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Re: Travel Chat
« Reply #250 on: December 28, 2017, 07:49:08 pm »
I am sure you will be on the road for something this summer when your schedule opens up that time of year. Hope you do get out for something yourself then. I enjoy hearing where everyone on here heads for their trips. It gives me ideas for the future.


Same.  Love getting great trip ideas from others' stories. 

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« Reply #251 on: December 28, 2017, 07:56:23 pm »
Iím visiting my girlfriendís family, so thatís fun, but the two of us drove through some lake effect snow yesterday. That wasnít fun.

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« Reply #252 on: December 28, 2017, 08:06:13 pm »
Be careful out there. 

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Re: Travel Chat
« Reply #253 on: April 10, 2018, 09:43:00 am »
Anyone here ever did the hike to the Whitaker Point overlook just south of Ponca near the Buffalo River? I am thinking that is a must do soon being an Arkansas native. I get every other weekend off so I am thinking the first weekend I am off and I see the temperatures in the 80's I may head out that way and hike that plus spend some time at the Buffalo. That has to be one of the prettiest parts of Arkansas definitely.

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Re: Travel Chat
« Reply #254 on: April 10, 2018, 11:05:36 am »
Anyone here ever did the hike to the Whitaker Point overlook just south of Ponca near the Buffalo River? I am thinking that is a must do soon being an Arkansas native. I get every other weekend off so I am thinking the first weekend I am off and I see the temperatures in the 80's I may head out that way and hike that plus spend some time at the Buffalo. That has to be one of the prettiest parts of Arkansas definitely.

It's beautiful

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Re: Travel Chat
« Reply #255 on: April 13, 2018, 11:06:18 am »
Anyone here ever did the hike to the Whitaker Point overlook just south of Ponca near the Buffalo River? I am thinking that is a must do soon being an Arkansas native. I get every other weekend off so I am thinking the first weekend I am off and I see the temperatures in the 80's I may head out that way and hike that plus spend some time at the Buffalo. That has to be one of the prettiest parts of Arkansas definitely.

It's worth the trip, parking is limited though

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Re: Travel Chat
« Reply #256 on: July 21, 2018, 03:34:48 pm »
Just got home from 2 weeks in Destin the beaches were nice and the water was as pretty as I've seen in a while

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Re: Travel Chat
« Reply #257 on: July 21, 2018, 04:30:43 pm »
A few week ago

Atlanta- 4 Braves games at SunTrust Park. We go about every 2-3 years.  3rd different ballpark to see the Braves in ATL.
Nashville- Grand Ole Opry.  1st time there. I actually really enjoyed it
Lawrenceburg, KY- toured Wild Turkey distillery.  Really cool.
Lexington, KY- Night racing at Churchill Downs.  Loved it.

Memorial Day we did a quick hit to Boston and saw Braves play at Fenway.  First time for me to Boston.  While there the Eastern Conf finals Game 7 Cavs vs Celtics occurred and we splurged and overpaid for 2 rafter tickets.  Well worth it.

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« Reply #258 on: July 21, 2018, 04:33:16 pm »
A few week ago

Atlanta- 4 Braves games at SunTrust Park. We go about every 2-3 years.  3rd different ballpark to see the Braves in ATL.
Nashville- Grand Ole Opry.  1st time there. I actually really enjoyed it
Lawrenceburg, KY- toured Wild Turkey distillery.  Really cool.
Lexington, KY- Night racing at Churchill Downs.  Loved it.

Memorial Day we did a quick hit to Boston and saw Braves play at Fenway.  First time for me to Boston.  While there the Eastern Conf finals Game 7 Cavs vs Celtics occurred and we splurged and overpaid for 2 rafter tickets.  Well worth it.


Atlanta and Nashville are great cities..... And Lexington has a uniqueness to it that I enjoy the times I have traveled through. And the Boston part sounds like a sports lovers dream.

