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The TrailBlazers Hiking Club is a group based in Fort Smith, Arkansas, dedicated to enjoying the outdoors in the Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains of western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. THCFS schedules several hikes a month, some long and some short, some difficult and some more laid-back. Some of us have hiked for years and some just started, but we all enjoy the outdoors. If this describes you and you're in the area, you're welcome in our group!

Upcoming Hikes

Friday, Apr 17 - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 - Buffalo Lodge Weekend
Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015 - Waterfall hike
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - Spring Finale at Devils Den State Park

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Hike Report

2015-04-11 Mt Kessler
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Twenty-eight TrailBlazers led by Becky had a beautiful day to drive up to Fayetteville to once again hike the Mt. Kessler Greenways Trail and enjoy a pizza lunch prepared for us by our gracious host, Frank Sharp. Spring has really sprung with greenery, flowering trees, and wildflowers everywhere.

Before we left for the hike Frank told us that more land has been acquired for the greenways and hopefully more money can be raised in the future to expand this wonderful project. We started out on the Rock City Trail where there are lots of towering boulders forming a passageway. As we climbed higher we caught glimpses of lovely views through the budding trees. We then trekked the Eggbeater trail to loop back. When we returned, we assembled our own pizzas with all kinds of toppings and then lined up for Frank to bake 2 at a time for one minute in his 900 degree oven. The pizzas were great and were washed down with lemonade and chased with great oatmeal raisin nut cookies! Eating in a neat outdoor setting we were surrounded by red buds, dogwood, and lilacs. What a treat makes a great break from P and J sandwiches! Our host accepted donations to be used for the greenways and fed us a great lunch!

We had a neat day. Next weekend 29 of us are shuffling off to the Buffalo!



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