Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Ouachita Trail Adventure Mile marker approx 188 - 192 (Lake Sylvia to Hwy 9)
Well last weekend it was time for another trail adventure on the Ouachita Trail (OT), this adventure would take me from Lake Sylvia to the Hwy 9 trail head. The distance was around 5 miles out and back. I didn't really know what to expect going into this run/hike, but was looking forward to it. The trail started off going uphill on a gradual slope towards the Nancy Shelter. Most of the trail was bench cut with the "valley/creek" below you. The trail was very clear to follow and well marked. It was not that rocky and only had a couple of trees down on it. The first 2.5 miles were uphill and then you dropped back down towards Hwy 9. The views of the creek were great. There were no sweeping vista views for this hike, but still it was nice to be on the trail.