View of Pinnacle Mountain from Rattlesnake Ridge Whew, September was a busy month! My boyfriend Tyler and I went to Colorado for a few days for my good friend Amy's wedding, and of course we also squeezed in a hike at RMNP! You can check out some of those photos here. We also adopted a … Continue reading Rattlesnake Ridge: Pinnacle Mountain’s Quiet Neighbor
I live in central Arkansas, so I know how firsthand how brutal summer can be. This past week we had temperatures in the high 90's with near-100% humidity. In that kind of weather, there's not a lot you can do outdoors. Luckily, I have a remedy-- Blanchard Springs. I can't think of any other nearby destination that has so much to offer in the hottest months.
For so long I had seen photos of this very distinctive tree here in central Arkansas called the "Atkins Bottom tree"... I figured this was as good a time as any to go check it out! Using SunsetWX.com (a pretty cool sunrise/sunset "predictor") I saw that Friday night had a good chance of yielding a … Continue reading My First Time at the Atkins Bottom Tree
As someone who is native to the Ozarks in northwest Arkansas but now living in mostly-flat central Arkansas, I often miss the expansive overlooks atop towering bluffs of the Buffalo River. Luckily there is another place to enjoy some clifftop views that's a lot closer to where I live now-- Emerald Park in North Little … Continue reading Emerald Park