View of Pinnacle Mountain from the top of the ridge.

Rattlesnake Ridge: Pinnacle Mountain’s Quiet Neighbor

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

Milky Way stretching over the Tall Peak lookout tower in the Ouachita Mountains

Tall Peak Fire Tower in the Arkansas Ouachitas

Tall Peak Fire Tower in the Arkansas Ouachitas -- an amazing, tucked away place to stargaze, camp or enjoy a sunrise since 1938!

Nature photographer Beth Buckley Arkansas

Blanchard Springs, AR: The Perfect Summer Getaway

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.

My First Time at the Atkins Bottom Tree

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

Emerald Park

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