Ouachita and Ozark National Forest

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kingofthehill

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What area do you usually go to in the Ouachitas?
Breifly to the Mena area, but that trip got cut short by a massive rain storm. I ran part of the K-Trail in the ouachitas and I have been to the part of the ouachitas around Broken Bow. Everytime I have been there I have seen a ton of trails to run that I didn't have time to do. When I was in the Ozarks I had a few trails marked on my maps that were supposed to be open (according to forest service website) and I kept hitting gates and closed signs. I was in the area surrounding White Rock mountain.
 

William M. W.

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Great thread! Ive been to both forests. I think I like the Ouachitas better so far. Planning on going up to camp over memorial day weekend in the Ouachita national forest.
Oh yeah!! Ouachita is one of my favorite places in all of the central US! I wish I lived closer to there. I could spend a full year out there and still not see it all.

My dad ended up building a camping spot into the hill side in there. We later came back and capped the spring right next to it to make it run out of a pipe for constant fresh water at camp!
 

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I don't know how I didn't see this until now, because I searched for Ouchita several times. Then again, I've been spelling it without the "a" so there's my problem. Anyway, I just created a Rally Point for mid June if anyone wants to join. I have a route planned, but it's lose and subject to change. We're going from Broken Bow to the Buffalo River.
keep us posted on the meet up in June
 
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Wandering Yeti

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I don't know how I didn't see this until now, because I searched for Ouchita several times. Then again, I've been spelling it without the "a" so there's my problem. Anyway, I just created a Rally Point for mid June if anyone wants to join. I have a route planned, but it's lose and subject to change. We're going from Broken Bow to the Buffalo River.
I just saw a post about that. I am very interested, I just have to make sure work doesn’t get in the way.
 

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Breifly to the Mena area, but that trip got cut short by a massive rain storm. I ran part of the K-Trail in the ouachitas and I have been to the part of the ouachitas around Broken Bow. Everytime I have been there I have seen a ton of trails to run that I didn't have time to do. When I was in the Ozarks I had a few trails marked on my maps that were supposed to be open (according to forest service website) and I kept hitting gates and closed signs. I was in the area surrounding White Rock mountain.
would you happen to have a .gpx file of the K trail? I have been trying to find it but no luck.
 

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Love those areas. They're pretty much my go to spots since I live east of Dallas. Doesn't take long to get up there. I ran the Clayton trail a while back when It still connected to the Ktrail. Went back out there a few month ago and where they are putting in the new Wind Farm they bulldozed the trail intersection and pushed a big pile of felled trees over onto the Clayton to block access to the K Trail. Still haven't figured out who to contact about that, doesn't seem right.
 
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