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A hot meal

A hot meal

Cold water challenge!

Cold water challenge!

Enjoying Lake Anna

Enjoying Lake Anna

Fishing Lake Anna in the Trinity Alps high country

Fishing Lake Anna in the Trinity Alps high country

SmartWool drying in the wind. (In the tune of “dust in the wind”)

SmartWool drying in the wind. (In the tune of “dust in the wind”)

Diamond Lake in California’s Trinity Alps

The Trinity Alps in Northern California are a little-known pocket of big-time wilderness. From redwood and evergreen forests to mountain meadows to alpine lakes, the remote and rugged Trinities offer a challenge and reward for hikers and backpackers of any level.

Diamond Lake in California’s Trinity Alps

The Trinity Alps in Northern California are a little-known pocket of big-time wilderness. From redwood and evergreen forests to mountain meadows to alpine lakes, the remote and rugged Trinities offer a challenge and reward for hikers and backpackers of any level.

Me and the little man taking an evening hike in SoCal

Me and the little man taking an evening hike in SoCal

SoCal high country

SoCal high country

A cold day on the Norfork River in Arkansas.

A cold day on the Norfork River in Arkansas.

Nice haul for Christmas!

Nice haul for Christmas!

Hand-caught crawfish dinner

Hand-caught crawfish dinner

I feel like there’s someone looking over my shoulder…

I feel like there’s someone looking over my shoulder…

19” Rainbow from the Lower Illinois River in Oklahoma caught on a size 18 zebra midge

19” Rainbow from the Lower Illinois River in Oklahoma caught on a size 18 zebra midge

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Backpacking the Butterfield Loop near Devil’s Den State Park in Arkansas

A 15 mile trail that begins in the State Park, but spends most of its mileage in National Forest. With tons of springs, creeks, bluffs, and old homesteads, this is a fantastic way to get a feel for the Ozarks in a short two day trip.