Pigeon Roost Trail

Date: 11/24/2014
Who: Michelle and myself
Length: about 4 miles
Time: 2 hours
Weather: about 50 degrees, sunny, breezy

Michelle and I are visiting my brother’s family in Arkansas for the week of Thanksgiving. Today, we went for a hike in nearby Hobbs State Park and Conservation Area. The Pigeon Roost trail winds up and down through gentle forest valleys, and provides access to a branch of Beaver Lake.

We saw and heard only a few birds–about a dozen. I was expecting to see more. Perhaps this was a function of the time of year and/or untrained birding senses. The brochure at the visitor’s center stated that this trail was named after a now-extinct passenger pigeon.

The trail is well-marked. Although, it appears that the signage in several locations is set up for hikers going around the loop in a clockwise direction. We hiked counter-clockwise.

After the hike, we had lunch at The Rail in Rogers, Arkansas. I enjoyed the pork shanks and the margherita pizza!

Note, I’m not posting a trail map of this hike yet, because I just learned that Google has changed its maps service. It’ll take me a little time to figure out if I can still use Google maps for this blog.

Chris and Michelle at Hobbs State Park, Arkansas

Chris and Michelle at Hobbs State Park, Arkansas

This hike followed the BLUE line:

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