2014 Schedule & Spring Slideshows

3/6/14 Country Club Golf Course

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Meet at the Trail-head Parking lot at Blowing Springs at 9:30 am.

Lunch at Gusano’s 


3/12/14 Big Sugar Creek State Park

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3.1 miles 

Meet at Harp’s upper lot at 9:00 am.

20 mile drive 

Lunch at El Pueblito 


3/15/14 Kickoff Social Party

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at Village Insurance 

at 6:00 pm 

For more details, click here. 


3/18/14 Roaring River State Park

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Eagle’s Nest 2.5 miles and Deer Leap .5 mile Trails. 

Meet at Harp’s upper lot at 9:00 am.

37 Mile drive 

Lunch at Lodge 


3/29/14 Lake Lincoln 

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Eagle View 3 mile 

Piney Loop 4 miles 

Meet at Harp’s upper lot at 8:00 am 

50 mile drive 

Lunch at Gabrieles Friday, April 4


4/4/14 Mt. Kessler Reserve Trails

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8.5 miles total divided into 5 loops 

Meet at Harp’s upper lot at 8:00 am 

50 mile drive 

Lunch cooked for us Wood-fired Pizza made by Frank Sharp 


4/8 and 4/9/14 Jasper

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Tuesday, Wednesday overnight at Jasper 


4/16/14 Withrow Springs

Trails 4 miles

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Meet at Harp’s upper lot at 8:00 am

56 mile drive

Lunch in Huntsville


4/22/14 Earth Day

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Park’s Spring Cleaning the Park and 

Hiking 3 miles 

Meet at Harp’s upper lot at 9:00 am

10 mile drive 

Lunch on Bentonville Square 


4/26/14 Pigeon’s Roost 

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4.2 or 8.4 miles 

Meet at Harp’s upper lot at 8:00 am 

35 mile drive

Lunch at Sam’s Diner


5/1/14 Hobbs State Park War Eagle Trail 

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4 miles 

Meet at Harp’s upper lot at 8:00 am

36 mile drive 

Lunch at Catfish John’s


5/6/14 Devil’s Den Fossil Flats 

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4 to 6 miles 

Meet at Harp’s upper lot at 8:00 am

60 mile drive 

Lunch at Catfish Hole #3


5/10/14 Lake Leatherwood

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3 to 7 miles 

Meet at Harp’s upper lot at 8:00 am

41 mile drive 

Lunch in Eureka Springs 


5/21/14 Natural Falls 

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4 miles 

Meet at Harp’s upper lot at 8:00 am 

36 mile drive Lunch in Siloam Springs 


5/21/14 Slaughter Pen Bike Trail 

3 to 6 miles 

Meet at Dog Park in Bentonville at 8:00 am 

5 mile drive 

Lunch in Bentonville 


8/23/14 Ice Cream Social 

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6 P.M.

Tiree Park, Bella Vista


9/9/14 Compton Gardens/Crystal Bridges 

Multiple Trails/paths 

8:30 at Bella Vista Harp's upper lot

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Meet at Compton Gardens (312 N. Main, Bentonville) at 8:30am.

Lunch on square


9/17/14 Black Bass Lake

Eureka Springs

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Meet at Harp’s (Bella Vista) upper parking lot at 8:30am

Carpool to Eureka Springs (Oil Springs Road). Parking is a bit limited. Hike around lake and upper ridge trail. Easy to moderate hike (1 ½-2 hours. Approx. 2-3 miles total).

Lunch at Mrytie Mae’s


9/20/14 Reunion of former members

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Reunion of former members, including current members, Village Insurance, Bella Vista. 2 PM


9/26/14 Indian Bluff Trail/ Dogwood Overlook Trail

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Meet at Harp’s (Bella Vista) upper parking lot at 8:30am

Carpool to Indian Creek Road near Beaver Lake. This is near Indian Creek Campground. There is no fee for parking or hiking. Hike Indian Bluff Trail (1.3 miles. 45 minutes, easy). Then drive to Beaver Dam overlook to hike the Dogwood Overlook Trail (2 mile loop, approx. 1 hour, moderate). 

