Twenty-seven TrailBlazers and 2 canines headed up Highway 215 north of Mulberry on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to explore Fern Gully, an elusive place to find since it isn’t marked.  After taking the right hand curve on 215, we missed seeing the A-frame house, our landmark – surely someone moved the A-frame farther back from the road to confuse us – but we did manage to find the forest road anyway!  Newcomers soon found out what a rocky road is, and it’s not ice cream!

Read more: 2016-04-03 Fern Gully

The day started out cloudy with the threat of rain.  However, six TrailBlazers didn't allow that threat to keep them in town.  The drive south had an occasional mist and low lying clouds, but we had hope that the day would be rain free.

Read more: 2016-03-12 Buckeye and Caney Creek Trails

We had a perfect day hiking & climbing up to Sam's Throne today. Lots of new hikers joined us today and I think they really enjoyed this neat area.

Read more: 2016-03-05 Sam's Throne

Thirty-one TrailBlazers headed to Hawksbill Crag on a beautiful morning.  We took the Pig Trail and as we got into the mountains began to see glimpses of snow in the distance.  We turned onto Cave Mountain Road and were treated to a snowy landscape all the way to the trailhead. 

Read more: 2016-02-27 Hawksbill Crag and Lost Valley

Twenty-four TrailBlazers headed out to the Ozark Highland Trail with the intention of hiking from FR1547 to Big Piney Trailhead past Haw Creek campground.  But, despite much searching and discussion as we drove along FR 1547, we never found where the trail crosses the road.  So, we hatched an alternate plan.

Read more: 2016-02-20 Haw Creek Trail and Pam's Grotto

Twenty-four hikers under the command of Captain Gloria braved cold temperatures and a very brisk east wind to loop Cove Lake at Mt. Magazine State Park.



Read more: 2016-02-13 Cove Lake

Here is the scoop from Buffalo Bob, the hike leader:  
Eighteen showed for the 7 1/2 mile hike today, and we had one furry, four legged hiker ready for the adventure. The morning started out chilly but that didn't last very long. Layers came off down to tank tops as the day progressed  It was an absolutely beautiful and  perfect day for a hike. A BIG shout out to Antonio, Kayla, Matthew, Arash, and Angelina. They and several others in the group had never been on this hike.