Boyle Revival

Back in the 1930's under the direction of President Roosevelt, the Civilian Conservation Corps was formed. The "Tree Army" as it was referred to provided work and taught skills to depression era men across the United States. Some of the most endearing places they worked later became national, state and city parks. In Arkansas the cabins, lodges, dams and trails they created are preserved in places … [Read more...]

2013 Capital City Classic 10k

The legend of Bill Torrey grows with each race he successfully directs.  Little Rock Roadrunners (LRRC) have well placed faith in Bill's experience and leadership.  It’s no wonder the Arkansas Grand Prix Race Director of the Year Award was recently renamed in his honor.  I’m convinced he can do this in his sleep.  He’s that good! If you’re familiar with where the race is held, Two Rivers Park, … [Read more...]

Detour Destinations – Indian Rockhouse Cave

Lisa and I have developed a practice of finding short hikes that can break up long drives. It's become a ritual on drives from Little Rock to Eureka Springs. We try to plan out our lunches to coincide with the hike, normally between 3 or 4 miles total. This started a couple of years ago with a stop at Pedestal Rocks  just off Scenic Highway 7 near Pelsor, Arkansas. On the way home we stopped again … [Read more...]

Go for the Trails…

...Stay for the Accommodations! (MORRILTON, Ark.)—Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park, the legendary mountain lodge on the bluff of Cedar Creek Canyon at Petit Jean State Park, has been closed since December 2010 undergoing renovation. The lodge will reopen on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 a.m., according to Arkansas State Parks Director Greg Butts. He noted that the renovation did not affect any of … [Read more...]

Mount Nebo Trails – Part 2

You really should start with Part 1 ...Lunch was good and soon we were ready for round 2. Our plan was to head down the Rim Trail again but at Gum Springs we would head down to the Bench Trail, playing it by ear from there. The trailhead for the Gum Springs Trail is very close to our cabin. Another Civilian Conservation Corps trail, it heads down some wonderful switchbacks and under a … [Read more...]