Twenty two hikers and three canines started out from the Visitor Center at Lake Fort Smith with cool temperatures and a brisk wind.

The hunt for the elusive pictographs!

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.