Despite a rainy forecast, twenty-six TrailBlazers headed to the Ozark National Forest to hike Roundtop Mountain and Alum Cove. 

Eighteen TrailBlazers had a long weekend at Hells Creek Lodge in Mountain View, AR. The large, rustic three-level house sitting on a hill turned out to be beautiful, comfortable accommodations for our group.  There was also a safe room that despite the storms on Friday evening we did not have to use. 

 

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.