When in Doubt, Write

As a child, I thought writing was magic. For real writers, words must flow without effort in finished form, or so I thought. My senior English teacher was Inez Taylor. She was pretty tough but got me excited about writing. I worked particularly hard on a short story...

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Jim Warnock, Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, hiking for beginners

Everything You Need to Know for Day Hiking

[caption id="attachment_4300" align="alignleft" width="300"] Day hikers using their new copy of Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks[/caption] What do I wear? What do I bring? Where should I go, and when? What are the dangers? Will a bear get me? Many questions come to mind when spring temperatures entice you toward the trails....

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Meeting Nimblewill Nomad in the Ouachita Mountains

[caption id="attachment_4039" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jim Warnock and Nimblewill Nomad, both Menasha Ridge authors, meet in the Ouachitas.[/caption] Would I like to schedule a book signing in Northwest Arkansas on October 22 or drive into the Ouachita Mountains and meet Nimblewill Nomad? The answer was easy! Saturday...

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Why Visit the Ozark Mountains? All the Fall Colors!

Why the Ozarks? How about a painter’s palette full of color? The Ozarks display reds, yellows, and a multitude of variations. Color begins with black gum trees changing to brilliant reds in early October and continues to spread through maple, sweet gum and oak. Even poison ivy can...

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Top Reasons to Visit the Ozark Mountains This Fall

While selecting photos for a presentation to the Trailblazers Hiking Club in Fort Smith, Arkansas, I realized the Ozarks could hold their own following the High Sierras of California. The day of the program, photos transitioned smoothly from the John Muir Trail to the Ozarks and the...

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