Ouachita Trail

The Ouachita National Scenic Trail is a 223 mile pathway that winds its way through the Ouachita (pronounced wa-she-ta) mountains of Oklahoma and Arkansas. Relatively little-known outside of the US long distance hiking community, it is a non-motorized single track … Continue reading

PNT – Stage 6 – Bonners Ferry to Waterton Lake

Distance:  225 miles (362 km) Time:  8.5 days  (8/8/11 – 8/16/11) Avg. Miles per day:  26.5 miles (42.6 km) Total Miles:  1184 miles (1905.1 km) Highlights: Polebridge Mercantile:  My second favourite trail bakery in the USA after the undisputed champion, Stehekin, WA. … Continue reading

PNT – Stage 5 – Northport to Bonners Ferry

Distance:  149 miles (239.7 km) Time:  6 days  (8/2/11 – 8/7/11)……..includes rest day in Northport. Avg. Miles per day:  24.8 miles (40 km) Total Miles:  959 miles (1543 km) Highlights: Metaline Falls, WA:  Population 238. Possibly my favourite town on the PNT. Stayed … Continue reading

PNT – Stage 3 – Ross Lake to Bonaparte Lake

Distance:  205 miles (329.8 km) Time:  7 days  (7/21/11 – 7/27/11) Avg. Miles per day:  29.3 miles (47.1 km) Total Miles:  663 miles (1066.8 km) Highlights: The Cascades Revisited:  The final stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail from Harts Pass to Manning Park … Continue reading

PNT – Stage 2 – Port Townsend to Ross Lake

Distance:  226 miles approx. (363.6 km) Time:  8.5 days (7/12/11 – 7/20/11) Daily Average:  26.6 miles (42.8 km) Total Distance:  458 miles (736.9 km) Highlights: Edison Culinary crawl:  Tiny place. I’ve seen bigger towns made of leggo. Nonetheless, in the space … Continue reading

Ouachita Trail Journal

Distance: 223 miles (359 km) Time: 7.5 days (1/28/2012 – 2/4/2012) Daily Average: 29.7 miles (47.8 km) Start: Pinnacle Mtn. State Park Finish: Talimena State Park Highlights: Pinnacle mountain Summit: Funnily enough this spot isn’t even on the official OT, but … Continue reading