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’



    Parkin Archeological State Park~Parkin, AR

    Thursday, June 1st, 2017

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    I was not sure if this place would be a hit or not but then they showed us the weapons…

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    They showed an educational video and let you play with the weapons at the end.

    Smart move.

    Bribery is always wise.

    Ha

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    This was the spot of a huge American Indian Village that they think was visited by Hernando de Soto in 1541.

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    Brave move giving all of my kids weapons.

    I stayed back to “document” better.

    Or to not get maimed…

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    My kids with blow guns?

    Sure.

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    Wonder Woman in training.

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    I love walking around historic sites and trying to picture what it used to look like.

    The mound is where the chiefs house stood.

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    There is an old school house there from when a mining town was here.

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    Such a fun and interesting stop.

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

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    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.