July 20, 2017

Take A Hike — Petit Jean and Mt. Nebo with Jan Badovinac and The Drips

  By Jan Badovinac | Photography by Jan Badovinac Our women’s hiking group, H2O, is blessed to live in an area where there is a wealth of day-hike options, but, once a year, we do it big and plan a weekend hike that turns us into trail warriors by day; pajama partiers by night. Our Read More

Take A Hike — Alum’s Cove and Sam’s Throne

    By Jan Badovinac Whenever our out-of-state  friends or family members prepare for their first visit to Arkansas, there’s usually a fair amount of good-natured ribbing about Ozark stereotypes. However, as I sit barefoot on the old couch in my front yard, alternating between puffs on my corncob pipe and swigs of moonshine (kidding!) Read More

Three Visits to Cloudland — The Day I Lost My Dad and Found a Wondrous Sense of Peace

  By Jan Badovinac | Photos courtesy of Jan Badovinac and Tim Ernst One cannot live in the northwest quadrant of Arkansas and not hike one of its most photographed locations: Hawksbill Crag. One also cannot live in the northwest quadrant of Arkansas and not be familiar with nature photographer and author Tim Ernst. Tim Read More

Take a Hike! Pedestal Rocks with Jan Badovinac and The Drips

By Jan Badovinac “If Mama ain’t hiking, ain’t nobody happy.” It’s a slight variation of the original saying, but for those of us whose souls and spirits are rejuvenated after a day on the trails, truer words were never spoken. Several years ago, some like-minded girlfriends and I decided we should be more purposeful about Read More