Here are my top five posts in no particular order based on views for 2017. Following these five are my personal favorites for 2017, posts that were particularly rewarding to write or that reflect on an experience I enjoyed on the trail.
In 2012 when I first started this blog, I had no idea that it would provide such enjoyment and learning. Thank you for reading and letting me share my love of the trails! Pass OzarkMountainHiker.com along to others who love the outdoors.
Ouachita Trail’s First 51 at the (Im)Perfect Time
Walking Toward Authenticity: Nimblewill Nomad
Hiker-Dog’s Adoption Trail
Exploring Arkansas Features the Marinoni Scenic Area
Completing Our Goals in the Ozarks
When in Doubt, Write
A Special Guest on My Home Trail
Evening Walk in the Marinoni
Chuck in the Marinoni Scenic Area
It’s always an honor to post on the Menasha Ridge Press Blog. Below is a post about sharing the Marinoni Scenic Area with Chuck Dovish of Exploring Arkansas, a program from the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN). The Marinoni broadcast is scheduled for August 2nd at 6:30 p.m. All episodes are loaded to YouTube for future reference.
Hiking the Marinoni Scenic Area with Exploring Arkansas
Below is an email I sent Chuck following our trip. It reflects my thoughts about the value of what he does. He has an authentic love for the natural areas of our state and helps us all celebrate their discovery and preservation. Chuck#2 was what we called the videographer during our hike.
Chuck’s episode about the Lake Alma Trail begins 7 min. and 15 seconds into this Youtube link.
We posed for a quick photo after completing the day of hiking and filming.