2012 Schedule

2/9/12 CHILI KICK-OFF DINNER

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Metfield Clubhouse 


3/13/12 Crystal Bridges

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5 miles of multiple trails

Hiker's choice of distance

Meet at Compton's Garden parking lot 

at 10 am

Eat on the Bentonville Square


3/24/12 Blowing Springs north and South Trails

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3 or 6 miles of trails

Hiker's choice of distance

Meet at the Park entrance Trail head at 

9:30 am

Eat at Gusano's


2/30/12 Lake Leatherwood in Eureka Springs

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Miner's Rock Trail 3 miles or Twin Knobs & Bench Loop Trails 7 miles

Meet at Harp's at 8:30 am

Distance 41 miles

Eat at Sparky's


4/7/12  Lake Fayetteville

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3 or 5.3 mile of trail

Meet at Harp's at 9 am

Distance 35 miles

Eat at Mermaid's


4/12/12 Buffalo River Area

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Hideout Hollow and Lost Valley or 

Hawksbill Crag 3 miles

Hemmed-in-Hollow from the Centepoint 

Trail head 5.5 miles

Meet at Harp's at 7:30 am

Distance 90 miles

Bring Sack Lunch 


4/17/12  Pigeon Roost - Buffalo River Area 

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4.2 or 8.4 Loops

Meet at Harp's at 8 am

Distance 35 miles

Eat at War Eagle Mill 


4/21/12 Lake Wedington

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3.4 or 6.8 mile trail

Meet at Harp's at 8 am

Distance 47 miles

Eat at Catfish Hole #3


4/22/12 - Earth Day Stroll/Walk at Crystal Bridges

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Meet at 2:00pm

We encourage all of you to bring a friend and join us in this 1st Annual Earth Day Stroll. We are setting a record for most walkers/hikers on the trail at one time. Please invite your friends and come enjoy a beautiful day with Hill 'N Dale Hikers!


4/26/12 Roaring River State Park

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Eagle's Nest 2.5 miles

Fire Tower 5.5 miles

Meet at Harp's at 8 am

Distance 37 miles

Eat in Park Lodge


5/1/12 Crystal Bridges

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5 miles of multiple trails

Hiker's choice of distance 

Meet at Compton's Garden parking 

lot at 8:30 am

Eat on the Bentonville Square


5/6/12 Blowing Springs

North and South Trails

3 or 6 miles

Hiker's choice of distance

Meet at 1:30 pm at first Park 

Trail head


5/11/12 Hobbs State Park

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Bashore Ridge 3.5 miles

Plus Dutton Hollow 7 miles

Meet at Harp's at 8 am

Distance 36 miles

Eat at Genghis Grill


5/12/12 Van Winkle Tour

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Hobbs State Park


5/17/12 Lake Lincoln

Eagle View trail 3 miles

Plus Piney Loop 7 miles

Meet at Harp's at 8 am

Distance 50 miles

Eat at Gaby's Mexican Grill in 

Prairie Grove


5/26/12 Ft. Crowder Bicentennial Park

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4 miles of trail

Meet at Harp's at 8 am

Distance 38 miles

Eat at Sam's Cellar in Neosho


6/1/12 Big Sugar Creek

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3.1 miles of trail

Meet at Harp's at 8 am

Distance 20 miles

Eat at Cooper's Cafe in Anderson


6/8/12 SUMMER FLING at Tanyard Creek Pavilion!

at 5:00pm

There will be a scavenger hunt, and, if you plan to participate, please wear your hiking shoes.

The club will provide hamburgers and veggies burgers, chips, cookies, water, tea and lemonade. We would like to remind you to wear your name tag.

You may bring guests, we will need to know how many you plan to bring. This helps with the food planning.

RSVP by June 7th (Thursday) to Lee Howard at lehairlady@cox.net or 479-685-1925. 


6/30/12 - Blowing Springs' Bench Clean Up

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7:00 -8:00 a.m.

7/27/12 Bench Dedication & Ice Cream Social

at 6:00 p.m

Click here for more information.


10/22 – 10/23/12 Petit Jean State Park 

181 mile drive, which is about 3 hour travel time

We will meet at the Lodge around 4:00 p.m., take a scenic car tour of the park.

