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May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Arkansas - Lost Valley Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Julianne Thompson! 

Please note that you MUST get a ticket on Eventbrite for this event. Find tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhar-official-meetup-lost-valley-trail-tickets-61012606348 and use Password GWHAR

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Trail Rating: This is a Yellow hike on the GWH scale
Date: May 26, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Distance: 2 miles
Elevation Gain: 242 ft
Alltrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arkansas/lost-valley-trail
Water required: 2L

Dogs: No
Kids: No
Men: No
Location: GPS coordinates: 36.0101739, -93.3745693

Lost Valley Trail Lost Valley Rd, Kingston, AR 72742

We will meet at the trailhead at 10:00 a.m. After introductions we will hit the trail by 10:15.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups*** 

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks and/or a sack lunch, the recommended 2L of water, and your 10 essentials! 

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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May
27
9:00 AM09:00

Arkansas - Sam's Throne Trail

Join ambassador Lynn Beibers Cox for a hike on Sam's Throne Trail

If you are a registered member, don’t forget to bring your punch card so we can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Date: 5/27/19 Memorial Day
Meeting Time: 9:00 AM
Name: Sam's Throne Trail
Address: Hwy 123 Jasper, AR
GPS: 
Distance: 2.75 mi loop trail
Hours: Approximately 3 hours
Elevation Gain: 331 feet
All Trails Link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arkansas/sams-throne-trail
Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Dogs: yes
Men: yes
Kids: yes
Permits/Passes: Not required
Water: 2 Liters per person

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

The trailhead is in the park near the visitor center 
Meet us at the trailhead by 9:00 AM! We will do introductions then hit the trail no later than 9:15. You should wear hiking boots or protective trail shoes and bring your 10 hiking essentials as well as snacks or a sack lunch.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and we'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Apr
20
1:00 PM13:00

Arkansas - Hunt's Loop Trail

Join ambassador Lynn Beibers Cox for a hike on the Hunt's Loop Trail near Jessieville,, AR

If you are a registered member, don’t forget to bring your punch card so we can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Date: 4/20/19
Meeting Time: 1:00 PM
Name: Hunt's Loop Trail
Address: 11156 N State Hwy 7, Jessieville, AR 71949
GPS: 
Distance: 4.3 miles loop
Hours: Approximately 3 hours
Elevation Gain: 767 feet
All Trails Link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arkansas/hunts-loop-trail
Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Dogs: No
Men: No
Kids: No
Permits/Passes: Not required
Water: 2 Liters per person

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

The trailhead is in the park near the visitor center 
Meet us at the trailhead by 1:00 PM! We will do introductions then hit the trail no later than 1:15. You should wear hiking boots or protective trail shoes and bring your 10 hiking essentials as well as snacks or a sack lunch.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and we'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Arkansas - Book Club Poetry Picnic

GWH book club is a space for us to talk about books, meet new friends, and see what our fellow hiker girls look like in normal clothes! The book club discussion will be led by GWH Ambassador Julianne Thompson.

Our April meet up is in celebration of National Poetry Month! Instead of picking a book of poems, we're going to mix things up a little this month. Every one will come prepared with a poem that speaks to nature, the outdoors, the environment, etc. Bring your dinner or a snack and we will picnic while we read excepts of the poems (or entire poems if short enough) and discuss them. Once you have chosen the poem you would like to share, please post the title and author (and/or a link to the poem if it's online) to the discussion section of this event. 

If you are not sure where to start as far as poems about nature go, just ask and I'll be happy to give you some suggestions! This is meant to be fun not a homework assignment so please don't stress too much about your choice. 

Location: Murphy Park 501 S Pleasant St, Springdale, AR 72764
You can park in the lot next to the Springdale Library or the lot by the youth center.
Time: 6:00 pm 

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As with all GWH events, please sign the GWH waiver before attending.
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Arkansas - Book Club

**UPDATED WITH NEW BOOK!**

GWH book club is a space for us to talk about books, meet new friends, and see what our fellow hiker girls look like in normal clothes! The book club discussion will be led by GWH Ambassador Julianne Thompson.

Our March book is "Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail" by Suzanne Roberts

Here is the link to the book on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Almost-Somewhere-Twenty-Eight-Trail-Outdoor/dp/0803240120/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2VMSB4Q2WUKUM&keywords=almost+somewhere+suzanne+roberts&qid=1551190667&s=books&sprefix=Almost+Somewhere%2Cstripbooks%2C168&sr=1-1

It is also available at the Springdale Public Library and on Hoopla as an audiobook:
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11965392

We will meet in the evening have some coffee or brews and talk about the book we've read. (Non-book talk is allowed too!) 