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« Reply #259 on: July 21, 2018, 04:35:51 pm »
Just got home from 2 weeks in Destin the beaches were nice and the water was as pretty as I've seen in a while


The beach sounds good right about now. I spent some time in Aspen about 2 weeks ago all the way down to northern New Mexico in the mountains. Lots of fires spread through out when I went. People are going wild in NW Arkansas about them finally putting a direct and cheap flight from XNA in Bentonville to Destin. I know some people who have already taken advantage.

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« Reply #260 on: December 20, 2018, 05:00:16 pm »
Headed to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM from Sunday through Friday of the coming week..... Hope all the rest of you fearless folks have safe travels and a great Christmas with family and friends.

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« Reply #261 on: March 17, 2019, 03:03:55 pm »
spending spring break in Destin.It was cool yesterday hi was only 53 and rain so the water was cold but better today the Hi is65 and the sun is shining.Hope everyone has a good spring break.

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« Reply #262 on: March 17, 2019, 03:31:43 pm »
spending spring break in Destin.It was cool yesterday hi was only 53 and rain so the water was cold but better today the Hi is65 and the sun is shining.Hope everyone has a good spring break.

Nothing like the old Emerald Coast.... Will never get tired of going there myself.

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« Reply #263 on: July 20, 2019, 08:53:03 pm »
Just got back from a week at Disney in Orlando it was fun but going to a different park every day gave me out. It was fun but with my MS the walking was tough on me but we had a great time with grand kids.

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« Reply #264 on: July 22, 2019, 02:10:34 pm »
Just got back from a week at Disney in Orlando it was fun but going to a different park every day gave me out. It was fun but with my MS the walking was tough on me but we had a great time with grand kids.

Took my kids there and did every park plus Universal way back when (9 days in Orlando area was great!). Just waiting on the grandkids to get older so we can return. 
Thank you.  You stirred lots of great memories by just mentioning it.   

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« Reply #265 on: July 22, 2019, 02:21:58 pm »
Anyone here ever did the hike to the Whitaker Point overlook just south of Ponca near the Buffalo River? I am thinking that is a must do soon being an Arkansas native. I get every other weekend off so I am thinking the first weekend I am off and I see the temperatures in the 80's I may head out that way and hike that plus spend some time at the Buffalo. That has to be one of the prettiest parts of Arkansas definitely.

I know this is a quote from an older post, but, because of our experience this summer, I want to share.  We hiked that trail this summer along with a few others in the area.  The point is great but the waterfalls before it are spectacular if you time your hike after a good rain.  Loved each of the hikes.  Beautiful scenery once you reach it. Mostly just wooded areas for the first large percentage of the hikes.  If it is open, Lost Valley Trail is nice too.  Flooding in the past two years caused lots of damage so they were working on it this summer.  So many trails in that area.  Glory Hole is not too far away.  Just pick a few each spring, fall, or summer and enjoy.    But, be careful.  When we arrived at Whitaker Point (Hawksbill Crag) parking area, a life flight helicopter was arriving to haul out a man about my age who had fallen from one of the waterfall bluffs.   BE CAREFUL!!!!!! 

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« Reply #266 on: July 22, 2019, 02:55:41 pm »
Lost Valley is open...been there twice this summer. Along with Glory Hole and a few other waterfall hikes. Haven't been to Hawksbill this year...but been there before, and I was a nervous wreck with my kids .

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« Reply #267 on: July 22, 2019, 03:02:57 pm »
I didn't know for sure.  They had a sign across part of the road and dump trucks were going in and out the two days I drove the area.  We just went to other trails instead those days. Glad it is good to go. One of my top 25 trails in Arkansas.   It just seems to build as you go.  After a nice rain is great in the spring.   And, yes, I understand the nervous part.  I taught my kids to respect but not fear such.  Then they made me nervous when they just followed what I had taught them!!

