Category Archives: Hiking

How to Make Walking Fun and Interesting?

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Walking can be interesting Here in Bella Vista, Arkansas we see people walking all the time.  They walk around Lake Bella Vista, they walk the numerous walking trails and paths, they walk their dogs, they walk in groups, and where … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Hiking Backpack

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Hiking Backpacks If you are a hiker, one thing to get right is your backpack. Size of Backpack You need to consider the right size for you.  One way to figure this out is to measure the vertical distance from your … Continue reading

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Start Fitness Cycling!

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What You Need to Know Before Taking Up Cycling Are you thinking of taking up biking as a hobby or perhaps a means of exercise?  Maybe you are ditching the car or public transportation and taking up bike riding as … Continue reading

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Dealing with Snakes on the Trail

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Watch out for those trail loving snakes! Summer is here and naturally, you want to be outside enjoying the beautiful nature around us here in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas.  Hikers, walkers, and bikers are out in force.  Kayaks and … Continue reading

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Surviving the Dog Days of Summer

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How to Survive the Hot Weather We have reached that time of the summer.  Yes, those hot days often referred to as the “Dog Days of Summer”.  See the Wikipedia definition here. Some days it is miserable both outdoors and … Continue reading

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The Best Hiking Poles and Why You Need Them?

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Wait!  What are Hiking Poles? Maybe you have seen the hikers around the trails and paths of Bella Vista and you certainly have seen pictures of hikers climbing hills and going down woodland paths holding poles in each hand.  These … Continue reading

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All About Elaine

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  In The Beginning   Well where do I start when I’m talking about myself. First, let me introduce myself, my name is Elaine Smith and I have two great grown kids that I live with, plus my beautiful granddaughter … Continue reading

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So TAKE A HIKE!

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I know you have probably heard this phrase before. TAKE A HIKE! Maybe it was said in a mean or sarcastic way.  But the truth is.  TAKING A HIKE  IS very good for you. Especially hiking in a natural setting like … Continue reading

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