Location: Mama Carmen's,Espresso Cafe 2850 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703
Time: 6:00 pm

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As with all GWH events, please sign the GWH waiver before attending.
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Arkansas - Falls Branch Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Julianne Thompson! 

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Trail Rating: This is a Green hike on the GWH scale
Date: March 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Distance: 2 miles
Elevation Gain: 213 ft
Alltrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arkansas/falls-branch-trail
Water required: 2L

Dogs: Yes
Kids: No
Men: No
Location: Falls Branch Trail at Lake Catherin State Park, 34°25'53.1"N 92°54'49.2"W

We will meet at the trailhead at 1:00 p.m. After introductions we will hit the trail by 1:15.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups*** 

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks , the recommended 2L of water, and your 10 essentials! Please be plan your footwear and gear accordingly.

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Feb
26
11:00 AM11:00

Arkansas - Devil's Den Trail

Join ambassador Lynn Beibers Cox for a hike on the Devil’s Den Trail at Devil’s Den State Park.

If you are a registered member, don’t forget to bring your punch card so we can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Date: 3/23/19
Meeting Time: 11:00 AM
Name: Devil’s Den Trail
Address: 11333 West Arkansas Hwy. 74
West Fork, AR 72774
GPS: 35.781333, -94.249583
Distance: 1 1/2 miles loop
Hours: Approximately 2 hours
Elevation Gain: 157 feet
All Trails Link: 
Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Dogs: OK (bring water)
Men: No
Kids: No
Permits/Passes: Not required
Water: 2 Liters per person

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

The trailhead is in the park near the visitor center 
Meet us at the trailhead by 11:00 AM! We will do introductions then hit the trail no later than 11:15. You should wear hiking boots or protective trail shoes and bring your 10 hiking essentials as well as snacks or a sack lunch.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and we'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Arkansas - February Book Club

GWH book club is a space for us to talk about books, meet new friends, and see what our fellow hiker girls look like in normal clothes! The book club discussion will be led by GWH Ambassador Julianne Thompson.

Our February book is "Desert Solitaire" by Edward Abbey

Here is the link to the book on amazon, but of course you can get it wherever you choose including audible, etc: https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B01IA9AOLM&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_7LFpCb33ZJ5TD&tag=juliannegray-20

We will meet in the evening have some coffee or brews and talk about the book we've read. (Non-book talk is allowed too!) 

Location: The Holler, 801 SE 8th St, Bentonville, AR 72712
Time: 6:00 pm

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As with all GWH events, please sign the GWH waiver before attending.
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Arkansas - Huckleberry Trail Hike

Join ambassador Lynn Beibers Cox for a hike on the Huckleberry Trail at Woolly Hollow State Park.

If you are a registered member, don’t forget to bring your punch card so we can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Date: 2/10/19
Meeting Time: 11:00 AM
Name: Huckleberry Trail
Address: 82 Woolly Hollow Road
Greenbrier, AR 72058
GPS: 35.287280868647, -92.28663682937
Distance: 3 1/2 miles loop
Hours: Approximately 3 hours
Elevation Gain: 321 feet
All Trails Link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arkansas/huckleberry-trail
Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Dogs: OK (bring water)
Men: OK
Kids: OK
Permits/Passes: Not required
Water: 2 Liters per person

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

The trailhead is in the park past the visitor center and picnic area.
Meet us at the trailhead by 11:00 AM! We will do introductions then hit the trail no later than 11:15. You should wear hiking boots or protective trail shoes and bring your 10 hiking essentials as well as snacks or a sack lunch.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and we'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Arkansas - Mt. Nebo Bench Trail

Join ambassador Lynn Beibers Cox for a hike on the Bench Trail at Mt Nebo State Park.

If you are a registered member, don’t forget to bring your punch card so we can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Date: 1/19/9
Meeting Time: 10:00 AM
Name: Mt Nebo Bench Trail
Address: 16728 West State Hwy. 155
Dardanelle, AR 72834
GPS: 35.224367, -93.2491
Distance: 4 Mile Loop
Hours: Approximately 3 hours
Elevation Gain: 367 feet
All Trails Link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arkansas/bench-road-trail
Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Dogs: OK (bring water)
Men: OK
Kids: OK
Permits/Passes: Not required
Water: 2 Liters per person

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

The trailhead is on the left side of the road on Hwy 155 right before you enter the park. There is a parking lot at the trailhead. 
Meet us at the trailhead by 10:00 AM! We will do introductions then hit the trail no later than 10:15. You should wear hiking boots or protective trail shoes and bring your 10 hiking essentials as well as snacks or a sack lunch.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and we'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

Arkansas - First Day Hike

Join ambassadors Kaci Elizabeth Stringer and Julianne Thompson for a First Day Hike!

