Posts filed under: Outdoor Activities

~Joe Located right outside Hot Springs, Arkansas, is the Lake Ouachita Vista Mountain Bike Trail.  The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) is one of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) EPIC rated trails comprising of 20 or more miles of technically difficult backcountry single track.  Lake Ouachita is one of our favorite places to camp......
~ Carmen Santorini is a Greek island that is known for its stunning beauty.  In the 16th century BC, a devastating volcano eruption forever changed the rugged landscape.   Sometimes the crowds (especially from the cruise ships) can make getting a good photograph of the gorgeous scenery difficult.  However, we found that one of the......
~ Carmen Some people keep it simple when camping with the standard hotdogs and hamburgers.  However  at our campsite we like to mix it up!  My favorite way to campcook  (over a campfire or using charcoal briquettes) is using a dutch oven (read Camp Cooking Equipment You’ll Love). On our latest camping trip to DeGray Lake,......
~ Carmen Let me start by saying I’m biased.  I truly believe that DeGray is one of Arkansas’s best lakes!  My first camping memory involves tent camping in one of DeGray Lake’s many campgrounds.  I grew up in Arkansas (USA), and we camped all around “The Natural State”.  The one place we came back to......
~ Carmen The Big River Crossing is the longest active public pedestrian/cycling bridge going across the Mississippi River. First proposed in 1975, it finally opened October 2016 and connects Memphis, Tennessee to West Memphis, Arkansas.  From the West Memphis side, hikers and cyclists can continue on the Big River Trail which includes more than seventy......
~ Joe Iron Mountain is one of the great fun mountain bike rides in Arkadelphia, Arkansas (USA).  Not too hard and not too easy with about 1600 feet (488 meters)  in elevation.  I had the opportunity to ride the Iron Mountain bike trails over Easter weekend while camping out at Lake DeGray campgrounds. May the......
~ Carmen Deep in the valley of the Ozark Mountains you’ll find Devil’s Den State Park.  Constructed in the 1930s as part of Roosevelt’s plan to pull the US out of the depression, this state park has stood the test of time and remains one of the best examples of Arkansas’s natural beauty.  We have......
~ Carmen It’s a Big Dam Bridge. So what is this Big Dam Bridge and why would anyone want to cross it?  Well, it is big.  It is on top of a dam.  It is a pedestrian/cycling bridge.  Who wouldn’t want to cross the Big Dam Bridge?  Located in central Arkansas, it connects Little Rock......
~ Carmen If you have followed our blog at all, you know we love to go camping!  Over the years, we have noticed that some campers follow general camping etiquette.  Some however, either don’t know these unspoken rules or don’t care.  Joe and I try to give people the benefit of the doubt and assume......
~ Joe Trail Loops–Five of the them! If ever you want to take a road trip for mountain biking, ride the Syllamo.  Located outside of Mountain View, Arkansas, the Syllamo bike trails consist of 50 miles of single track and fire roads with five loops.  White River Bluff Loop is 4.5 miles marked by green......
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