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FALL 2016

Sept. 8 Thursday, Slaughter Pen Trails
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Bentonville (Easy, Moderate 2-3 miles)
Meet at 9:00 a.m., Bark Park
Lunch at Gusano's in Bella Vista

Sept. 13 Tuesday, Cambridge Park Trails
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Rogers (Easy 3 miles)
Meet at 9:00 a.m at Cambridge park (approx. ⅓ mile N. of 37th & Olive)
Lunch at Red Robin in Rogers

Sept. 21 Wednesday, Lake Fayetteville
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Fayetteville (Easy 3-5 miles)
Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Harp's in Bella Vista, upper level parking area.
Drive to Veteran’s Memorial Park
Lunch at Golden Corral in Fayetteville

Sept. 29 Thursday, Blowing Springs
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Bella Vista (Moderate, 3 miles)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the parking lot outside of the gate at Blowing Springs Park
Lunch at El Pueblito in Bella Vista

Oct. 4  Tuesday, Crystal Bridges trails
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Bentonville (Easy, 3 miles)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Crystal Bridges Parking area at “J” Street entrance
Lunch at Peddler's Pub in Bentonville

Oct. 12  Wednesday, Fossil Flats trail
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Devil's Den State Park (Moderate, 4 miles)
Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Harp's in Bella Vista, upper level parking area.
Car pool to Devils Den Visitor’s Center.                                                                                        Bring a sack lunch to eat in the park

Oct. 20 Thursday, Roaring River State Park
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South of Cassville, Missouri (Moderate, some climbing, 3 miles)
Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Harp's in Bella Vista, upper level parking area
Bring a sack lunch to eat in the park

Oct. 26 Wednesday, Sweden Creek Falls Natural Area
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South of Kingston, AR (Easy, moderate & small amt. difficult, 2-3 miles)
Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Harp's in Bella Vista, upper level parking area
Bring a sack lunch to eat in the park

Nov. 1 Tuesday, Tanyard Creek
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Bella Vista ( Easy, 2.2 miles)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the picnic area parking lot
Lunch at Papa Mike’s

Nov 1-3 Jasper Overnight Trip
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Nov. 10 Thursday, Bashore Trail
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Hobbs State Park, (Easy, Moderate, 2.5 miles)
Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Harp's in Bella Vista, upper level parking area
Lunch at JJ's Restaurant at Prairie Creek Marina

Nov. 16 Wednesday, Branchwood Trail
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Bella Vista (Easy, 2-3 miles with additional hike)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. Branchwood Recreation Center in Bella Vista

Nov. 30 Wednesday, White Rock Mountain Recreation Area
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Near Winslow, AR (Easy 3+ miles with added hikes likely)
Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Harp's in Bella Vista, upper level parking area
Bring a sack lunch to eat in the park

Dec. 6 Tuesday, Miner's Rock Trail, Lake Leatherwood
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Eureka Springs (Easy, Moderate, 3.5 miles)
Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Harp's in Bella Vista, upper level parking area
Lunch at Myrtie Mae's in Eureka Springs

December 7, 2016, Wednesday 
Christmas Party, Bella Vista Country Club
Details to be announced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING 2016
The hikes on April 12, 21, and 27 are all-day hikes. Hikers will have a choice to either bring a sack lunch and hike again after lunch, or just hike in the morning.

Tuesday, March 1: Blowing Springs:
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U.S 71 in Bella Vista, turn East on Mercy way. Go straight through 4 way stop.
Meet at Blowing Springs parking lot at 9:00 AM.
Hike various trails. 2-3 miles. Easy & Moderate. 
Lunch: Gusano’s Pizza, Bella Vista

Wednesday, March 9: Natural Falls (OK):
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Depart Harp’s upper parking area at 8:30 AM
Drive: to Natural Falls Park (9 miles West of Siloam Springs, AR).
Hike multiple trails, 2-4 miles easy to moderate (Siloam Springs area). 
Lunch: Back Forty Restaurant, Siloam Springs, AR.

Sunday, March 13: Club Social
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Friday, March 18. Chinquapin Trail:  (S. Missouri).
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Depart Harp’s upper parking area at 8:30 AM.
Drive: Take U.S. 71 N. to Pineville.
Hike loop trail, 4 miles, easy.
Lunch: Papa Mike’s, Bella Vista

Tuesday, March 22: Lincoln Lake
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Depart Harp's upper parking area at 8:30 AM
Drive: to Lincoln, AR (19.6 miles), then north to the dam. 
Hike 4 miles various trails, easy to moderate.
Lunch: Golden Coral, Fayetteville.

March 27-31:  Hot Springs
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March 29: Garvan Woodland Gardens
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Wednesday, March 30: Slaughter Pen
Canceled
Meet at the Dog Park near the restrooms at 9:00 AM.  Hike along the creek and Armadillo trails.
Hike 3 miles.
Lunch: Hook, Line and Bar-be-Que, Bella Vista

Wednesday, April 6:  Bench Loop Trail
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Depart Harp's upper parking area at 8:30 AM
Drive: to the Bath House at Lake Leatherwood
Hike 3 miles, some climbing…moderate. 
Lunch: Myrtie Mae’s, Eureka Springs.

Tuesday, April 12:  Boxley Historical Hike…A day in the Boxley/Ponca/Upper Buffalo area:
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Depart Harp’s upper parking area at 8:00 AM
Drive: to Elk Visitor Center in Ponca.   
Hike various easy to moderate hikes.
Lunch: Bring sack lunch for all day hikers.

Thursday, April 21:  Devil’s Den, A day at Devil’s Den State Park (#1 Park in NW Arkansas):  
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Depart Harp’s upper parking area at 8:00 AM
Drive: to Devil's Den Visitor Center
Various hikes from easy to moderate w/some small difficult).
Lunch: Bring sack lunch & eat in the park.

Wednesday, April 27: Lake Ft. Smith, A day on the Ozark Highland Trail: 
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Depart Harp’s upper parking area at 8:00 AM.  Drive: to Lake Ft Smith Visitor Center
Hike moderate spur from park to Ozark Highland rail. 5-6 miles.
Lunch: Bring sack lunch & eat on the trail.

Tuesday, May 3: Mt. Sequoyah (Fayetteville area):
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Depart Harp’s upper parking area at 8:30 AM
Drive: to Happy Hollow Rd. & Cliffs Blvd.
Hike various trails 3-4 miles, easy/moderate.
Lunch: AQ Chicken House, Fayetteville.

Thursday, May 12: Pigeon Roost Trail (Hobbs State Park):  
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Depart Harp’s upper parking area at 8:30 AM
Drive: to Hobbs Visitor Center
Hike 4.1 miles moderate with gradual climbing.
Lunch: Sam’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Rogers.

Saturday, May 21: White Rock:
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Depart Harp’s upper parking lot at 7:00 AM. Carpool to White Rock area (over 2 hours from Bella Vista). Hike the White Rock rim trail, easy 2 miles with many stops to look at the beautiful scenery. Hiking at Shores Lake will be added for those interested: 1, 2, or more miles.
Lunch to be announced.

Wednesday, May 25. Beacham Trail around Lake Leatherwood:    
Canceled
Depart Harp’s upper parking area at 8:30 AM
Drive: to the Bath House at Lake Leatherwood
Hike 4 miles, most easy, some moderate. (Wildflower walk).
Lunch: Angler’s grill, Eureka Springs

Saturday July 16, 6:30 PM
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Ice cream social at Arvest Bank, Bentonville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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