If you are a registered member, don’t forget to bring your punch card so we can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Date: 1/01/19
Meeting Time: 10:00 AM
Name: Bench Rock Nature Trail
Address: Indian Creek Public Use Area Garfield, AR, 72732
GPS: 36.419966, -93.889078
Distance: 1.4 Mile Loop
Hours: Approximately 2 Hours
Elevation Gain: 101 Feet
Rating: Yellow -Moderate
Dogs: OK
Men: OK
Kids: OK
Permits/Passes: Not required
Water: 2 Liters per person

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

The trailhead is on the right side of the road. Be on the look out for a small bridge next to the road that leads to the trailhead. Parking is available either right before this bridge, on the left side of the road, or at the end of the road in Indian Creek Public Park.
Meet us at the trailhead by 10:00 AM! We will do introductions then hit the trail no later than 10:15. You should wear hiking boots or protective trail shoes and bring your 10 hiking essentials as well as snacks or a sack lunch.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and we'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Dec
29
3:00 PM15:00

Arkansas - Bentonville Brewing Company Meet & Greet

Let's make a toast & mingle in the new year with a beer! This meet up is hosted by GWHAR ambassador Kaci Elizabeth Stringer and is meant for all members to meet and network off trail together.

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here:https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I’ll update the event description if anything changes.

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Dec
16
10:30 AM10:30

Arkansas - Hiking for the Holidays

Event sponsored by REI and 52 Hike Challenge. We will be giving away a gift card at the event! You must get a FREE ticket via Event Brite to be entered in the giveaway. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhar-official-meet-up-optoutside-tickets-52230597122 

Join ambassadors Julianne Thompson & Kaci Elizabeth Stringer!

If you are a registered member, don’t forget to bring your punch card so we can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Date: 12-16-2018
Meeting Time: 10:30 AM
Name: Lake Atalanta from Poplar Street Trailhead
Address: 405 E Poplar St. Rogers, AR 72756
GPS: 36.330618, -94.113192
Distance: 3.3 Mile Loop
Hours: Approximately 2 Hours & 30 Minutes
Elevation Gain: 272 Feet
Rating: Green -Easy
Dogs: OK
Men: OK
Kids: OK
Permits/Passes: You must get a FREE ticket via Eventbrite.
Water: 2 Liters per person

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Arkansas - Hiking for the Holidays

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassadors Julianne Thompson and Kaci Stringer! 

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: See if this works: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Trail Rating: This is a yellow hike on the GWH scale
Date: December 15
Time: 10:00 AM
Distance: 5 miles
Elevation Gain: 508 ft
Alltrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arkansas/eagle-view-loop-trail
Water required: 3L

Dogs: Yes
Kids: No 
Men: No
Location: 10394 N Jackson Hwy, Lincoln, AR 72744

We will meet in the parking lot at 10:00 a.m. After introductions we will hit the trail by 10:15.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups*** 

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks and/or a sack lunch, the recommended 3L of water, and your 10 essentials!

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Arkansas - Book Club

GWH book club is a space for us to talk about books, meet new friends, and see what our fellow hiker girls look like in normal clothes! The book club discussion will be led by GWH Ambassador Julianne Thompson.

Our November book is "Tracks: One Woman's Journey Across 1,700 Miles of Australian Outback" by Robyn Davidson

Here is the link to the book on amazon, but of course you can get it wherever you choose including audible, etc: https://www.amazon.com/Tracks-Womans-Journey-Australian-Outback-ebook/dp/B00F0ZBUF4

We will meet in the evening have some coffee or brews and talk about the book we've read. (Non-book talk is allowed too!) 

Location: Bike Rack Brewing Company in Springdale, 205 E Johnson Avenue Springdale, Arkansas
Time: 6:00 pm

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As with all GWH events, please sign the GWH waiver before attending.
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Nov
23
9:30 AM09:30

Arkansas - Opt Outside Meet Up

Skip the stores this year and #OptOutside with GWHAR AmbassadorsJulianne Thompson & Kaci Elizabeth Stringer! We'll have some breakfast treats and coffee for everyone!

