Party preparations, snow, work and other commitments kept Lisa and I inside or otherwise busy for the past week. Saturday, a few hours before the party we had been planning, we decided to head out to a trail. Being short on time, we decided on fast hiking part of the Ouachita Trail, north of Lake Maumelle. We had time to hike in for an hour and then come back out. The combination of snow, mud and heavy hiking boots made for a really good workout. This is a wonderful piece of trail that is only about a mile out from Pinnacle Mountain State Park. It’s also a good trail run in dryer conditions.