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...]

Over 50 CEOs Co-Create Outdoor Industry-Focused Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Pledge

(from media release) This morning, Camber Outdoors gathered over 50 CEOs in Denver to sign the CEO Outdoor Equity Pledge at Outdoor Retailer, the industry’s largest trade show. They are joining together to commit to equitable and inclusive workplaces that advance the leadership opportunities for people of diverse identities and backgrounds including women and underrepresented communities. The … [Read more...]

Buffalo National River Resumes Regular Operations

You probably knew but it's nice to see the official word. (from media release) With the enactment of a continuing resolution on Friday night, the staff at Buffalo National River resumed regular park operations over the weekend. Please visit www.nps.gov/BUFF for updated information about the park, including scheduled programs and accessibility. As a reminder, Lost Valley is closed until further … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Responsibly Visiting Parks During the Shutdown | Leave No Trace

As a reminder, during the federal shutdown, Arkansas State Parks, Regional Parks, City Parks, and other non-federal parks continue with business as usual. We encourage you to visit these public lands for now. If you must go to places like the Buffalo National River, please review and abide by Leave No Trace ethics during your visit. Here are 5 things that will help you have a minimal impact on … [Read more...]

Buffalo National River Accessible to Public during Government Shutdown

(from media release) During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Park roads, the river, overlooks, trails and open-air exhibits at Buffalo National River, will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited. Visitors … [Read more...]

Arkansas Mountain Biking in Pictures

Last week we posted a video on various social media portals. The video is a compilation of mountain bike photos taken around the state over the past few years. We have watched the gradual growth and change in the trail offerings in the state for over 20 years but recently, it's exploded. Some of the comments on social media included not realizing that the state is as mountainous as it is. We are … [Read more...]

Lost Valley Area Closing for Improvements – Update

UPDATE! Lost Valley Area Improvement Project Delayed Ponca, AR – Due to weather delays, the Lost Valley Area of Buffalo National River is expected to remain closed until early April to allow contractors to complete the site improvement project. The National Park Service (NPS) closed the Lost Valley Road and day-use area in December to relocate a portion of the Lost Valley Road, parking area, … [Read more...]