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
I enjoyed viewing this 21-minute video by my friend, Scott Branyon. It’s a record of his hike from Lake Fort Smith State Park to Woolum. I was proud to be on Scott’s first backpacking trip on the Ozark Highlands Trail (OHT). Recently, I witnessed his completion of the 165-miles.
Completing this trail creates a sense of ownership, so the OHT is now Scott’s trail. Congratulations to my friend on his accomplishment. Hiker-dog enjoyed accompanying Scott on a couple of his trips and hopes to complete her OHT soon.