Marijuana Leaf Hat Found In The Ouachita National Forest

I found this Marijuana Leaf Hat while hiking deep in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I’m not saying that the person that lost this hat was growing marijuana, but it did put me on high alert for the possibility. I debated with myself if I should share this photo with everyone because I didn’t want to… Read More »

Balloon Release Bad For Environment?

I am surprised that we still have schools here in Arkansas that will conduct a balloon release sometime during the year. I know that there are debates in reference to the impact balloons have on wildlife and the environment. For the past 3 years I have been hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I have been… Read More »

Steve Creek Outdoors Turns 10

Wow! I can’t believe I started this blog 10 years ago this past January. I actually started blogging April of 2006, but I didn’t start here at until January of 2007. Back then I wanted a way to show my family and friends why I loved being outdoors all the time. After awhile I noticed other people… Read More »

Broken and Twisted Pine Tree

I’m not sure if this broken, twisted pine tree was because of a tornado or from straight-line winds. We had a tornado come through this area of the Ouachita National Forest back in 2013. This tornado caused a lot of damage to several miles of National Forest. It came within a 1 / 2 mile of my place.… Read More »

Early Signs of Spring In the Ouachitas

I am seeing some early signs of Spring here in Arkansas. The past couple of weeks here in the Ouachitas has felt like spring. A few days ago we reached 80 degrees, which I think broke a record here in Arkansas. The average February temperatures in Arkansas are usually highs in the 50’s and lows in the 30’s.… Read More »