The rain held off so Sunday afternoon turned out to be perfect- not too warm, not too cool – for sixteen TrailBlazers to hike the Greenwood Trail. 

Just as the weather changes, sometimes so do the best of plans. Today's destination was supposed to be the North Twin Trail at Lake Wedington. However, upon our arrival at the trailhead, we found it to be closed. 

Finally, a beautiful sunny day with no rain so the TrailBlazers could get back on the trails. We were definitely ready to hike after canceling the last two hikes due to rain. Lots of hikers were out and the Centerpoint Trailhead parking lot was packed. Cars were having to park across the street in the overflow lot.

Unfavorable weather caused the cancelation of a few recent hikes. However a quick decision yesterday to plan a local hike for today proved to be a great idea. Word spread quickly through this site, texts, and emails. Seventeen enthusiasts met at the McClure Amphitheater eager to take advantage of another opportunity to get outdoors, visit, and, of course, hike.

Fourteen showed up for the winter trek at Petit Jean. The day started out really chilly but normal for this time of year. After we crossed the creek and started up the mountain, jackets came off.  The breeze and later the cloudy sky kept the temps cool.

I woke up early this morning after listening to the rain during the night and I thought I made a mistake by not canceling the hike. The rain did stop as predicted but it was foggy.

Nineteen Trailblazers weren’t afraid to take a chance on the weather to get in a short hike between rain showers. Clouds loomed, but spirits were high, and all were glad to have another excuse to get outdoors and walk. Our trek began behind Judge Parker’s Courthouse, continuing to Belle Point.  Views of the Poteau and Arkansas Rivers could be enjoyed from the trail.