If you are a registered member, don’t forget to bring your punch card so we can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Date: 11-23-2018
Meeting Time: 9:30 AM
Name: Lake Atalanta from Poplar Street Trailhead
Address: 405 E Poplar St. Rogers, AR 72756
GPS: 36.330618, -94.113192
Distance: 3.3 Mile Loop
Hours: Approximately 2 Hours & 30 Minutes
Elevation Gain: 272 Feet
Rating: Green -Easy
Dogs: OK
Men: OK
Kids: OK
Permits/Passes: Not required
Water: 2 Liters per person

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

Meet us at the trailhead by 9:30 AM! We will do introductions then hit the trail no later than 9:45. You should wear hiking boots or protective trail shoes and bring your 10 hiking essentials as well as snacks or a sack lunch.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and we'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Arkansas - Devil's Den Yellow Rock Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Julianne Thompson! Join me for National Take a Hike Day and bring the whole family!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: See if this works: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Trail Rating: This is a yellow hike on the GWH scale
Date: November 17
Time: 10:00 AM
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation Gain: 511 ft
Alltrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/arkansas/yellow-rock-trail
Water required: 3L

Dogs: Yes
Kids: Yes 
Men: Yes
Location: Devil's Den State Park 354655 AR-74, West Fork, AR 72774

We will meet in the parking lot at 10:00 a.m. After introductions we will hit the trail by 10:15.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups*** 

Please note that a waiver must be signed for every family member attending, parents may sign for minor children.

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks and/or a sack lunch, the recommended 3L of water, and your 10 essentials!

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Arkansas - Book Club

GWH book club is a space for us to talk about books, meet new friends, and see what our fellow hiker girls look like in normal clothes! The book club discussion will be led by GWH Ambassador Julianne Thompson.

Our October book is "Grandma Gatewood's Walk" by Ben Montgomery

Here is the link to the book on amazon, but of course you can get it wherever you choose including audible, etc: https://www.amazon.com/Grandma-Gatewoods-Walk-Inspiring-Appalachian-ebook/dp/B00IQY2Q0O

We will meet in the evening have some coffee or tea and talk about the book we've read. (Non-book talk is allowed too!) 

Location: Iron Horse Coffee Company, 220 S 1st St, Rogers, AR 72756
Time: 6:00 pm

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As with all GWH events, please sign the GWH waiver before attending.
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Arkansas - Pinnacle Rock Valley & East Quarry Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Julianne Thompson!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/pro…/gwh-new-member-kit

Trail Rating: This is a yellow hike on the GWH scale
We will take the Rock Valley Trail and also hike the East Quarry spur
Date: October 13
Time: 10:00 AM
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation Gain: 505 ft
Alltrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arkansas/rocky-valley-trail-east-quarry-spur
Water required: 3L

Dogs: Yes
Kids: No 
Men: No
Location: Pinnacle Mountain State Park 11901 Pinnacle Valley Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223

We will meet at the Visitor's Center at 10:00 a.m. After introductions we will hit the trail by 10:15.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups*** 

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks, the recommended 3L of water, and your 10 essentials!

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Oct
7
1:00 PM13:00

Arkansas - Whitaker Point to Hawksbill Crag

This Meet Up is led by GWHAR Ambassador Kaci Stringer!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Whitaker Point Trail
GPS: 35.8983° N, 93.4580° W
Trail Rating: Yellow -Easy/Moderate
Date: October 7th, 2018
Time: 1:00PM
Distance: 5.8 miles RT
Elevation Gain: 413 feet
Water Required: 2L
Dogs: Ok
Permits / Passes: Not required
Kids: No
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

Meet me at the trailhead by 1:00PM! We will start introductions then hit the trail no later than 1:15PM.

**Please Note** THIS IS A HIGH BLUFF AREA. You must hike along the bluff to complete this route. The trail offers gorgeous views of the Buffalo National River and beautiful Fall foliage. 

Hiking boots or trail shoes are required. You should bring at least 2L of water, food/snacks and your 10 essentials.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I’ll update the event description if anything changes!

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Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Arkansas - Book Club

GWH book club is a space for us to talk about books, meet new friends, and see what our fellow hiker girls look like in normal clothes! The book club discussion will be led by GWH Ambassador Julianne Thompson.

