2016 SCHEDULE AND SLIDESHOWS

Tuesday, 3/1/16: 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, 3/9/16: 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, 3/13/16: Club Social

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Friday, 3/18/16. 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, 3/22/16: 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. 


3/27 - 3/31/16 March 27-31: Hot Springs

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3/29/2016: Garvan Woodland Gardens

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Wednesday, 3/30/16 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, 4/6/16: 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, 4/12/16: 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, 4/21/16: 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, 4/27/16: 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, 5/3/16: 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, 5/12/16: 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, 5/21/16: 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, 5/25/16. 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 7/16/2016, 6:30 PM

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Ice cream social at Arvest Bank, Bentonville  7/16/16, 6:30 PM

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Ice cream social at Arvest Bank, Bentonville

 

9/8/16 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


9/13/16 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


9/21/16 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


9/ 29/16  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 


10/4/16 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


10/12/16 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


10/20/16 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


10/26/16 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


11/1/16 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


11/1-11/3/16 Jasper Overnight Trip

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11/10/16 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


11/16/16 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 


11/30/16 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


12/6/16 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


12/7/16 Wednesday 

Christmas Party, Bella Vista Country Club

Details to be announced

3/1/16 Blowing Springs

3/9/16 Natural Falls

3/13/16 Club Social

3/18/16 Chinquapin Trail

3/22/16 Lincoln Lake

3/27/16-3/30/16 Hot Springs

3/29/16  Garvan Woodland Gardens

4/6/16 Bench Loop Trail

4/12/16 Boxley Historical Hike

A day in the Boxley/Ponca/Upper Buffalo area.

4/21/16 Devil’s Den

A day at Devil’s Den State Park

4/27/16 Lake Ft. Smith

A day on the Ozark Highland Trail

5/3/16 Mt. Sequoyah

5/12/16 Pigeon Roost Trail

Hobbs State Park

5/21/16 White Rock

7/16/16 Ice Cream Social