We plan on taking the 7 Hollows Trail, which is a 4.5 mile hike and possibly the 3.5 mile Cedar Falls hike.

Please visit www.petitjeanstatepark.com to view the newly renovated Lodge, check the availability and reserve your room for the overnight stay. We hope to have a full house! 

If you would like more information, feel free to contact Jim & Shirley Jacobson at 479-855-3450 or jejacob93@sbcglobal.net


9/20/12 Crystal Bridges Multiple Trails

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Meet on the west side off NE "A"/ 5th St. by the rest rooms

Meet at 8:30 am

Lunch on the Square


9/29/12 Lake Leatherwood Miner's Rock 3 mile Hike

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Meet at Harp's at 8:00 am

35 mile drive

Lunch at Sparkey"s in Eureka Springs


10/2/12 Lake Fayetteville South side and Botanical Garden

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Tour 3 mile hike

Need a 2 week notice to have a guided tour of the gardens, plus $5

Meet at Harp's at 8 am or Veteran's Park at 8:45 am

35 mile drive

Lunch at Jason's Deli


10/11/12 Slaughter Pen Phase III MT. Bike & Parks Spring

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Trails 4.5 mile hike

Meet at Harp's at 8 am or North "C" St. parking lot

6 mile drive

Lunch on Bentonville Square


10/17/12 Roaring River State Park

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Devil's Kitchen Trail 3 mile hike

Meet at Harp's at 8:30 am

37 mile drive

Lunch at the Lodge


10/22 – 10/23/12  Petit Jean State Park overnight

181 mile drive, 3 hour travel time Turn at Morrilton

Meet at 4pm at the Lodge and we'll take a scenic car tour of the Park

When we were there in 2009 we were fogged in and missed them

We plan on taking the 7 Hollows Trail 4.5 mile hike and possibly the 3.5 mile Cedar Falls hike . The Lodge is remodeled and the pics are fabulous on the web site. 

I hope we have a full house


10/27/12 Lake Atalanta Trail 

in Rogers 3.8 mile hike

Meet at Harp's at 8:30 am or at the end of Poplar St. at the trail head

18 mile drive

Lunch at the Genghis Grill


11/1/12 Devil's Den State Park: Fossil Flats 4 mile hike (if no high water)

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Meet at Harp's at 8:30 am

60 mile drive

Lunch at Catfish Hole #3 in Fayetteville


11/9/12 Hobbs State Park: Dutton Hollow 4 mile hike

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Meet at Harp's at 9 am

35 mile drive

Lunch at War Eagle Mill


11/13/12 Slaughter Pen Bike Trail phase II 

3 mile hike

Meet at Harp's at 9 am or East Northhaven by the Kiosk for Angus Chute

5 mile drive

Lunch at Table Mesa


11/27/12 Natural Falls State Park in Oklahoma 

3 mile hike (Must have water)

Meet at Harp"s at 9 am

40 mile drive

Lunch in Siloam Springs


12/4/12 Pea Ridge Park - 3.5 mile hike

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Bring your National Park Passport

We will be exploring some old Federal Trenches left from the Civil War. 

Call about where to meet or come to Harp's at 9 am

30 mile drive

Lunch at Blackhawk Cafe in Pea Ridge

12/7/12 Christmas Party

Details here


12/11/12 Lake Bella Vista/Hidden Springs Trails

3.75 mile hike

Meet at Veteran's Memorial at 9am

Lunch at Gustano's


12/20/12 Blowing Springs North side 

3 mile hike

Meet at Kingsland/Lambeth Parking area at 10 am

Lunch at Metfield's

2/9/12 CHILI KICK-OFF DINNER

3/13/12 - Crystal Bridges

3/24/12 Blowing Springs

North and South Trails

3/30/12 Lake Leatherwood

Eureka Springs

4/7/12 Lake Fayetteville

4/17/12 Pigeon Roost - Buffalo River Area

4/21/12 Lake Wedington

4/22/12 - Earth Day Stroll / Walk at Crystal Bridges

4/26/12 Roaring River State Park

5/1/12 Crystal Bridges

5/11/12 Hobbs State Park

5/12/12 Van Winkle Tour

5/26/12 Fort Crowder Bicentennial Park

6/1/12 Big Sugar Creek

6/30/12 - Blowing Springs' Bench Clean Up