If you are a registered member of GWH and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Our September book is "Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart" by Carrot Quinn

Here is the link to the book on amazon, but of course you can get it wherever you choose including audible, etc: https://www.amazon.com/Thru-Hiking-Will-Break-Your-Heart-ebook/dp/B00W4RICAM

We will meet in the evening have some coffee or tea and talk about the book we've read. (Non-book talk is allowed too!) 

Location: Onyx Coffee Lab-Springdale, 7058 W. Sunset Ave. 
Springdale, AR 72762
Time: 6:00 pm

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As with all GWH events, please sign the GWH waiver before attending.
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Sep
8
8:00 AM08:00

Arkansas - Pinnacle Rock Valley East Quarry Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Julianne Thompson!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/pro…/gwh-new-member-kit

Trail Rating: This is a yellow hike on the GWH scale
We will take the Rock Valley Trail and also hike the East Quarry spur
Date: September 8
Time: 9:00 AM
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation Gain: 505 ft
Alltrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arkansas/rocky-valley-trail-east-quarry-spur
Water required: 3L

Dogs: Yes
Kids: No
Men: No
Location: Pinnacle Mountain State Park 11901 Pinnacle Valley Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223

We will meet at the Visitor's Center at 9:00 a.m. After introductions we will hit the trail by 9:15.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups*** 

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks, the recommended 3L of water, and your 10 essentials!

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Aug
24
9:00 AM09:00

Arkansas - Fitzgerald Mountain Trails

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Julianne Thompson!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/pro…/gwh-new-member-kit

Trail Rating: This is a yellow hike on the GWH scale
We will cover parts of the Butterfield Trail, Coyote Cave Trail and Fitzgerald Trail
Date: August 24
Time: 9:00 AM
Distance: 3 miles
Location: Fitzgerald Trails at Bayyari Park 2300 Deer Valley St, Springdale, AR 72764
Dogs: No
Kids: No
Men: No

We will meet at the picnic pavilion at 9:00 a.m. After introductions we will hit the trail by 9:15.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups*** 

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks, plenty of water, and your 10 essentials

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Arkansas - Book Club

GWH book club is a space for us to talk about books, meet new friends, and see what our fellow hiker girls look like in normal clothes! The book club discussion will be led by GWH Ambassador Julianne Thompson.

Our August book is "Swimming to Antarctica" by Lynne Cox

Here is the link to the book on amazon, but of course you can get it wherever you choose including audible, etc: https://www.amazon.com/Swimming-Antarctica-Long-Distance-Swimmer-Awards-ebook/dp/B002NXORCE

We will meet in the evening have some coffee or tea and talk about the book we've read. (Non-book talk is allowed too!) 

Location: Puritan Coffee & Beer, 3959 N Steele Blvd Fayetteville, AR 72703
Time: 6:00 pm

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As with all GWH events, please sign the GWH waiver before attending.
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Aug
12
4:00 PM16:00

Arkansas - Nature Bingo

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Kaci Stringer! 

Trail Rating: Yellow
Date: August 12th
Meeting Time: 4:00PM
Distance: 2.2 Miles
Hours: 2 Hours
Location: Tanyard Creek Waterfall Trail, Bella Vista, AR 72715
GPS: 36° 28' 42.24" N -94° 15' 9.00" W
Dogs: Ok
Permits / Passes: Not required
Kids: No
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver 

Meet me at the trailhead by 4:00PM. We will start introductions then hit the trail no later than 4:15PM. We will be playing Nature Bingo scavenger hunt style all throughout our hike. I will have prizes at the end. This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We will be hiking as a group so no one will be left behind or forgotten. If you are bringing a friend, make sure she has a signed waiver on file.

Hiking boots or trail shoes are required. You should bring at least 2L of water, snacks and your 10 essentials. Bring extra socks and clothing just in case.

Please see the pinned post below for further information or any changes that may occur.

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Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Arkansas - Mystic Caverns

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Kaci Stringer! 
The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!

Trail Rating: Green –Easy with stairs
Date: July 7th
Meeting Time: 10:00AM
Distance: N/A
Hours: 1.5 hour long tour
Location: Mystic Caverns 341 Caverns Dr. Harrison, AR 72601
GPS: 36.119598, -93.126682
Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: $14.99 + tax if 12 or more go. $16.99 + tax otherwise.
Kids: No
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver 

Meet me at 10am in the Mystic Caverns gift shop. We will purchase our tickets there as a group. There is no need to purchase tickets a head of time. We will take the estimated 1.5 hour long tour of BOTH Mystic Cavern and Crystal Dome. It is recommend that you wear closed toe shoes. Both caves have stairs that are sometimes damp and wet. Cave temperatures average 59 degrees so you may want to bring a light jacket. If you wish, bring a lunch and we may to use the picnic area after our tour.

