august 2018 hike: petit jean state park.

this past spring a new outdoors store opened in cooper-young, and pretty soon after they announced a monthly hiking group. the timing was perfect, as i was tiring of planning a hike each month, so after conference wrapped i headed down to grivet to get some details and sign myself up.

i met kim who is in charge of organizing the hikes, and we had a great chat about her plans for the hiking group. the best parts i heard were that she would drive to and from the hikes and that there would be donuts; i was sold after that.

grivet’s first hike was in august to petit jean state park in arkansas. ten of us – eleven including kim – met at grivet on a sunday morning and hit the road to the park. upon arrival we hiked the rock house cave trail, stuffed our faces in the lodge, and then hit the cedar falls trail to check out the waterfall.

it was an awesome day. the scenery was great, the company was fun, and i was able to spend the bus ride alternating between sleeping, reading, and listening to podcasts. it was a pretty spectacular sunday funday, and i am already signed up for grivet’s next two hike offerings.

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learning about arkansas’ first state park. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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turtle rocks. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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through the woods we go. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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this one was my favorite. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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crossing creeks. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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views from the lodge. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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alex crosses the scary bridge. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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and on and on we walk. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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alex and ryan make sure we don’t step in the poop. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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cedar falls trail. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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petit jean state park. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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ryan surveys the grounds. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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checking out the cave. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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alex looking at the turtle rocks. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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with my alex-girl. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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in my happy place. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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waterfall! morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.
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pretty proud of ourselves. morrilton, arkansas. august 2018.

i’ve written a post for the ilovememphis blog about grivet’s hiking club and my initial impressions, which i will link to as soon as it gets published.

xx

5 thoughts on “august 2018 hike: petit jean state park.

      1. veena says:

        Thanks! I am really excited — I went to grad school in LR and never hiked Pinnacle, so I am looking forward to finally making it happen. Be on the lookout for a post about it in the next few weeks.

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