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« Reply #268 on: July 22, 2019, 03:22:35 pm »
I didn't know for sure.  They had a sign across part of the road and dump trucks were going in and out the two days I drove the area.  We just went to other trails instead those days. Glad it is good to go. One of my top 25 trails in Arkansas.   It just seems to build as you go.  After a nice rain is great in the spring.   And, yes, I understand the nervous part.  I taught my kids to respect but not fear such.  Then they made me nervous when they just followed what I had taught them!!

What's your top 25?

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« Reply #269 on: July 22, 2019, 04:03:50 pm »
In no specific order:
On Magazine Mountain-
Dripping Springs
Brown Springs
Cameron Bluffs
Bear Hollow
East End group*
Twin Pools

On Petit Jean-
Bear Cave
Seven Hollows
Cedar Falls

Mt. Nebo-
Rim trail

Lost Valley
Glory Hole
Hawksbill Crag

A real nice surprise years ago included Pedestal Rocks and Kings Bluff. So, we make multiple return trips taking others with us.

Devils Den trail

Queen Wilhelmina and Talimena

Blanchard Springs trail

Hot Springs...

A trail on White Mtn.


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I believe these are the ones my wife and I hiked in the past year. 

We hiked two down in the  Mena area. Canít remember the names. 

Not sure if I hit 25 on this list or if they are all my top 25, but enjoyed each.  Very scenic. 






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« Reply #270 on: July 22, 2019, 04:40:07 pm »
Dripping Springs is my favorite for multiple reasons. 

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« Reply #271 on: July 22, 2019, 05:00:20 pm »
I've been to some of those ha...Usually stick to waterfalls as it keeps my girls interested(5,7 & 9)...Our first experience hiking was last November and I carried my 5 year old back out of the cedar falls trail at Petit Jean 😂

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« Reply #272 on: July 22, 2019, 06:57:54 pm »
Iíve been blessed and lucky.  My dad loved hiking and adventure (off reading in jeeps back in the day).  My wife loves most everything about hiking and the outdoors.  My daughters chose hiking and camping over most forms of recreation.   Made for marvelous times for this ďtrailblazer ď!

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« Reply #273 on: July 23, 2019, 09:10:32 am »
I've been to some of those ha...Usually stick to waterfalls as it keeps my girls interested(5,7 & 9)...Our first experience hiking was last November and I carried my 5-year-old back out of the cedar falls trail at Petit Jean 😂

Paralleling the creek hauling a 5-year-old on your back is rough.  Carrying them out while climbing the "big hill" could be tough indeed.

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« Reply #274 on: July 24, 2019, 09:03:56 am »
Hawksbill is a must in the winter after a good snow has fallen.  It gives it an entirely different perspective.

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« Reply #275 on: July 24, 2019, 12:10:46 pm »
Never been when snow had fallen.  Added to my list now!  Thanks.

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« Reply #276 on: July 24, 2019, 01:12:06 pm »
Hawksbill is a must in the winter after a good snow has fallen.  It gives it an entirely different perspective.

Just gonna go out on a limb and say this isn't a hike for the younguns 

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« Reply #277 on: July 24, 2019, 03:09:30 pm »
Just gonna go out on a limb and say this isn't a hike for the younguns 
I got lucky when we caught it.  Freak snow storm the night before right over that area wasnít forecasted.  I know the one trail hugs the cliff but another group came in on a different trail.  It looked to cute straight to the Craig through the woods from the parking area.  It would depend on how well your kids listen, on how far away I would let them get from you, on the Craig or cliffs if you go that way.  The drop off in some parts is a yard or less off the path.  The hike it self was pretty level.  We went to the glory hole the same day and it was all iced over.  Good times
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« Reply #278 on: July 27, 2019, 09:14:13 pm »
Took my kids there and did every park plus Universal way back when (9 days in Orlando area was great!). Just waiting on the grandkids to get older so we can return. 
Thank you.  You stirred lots of great memories by just mentioning it.
We had a great time. Will probably go back in 2 or 3 years the grands loved it

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« Reply #279 on: July 27, 2019, 10:55:38 pm »
Good deal.  All about family. 

 

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