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    John Michael added drive

    3 months ago

    John Michael reviewed Winding Stairs Trail

    7 months ago

    This trails is very feature packed. Being interested in forest ecology and old growth, I have revisited this area a few times over the past 4 years. I have documented cut trees and radial growth estimates well over 150 years of age on the rugged edges of this trail. In particular, the Shortleaf pine trees on the ridge, before you drop to the creek, are doppled with a few gnarly trees well into maturity and oaks along the steep slopes appear to be about 120 years old at the oldest. With all that said this forest is a sight to behold. It represents a wonderful mixture of stream-edge hardwoods and xeric Shortleaf pine/ Bluestem. The Little Missouri is lined with Sycamores and Wild Hydrangeas that add a tasteful reflection to the waters below. My better-half enjoyed leisurely swimming here, in the heat of the day. I suggest taking this trail as an escape from the devilish summer heat. When you've finished counting growth rings on the stumps cleared for maintenance, head over to Brushheap mountain for a beautiful climb and some stunted oaks. Best of luck!

    John Michael added Webb forest

    7 months ago

    John Michael added Track - Feb 13 05:28 PM

    almost 2 years ago

    John Michael added Nightly hike

    almost 2 years ago

    John Michael reviewed Red River Orange Trail

    over 2 years ago

    John Michael completed Red River Orange Trail

    over 2 years ago

    John Michael saved Stoner Trail

    over 2 years ago

    John Michael added Stevens Road

    over 2 years ago

    John Michael completed Devil's Den Self-Guided Trail

    over 2 years ago

    John Michael completed Devil's Den Trail

    over 2 years ago

    John Michael completed Little Missouri Trail

    over 2 years ago

    John Michael completed Winding Stairs Trail

    over 2 years ago

    John Michael completed Robber's Cave Trail

    over 2 years ago

    John Michael reviewed Sugar Cane Trail

    over 2 years ago

    This trail was fine the two times I have completed. Have not done the back loop which can be seen on topographical maps. The camping at beavers dam is good and is well worth the ten dollars. I would suggest dispersed camping for the adventurers, but it gets hairy with park hosts who are ignorant to the pertinent laws. Don't let that stop you. This place is beautiful and well preserved.

    PS: I met an amazing AT thruhiker here. He was light and interactive :) we will remain friends.

    John Michael completed Sugar Cane Trail

    over 2 years ago

    John Michael added Hometown Heroes

    over 2 years ago

    John Michael added Track - Jun 14 01:10 PM

    over 2 years ago

    John Michael completed Lake Bistineau

    almost 3 years ago

    John Michael followed Kelsie Pritchard

    almost 3 years ago

    John Michael reviewed St. Matthius Church Trail

    almost 4 years ago

    great trail for our area! short drive from Haughton la

    John Michael saved Lake Chicot Loop Trail

    about 4 years ago

    John Michael completed Stoner Trail

    about 4 years ago