Lunch at Angler’s Grill, 14581 U.S. 62 (Near intersection of Highway 62 & 187).


9/30/14 Life on the White River

before Beaver Lake program. 

Village Insurance, Bella Vista, 7 PM. 


10/1/14 Roaring River State Park 

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Fire Tower Trail, 3.75 miles/ 2 hours

Meet at Harp’s upper parking lot at 8:30 am; 39 miles/53 min drive. 

Lunch at the Roaring River Restaurant.


10/11/14 Lake Sequoyah

Canceled

Rookery Trail, 4 miles, down & back, moderate

Meet at Harp’s upper parking lot at 8:30 am; 37 miles/50 min drive. 

Lunch in Fayetteville. 


10/14/14 Lake Leatherwood 

Mulladay Hollow and Overlook Trails

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Meet at Harp’s upper parking lot at 8:30 am; 42 miles, 55 min. drive. 

Lunch at the Balcony Restaurant, Basin Park hotel in Eureka Springs. 


10/24/14 Lake Ft. Smith State

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Meet at Harp’s upper parking lot at 8:30 am;

Park area, Warren Hollow Trail, 1 mile


Artist Point Trail. 1 mile trail (2 miles round trip) behind the gift shop.

This trail is a constant decline from the spectacular overlook into typical dense Arkansas forest with a waterfall (assuming adequate rain). The hike out is uphill but not rugged. 

(Hopefully fall colors will be peaking). 

Meet at Harp’s upper parking lot at 8:00 am. 

63 miles/1 hr, 15 min drive.

Lunch at Grandma’s House Café, Winslow, Old 71 Highway. (Charge cards not accepted).


10/27 & 10/28/14 Mountain View Overnight Trip. 

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Call Dora for more information.


10/28/14 Slaughter Pen.

Hike for those not going to Mt View 

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Meet at Harp’s upper parking lot at 8:30 am. 


11/1/14  Fayetteville Urban Hike. 

Wilson Park, Historic Downtown Walk, & Confederate Cemetery. 

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Meet at Harps upper parking in Bella Vista at 8:30 am. 

38 miles/55 min drive. 

Lunch in downtown Fayetteville.


11/6/14  Mt. Kessler trail

Fayetteville

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Hike various loops (up to 8.5 miles).

Meet at Harp’s upper parking at 8:30 am.

38 miles, 55 minute drive. 1725 Smokehouse Road, Fayetteville. 

Lunch at Frank Sharp’s Smokehouse.


11/14/14 Hunt Park & Lake Springdale

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Meet at Harps upper parking lot at 9:00 am. 

Lunch in Springdale. 


11/19/14 Hobbs State Park: Ozark Plateau and Van Winkle. Prairie Creek

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Meet at Harps upper parking lot at 9:00 am; 

30 miles/45 min drive 

Lunch at Tony C’s Italian Garden Restaurant, Highway 12, Rogers.


12/2/14 Blowing Springs

North loop, upper & lower, 3.5 miles.

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Meet at Blowing Springs first parking lot on right (South) side of road at 8:30 am.

Lunch at Gusano’s Bella Vista 


12/9/14 Christmas Party 

at the Country Club.

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Details!

Cocktails at 5 PM, dinner at 6 PM. 


Select photos from above Events to see all

3/6/14 Country Club Golf Course

3/12/14 Big Sugar Creek State Park

3/15/14 Kickoff Social Party

3/18/14 Roaring River State Park

3/29/14 Lake Lincoln

4/4/14 Mt. Kessler Reserve Trails

4/8 and 4/9/14 Jasper Trip

4/16/14 Withrow Springs

4/22/14 Earth Day

4/26/14 Pigeon’s Roost

5/1/14 War Eagle Trail

Hobbs State Park

5/6/14 Devil’s Den Fossil Flats

5/10/14 Lake Leatherwood

5/21/14 Natural Falls

8/23/14 Ice Cream Social