Please see the pinned post for further information or any changes that may occur.

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Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Arkansas - Crystal Bridge

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Julianne Thompson!
The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!

Trail Rating: This is a green hike on the GWH scale – 
Tulip Tree Trail + Crystal Springs Trail
Date: June 16
Time: 8:00 AM
Distance: 1 mile
Location: Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art, 600 Museum Way Bentonville, AR 72712
Dogs: No
Kids: Yes
Men: Yes

We will meet at the South Entrance of the Museum at 8:00. After introductions we will hit the trail by 8:15.

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups*** Parents can sign a waiver for their minor child(ren).
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

We will be starting on these two short trails and then it's up to the group whether we explore more of the trails on the grounds or venture inside for a gallery stroll (it is free to visit the permanent collections)! There is a coffee bar and a restaurant inside of the museum if anyone is interested. 

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks, water, and your 10 essentials

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Arkansas - Book Club

Hi Ladies!! 

My name is Julianne, and I’m an ambassador for Girls Who Hike AR.

After such a good response to the introduction of a GWH book club in our chapter I am excited to announce that we are ready to get this going!

This will be a space for us to talk about books, meet new friends, and see what our fellow hiker girls look like in normal clothes! The book club discussion will be led by GWH Ambassador Julianne Thompson.

Our June book is Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis

I checked the local libraries and Springdale is the only one that has a copy. Here is the link to the book on amazon, but of course you can get it wherever you choose including audible, etc: https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Woods-Memoir-Aspen-Matis/dp/0062291076

We will meet in the evening have some food and/or drinks (they have a soda fountain for anyone not wanting alcoholic beverages) and talk about the book we've read. (Non-book talk is allowed too!) 

Location: The Odd Soul in Springdale, AR
Time: 6:00 pm
Parking: Limited parking on Emma, but there is plenty of parking available behind The Odd Soul. You can get to this lot from Main or Johnson St. 


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As with all GWH events, please sign the GWH waiver before attending.
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Arkansas - Lake Leatherwood

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Julianne Thompson! 
All attendees will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike starts.
Lake Leatherwood Beacham Trail
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
3.5 mile loop
321 Foot Elevation Gain

Meet at the Beacham trail trailhead at 8:45 a.m. 
Yellow GWH Trail Rating

***In order to attend an official meetup, you MUST have a signed Liability Waiver on file. Please see the Group Rules for details/link to sign. It takes 60 seconds to complete and one waiver clears you for all meetups!***

This is a family friendly event so feel free to bring the entire family! Please note that a waiver must be signed for anyone who attends. Parents can sign waivers for minor children.

Bring water and a snack/picnic lunch.

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Mar
11
11:30 AM11:30

Arkansas - Tyler Bend Trails

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Kaci Stringer!

All attendees will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike starts.
3/11/2018
Tyler Bend Trails
170 Ranger Road, St Joe, AR 72675
4 Mile Loop
300 FT Elevation Gain
Yellow GWH Trail Rating

Meet me at Tyler Bend Visitor Center by 11:15am. We will start introductions then hit the trail no later than 11:30am!

In order to attend an official meetup, you MUST have a signed Liability Waiver on file. It takes 60 seconds to complete and one waiver clears you for all meetups!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMIlT2K4Yovi_X_NJrhlsRKBy9yqedBS1C4dmSsguyV8vLmw/viewform?c=0&w=1

**Please Note** THIS IS A HIGH BLUFF AREA. You must hike along the bluff to complete this route. NO children on this hike due to high, dangerous bluff area.
We will be hiking a combination of trails to complete an approximate 4 mile loop. These trails offer a variety of views along the beautiful Buffalo National River.

Since these trails are within the National Park Service boundaries, no pets are allowed. If you are bringing a friend make sure they have a signed waiver on file.

It has been said that GPS will not take you directly to the Visitor Center. Look at a map before traveling to make sure you do not miss your turn off Highway 65 onto Searcy 241 Highway. If you’re coming from the North and you pass Silver Hill Float Service, you’ve gone too far. If you’re coming from the South you WILL pass Silver Hill Float Service and your turn will be just ahead on the left.

Trail shoes or hiking boots are a must and it’s recommended you bring a sack lunch and/or snacks.

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