Tim Ernst Fall 2011 Tour

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Tim Ernst is currently in the midst of his 2011 fall program tour. Ernst is the author of many great trail guides including: Arkansas Hiking Trails, Buffalo River Hiking Trails, Ozark Highlands Trail Guide, and Ouachita Trail Guide. He is also an acclaimed photographer.

I had the opportunity to see Ernst’s program today at the Fayetteville Public Library. It was my first time to see him in person, and it was a very enjoyable program. The primary feature is Ernst’s 2011 slide show, mostly featuring photos from his new Arkansas Portfolio III picture book and his updated Arkansas Waterfalls guide.

If you get the chance, you should come to one of the stops on his 2011 tour.

Here are the remaining venues:

    • November 21, Fort Smith, 7 p.m., Grace Community Church.
    • November 28, Benton, 6:30 p.m., Saline County Library.
    • December 2, Harrison, 7 p.m., Lyric Theater.

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    Lake Tenkiller: Overlook Nature Trail Photos Fall 2011

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    Bridge on Overlook Nature Trail by Lake Tenkiller

    About a month ago, my girlfriend and I had a nice walk on the Overlook Nature Trail by Lake Tenkiller. The trail is about a mile long and connects Overlook Park to an area close to the Methodist Boys Ranch.

    I was excited to see quite a few people walking the trail.

    These are some photos I took. (Click for larger view.)

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    Overlook Nature Trail

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    Sequoyah Wildlife Refuge: Horton Slough Trail Photos

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    Sally Jones Lake seen from Horton Slough Trail.

    Back on October 22, my girlfriend and I had a nice walk on the 1-mile Horton Slough Trail at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, near Vian, Oklahoma.

    This is an easy-to-walk paved nature trail. It starts by the headquarters building and follows the Horton Slough to the shore of Sally Jones Lake where there is a very nice viewing area.

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    Swinging Bridge on Horton Slough Trail, Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge

    An optional (and fun) feature of the trail is the swinging bridge.I have posted here some photos I took. (Click for larger view.)

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    Bearings: 10-31-2011

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    Ouachita Trail
    • This Saturday, November 5, is the annual membership meeting of Friends of the Ouachita Trail. It’s a great time to show your support for FoOT and to find out what you can do to help.
    • A federal court has upheld the ban on building new roads in much of the national forests.
    • The Forest Service has announced rules for the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program.
    • The 2012 National Park Service fee-free dates are now available.
    • Many of California’s state parks are currently sitting on the budget chopping block. Fortunately, the National Park Service will help keep three of them open.
    • This weekend, there will be an overnight backpacking trip at southeast Arkansas’s Cane Creek State Park.
    • There will be a star party at east Oklahoma’s Greenleaf State Park.
    • Craving fall foliage? Arkansas updates are here. Oklahoma info is here.
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