About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!



  • Tag: ‘Arkansas’



    Hot Springs National Park ~Hot Springs, AR

    Monday, January 12th, 2015

    I was a little uncertain of this park when I realized how close to Hot Springs it was.

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    It ended up having a really nice campground with nice trails though and you really could not tell that you were close to the city.

    Backpacker.com recommends the Sunset Trail loop but it was too long for our one night stay.

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    We started on the Dead Chief Trail and took a few others to make a loop.

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    We got to listen to a nice waterfall all night from our campsite.

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    It really is a beautiful setting for a campground.

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    I would recommend staying here if you like to be close to town while camping or if you were just using it as a stop while traveling(like we did).

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    I did not want to leave until the sunrise was done.

    It was so beautiful!

    Do you like to camp far away from everything or close to town?

    Earthquake Ridge, Ouachita National Forest ~Day 4

    Friday, November 21st, 2014

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    I got winter weather for my 31st birthday!

    There was frost everywhere and snow/sleet coming down.

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    You could barely tell it was snowing and it was the kind of snow that feels like it is trying to kill you but that did not stop me from dancing a jig.

    And squealing…

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    The boys did not exactly share my enthusiasm.

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    It was so moody and beautiful.

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    tower

    It was freezing and very windy but the boys were still hoping to climb the tower.

    I was not that disappointed to find out that it is only open on the weekends.

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    graveyard

    They have an old graveyard that you can see right off the Talimena Drive.

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    The Earthquake Ridge Complex Trail system is located right outside of Mena.

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    They have a lot of different trails.

    The Orchard Trail is nice and easy and less then a mile.

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    We went into Mena to get lunch and then did another short hike.

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    markers

    They seem to be a little worried that you might lose the trail…

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    building

    The boys decided to build a bridge.

    Because obviously they needed a bridge to cross the creek.

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    Pumpkin pie on my birthday!

    I bought myself cupcakes but I could not wait until my birthday and ate them.

    I thought about buying myself more cupcakes but thought it might be a bit much.

    Black Fork Mountain Trail, Ouachita National Forest ~Day 3

    Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

    After three nights at the non-electric site we moved to one with electricity.

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    It was kind of crazy that we had the whole area to ourselves!

    Have you ever stayed in an empty campground?

    It is odd.

    And a bit creepy.

    But also nice.

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    We did the Black Fork Mountain Trail on our third day.

    It is a pretty difficult trail for about two miles but then you are hiking along a ridge and it has a lot of nice views.

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    windy

    The wind here was crazy!

    It tried to blow us off many times.

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    The boys loved it!

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    This man makes me so happy.

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    30!

    I told Nick to take pictures of me on my last day of being 30.

    For some reason I feel like the day before my birthday is a bigger deal than my actual birthday.

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    We cooked everything on this little stove.

    sticks

    It is nice because it only needs little sticks to burn.

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    I went down to the creek near the campground to take pictures.

    And skip rocks…

    Is it odd that I felt like it was a great day before my birthday because I successfully skipped multiple rocks?

    I was pretty excited.

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    I am usually a horrible rock skipper.

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    This tree was begging for a photo shoot.

    This kid cracks me up.

    He was humming and swinging his hips the whole time…

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