in Arkansas but home is anywhere … [Read more...]

2022 UCI World Cyclocross Championships in Fayetteville

Yes, our Fayetteville. Fayetteville, Arkansas. Home of the Razorbacks. And you read the other part right...WORLD CYCLOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS! Check out the video below. (from media release) FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Feb. 1, 2019) - The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced that the 2022 Cyclo-cross World Championships will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas Jan. 29-30, 2022. This marks only the … [Read more...]