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A trail way of life

Subscriber onlyFor Elliot Schaefer, one 2,000-mile hike deserves another. Continue reading...

Drift down lazy river

Subscriber onlyWhen tinges of color appear in the trees and mornings turn brisk and refreshing, paddlers who ply the Ozarks' streams begin thinking about a fall foliage float. Continue reading...

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Bentonville students swing shotguns hunter ed finale

Subscriber onlyClay birds flew through the air with the greatest of ease, but didn't get far once a young shooter raised a shotgun and fired. Continue reading...

Study keeps tabs on Beaver Lake catfish

Subscriber onlyThere's more than one way to catch a catfish. Trotlines, limb lines, jug fishing, rod and reel, even catching them by hand, all put old whiskers in the boat or on the bank. Continue reading...

Fall prime Pea Ridge battlefield bike ride

Subscriber onlyBird songs and the gentle hum of tires on pavement have replaced the roar of Civil War cannons at Pea Ridge National Military Park. Continue reading...

Road trip leads to Ozarks springs

Subscriber onlyCrisp weather and the vivid colors of fall are on the horizon. What better time to dig out the atlas and plan a trip to see some of the Ozarks cold, clear-flowing springs. Continue reading...

Anglers cash in on Beaver Lake feeding frenzy

Anglers catch dawn feeding frenzy

Subscriber onlySchool is back in session, and the lesson anglers learn through the summer is first light is prime time to catch black bass busting the surface looking for a meal. Continue reading...

Beaver Lake Cleanup more fun than work

Subscriber onlyThe Beaver Lake Cleanup has been around so long that some of the volunteers who'll show up Saturday weren't on the planet yet when the first cleanup was held. Continue reading...

VIDEO: Cyclists cruise creekside on Blossom Way Trail

Subscriber onlyA neat thing about the Razorback Greenway is you're heading through quiet countryside one minute. The next, you're in the middle of town. Continue reading...

Opening-day doves

Subscriber onlyA hunting trip is a sure-fire way to get kids to jump out of bed at 4 a.m. Continue reading...

Rogers rider tackles 10,000-mile motorcycle challenge

Subscriber onlyA marathon of two-wheeled travel might be the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge that takes riders 10,000 miles around the United States in 12 days. Continue reading...

Rumblin' on the river

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: Paddlers from Arkansas, Missouri and across the United States took part in the annual Great River Rumble canoe and kayak trip. Continue reading...

Photos, Video: Stand-up paddle boards make waves at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyThere's no sitting down on the job when Melody Elliott coaches the technique and reveals the pleasure of gliding across the water on a stand-up paddle board. Continue reading...

Corps 'optimistic' generation problem resolved

Subscriber onlyIf repair of a generator at Beaver Dam has been successful, plenty of cold water is flowing down the White River today, creating better conditions for trout and anglers. Continue reading...

Tepees await cycling campers

Subscriber onlyNo need to pitch a tent when camping along the Razorback Greenway. Continue reading...

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