The highly anticipated second edition of theBuffalo River Handbook, written by Kenneth L. Smith, updates and expands the first edition initially published in 2004. The new edition includes the recently completed 28-mile segment of the Buffalo River Trail from U.S. Hwy 65 (Grinder’s Ferry) to AR Hwy 14 (Dillard’s Ferry) along the Buffalo National River in north Arkansas. Updates and revisions throughout the book describe the current setting with respect to campsite information and amenities, status of historic structures, and geologic conditions of the river and trails.
Ken Smith—conservationist, park planner, and the designer and construction supervisor of most of the eighty miles of the Buffalo River Trail—brings to light in this edition his discerning engineer’s intellect, his photographer’s eye, his love for the outdoors as well as the people and land of the Ozarks and the Buffalo National River, and his passion for the protection and active exploration of our natural resources. An inductee into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame in 2017 for his conservation efforts, Smith offers a three-part guide to the river, complete with maps, diagrams and photographs: insights on geology, wildlife, plants, Native Americans, pioneers, and the history of the development of the Buffalo River as the first National river; a detailed guide describing the entire 146-mile length of the river itself; and a guide for over 150 miles of hiking trails. TheBuffalo River Handbook, 2nd edition, is a comprehensive reference encyclopedia, a trail and float guide, and a cultural history of the area of north Arkansas that encompasses the Buffalo River—a jewel in the crown of undammed, free-flowing rivers in Arkansas and the nation.
Ouachita Trail Guide
This updated guide (new 5th edition - published May 2016)contains ten maps, elevation profiles and complete walking descriptions of this 223-mile trail - the longest hiking trail in the region (it runs from Talimena State Park in Oklahoma to Pinnacle Mountain State Park near Little Rock). It contains all the information that you need to have a safe and enjoyable hike. The Ouachita Trail has been improving over the years, and Tim Ernst details all of it, including the new trail shelters that have been built. It also pinpoints, on the maps and in the text, all of the reliable water sources along the trail, which are of extreme importance. The foreword was written by Ouachita Trail guru and famed outdoorsman Jim Rawlins. This guidebook is a must for anyone hiking the Ouachita Trail-don't hit the trail without it!This guidebook was produced in cooperation with the Friends of The Ouachita Trail (FoOT) and the U.S. Forest Service.
136 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Plastic laminated cover and notch bound for durability