It’s Waterfall Season—Get Out and Explore!

The say April showers bring May flowers. But all that rain also tends to bring out the best in some of Arkansas’ most beautiful natural features—our waterfalls. Lovely though they may be, it takes a certain kind of person to hit the trail during a downpour or to bushwhack through underbrush to find the falls flowing at full strength. But if you ask someone who does so on the regular—someone like nature photographer Jeff Rose—the ends more than justify the means.

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Lessons From a Walk Across The Country

In 2005, at the age of 23, the writer Guy Choate set out with a childhood friend to walk every step across the country and write a book about the experience. The trip did not go as planned—his friend flew home from Arizona, and Choate hitchhiked a decent portion of the remaining distance—but a dozen years later, he says, he does have a manuscript about the experience. This excerpt, written in the third person, comes from 70 days into the trip, when he and his newly adopted dog were in southern Missouri.

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