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Sunset on Lake Maumelle, Arkansas.

A Walk in the Woods

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Come to the woods for here is rest.  -John Muir

 

You can walk the entire 220 mile trail by following blue blazes on trees and rocks.
You can walk the entire 220 mile trail by following blue blazes on trees and rocks.

The Trail stretches across Arkansas from near Little Rock westward to Oklahoma.  I walked a section last week.

Here are images from my trek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two slanted blazes warn of a turn in the trail.  In this case, a hard left.

Typical footpath on trail.

Typical footpath on trail.

 

 

Campsite on small pond.  My green tent (center) blends in with foliage.
Campsite on small pond. My green tent (center) blends in with foliage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My loaded pack weighs about 25 pounds including tent, food, etc.
My loaded pack weighs about 25 pounds including tent, food, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campsite: tent in background, cooking stove in front.
Campsite: tent in background, cooking stove in front.

I go to the woods to renew my soul, visit with my Creator, and learn from nature.  I always come back with more focus and insight on the next leg of my life journey.

Sunset on Lake Maumelle, Arkansas.
Sunset on Lake Maumelle, Arkansas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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