Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Trails Along the Buffalo

I have been so privileged to have a visit from my little sis from Canada.
She does not like the cruel Manitoba winters,
and loves to escape to the warmer climate we have in Arkansas.
She and her husband have done far more exploring of the area than I have,
and they are introducing me to one of their loves -
the walking trails along the Buffalo National River.

Since they are seasoned hikers who often cover 10 - 15 miles a day,
they weren't sure how much I could keep up with them,
...so they took me to the easier trails that were close by.

This trail at Gilbert, Arkansas made use of a former railroad track,
and runs quite flat alongside the river.

It has excellent views from bluff tops...

...and is great for horseback riders as well.

Spring wild flowers were beginning to bloom, ...

and the hillsides were a verdant green.
This was the only spot we covered in our three mile walk
where the railroad bridge had been taken out,

 and therefore involved hiking through a bit of a valley.

Our hike along one of the Tyler Bend trails was
 a bit more difficult,
and required more exertion to climb the steeper hills... 

...but the views at the top were worth it!
And in case you are wondering,
I was not as brave as my brother-in-law,
and did not get anywhere near this close to the edge!

We ended our hike at an old settlement.
This is my sis sitting on the cistern.

Thanks to the harsh Canadian winters,
I get to have time with my sis!
What a great way to spend it,
hiking the trails along the Buffalo National River!

As beautiful as the Buffalo River is,
there is a river that I know will be even more awesome!
It's the "River of Life" spoken of in Revelation 22.
(Click on the highlighted link to read about it!)

To see my most recent post of the Names of God on Rocks, click HERE!


pattisjarrett said...

I think I would like hiking. You have beautiful scenery there. How nice to get to visit with your sister, too. I don't blame her for seeking a milder locale in winter!

Annesphamily said...

I love the terrific photos you share and the time well spent with your sister and her hubby. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Lola said...

Love the post – great pics of you and your family!

Have a great Alphabe-Thursday,

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful photography and a lovely visit with your Sis ~ great post for T ~ ^_^

Tracy Cook said...

Superb photos

Debra @ Homespun said...

AH what a fun time! I enjoyed going along with you! :)

Sandy said...

Such a beautiful spot for hiking and
spending time with your sister is
the best!
thanks for your visit and sweet
happy April

Laura Hodges Poole said...

Gorgeous photos! I felt like I was along for the hike. I really enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing. (Visiting from Faith Filled Friday linkup.)

NatureFootstep said...

what a beautiful nature and scenery. :)

Jenny said...

These seem like some Tremendous Trails To Travel on...

Terrific photographs for a Terrific post...

Thanks for linking.