Holiday Island Hikers plan out season

Friday, September 30, 2011

Holiday Island Hikers plan to hike rain or shine. If the hike leader decides to cancel a hike, a call should be made to Hike Coordinator Connie Stielow at (479) 253-7931, cell at (414) 861-0289.

October-December

schedule

Monday, Oct. 3, Beavertown Bridge, two miles, easy hike. Meet at the recreation center at 10 a.m. The leaders are Darlene and Rick Boeshart, who will host a brat roast after the hike. Darlene will furnish utensils, condiments and nonalcoholic beverages. Hikers should bring a dish to pass plus $2 for meat and buns.

Monday, Oct. 10, Bentonville Crystal Bridges, three miles, easy hike. Meet at the recreation center at 9 a.m. Leaders are Suzanne Williams and Jo Henderson. The hike will include Compton Gardens and the trail to the new art gallery. Hikers will eat on Bentonville Square after the hike.

Monday, Oct. 17, White Rock Rim, two miles, easy hike. Meet at the recreation center at 8 a.m. The leader is Connie Stielow, (479) 253-7931. Bring a picnic lunch to eat on White Rock Rim Overlook after hike. There will also be an optional Sunday, Oct. 16, departure and campout Sunday night.

Monday, Oct. 24, Hogscald, three miles, easy hike. Meet in the Harts Parking Lot in Eureka Springs at 10 a.m. The leaders are Darlene and Rick Boeshart. Lunch is yet to be determined.

Monday, Oct. 31, Halloween On Hawksbill Crag, three miles, moderate hike. Meet in the Harts parking lot in Eureka Springs at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Jan Sloan. Bring a picnic lunch to eat on Hawksbill point.

Monday, Nov. 7, Tanyard Creek in Bella Vista, one-and-a-half miles, easy hike. Meet at the recreation center at 9 a.m. Hike leaders are Ed and Cathy Henson. Lunch will be at Gusano's.

Monday, Nov. 14, Big Sugar Creek, three miles, easy hike. Meet at the recreation center at 9 a.m. Hike leaders are Wally and Joanie Kratzer. This is a brand new hike in southwest Missouri near U.S. Hwy. 71. Leaders will scout out a good place to eat lunch.

Monday, Nov. 21, Pea Ridge, three miles, moderate hike. Meet at the recreation center at 10 a.m. Hike leaders are Bruce and Dana Sue Busch. Lunch will be in downtown Pea Ridge.

Monday, Nov. 29, Indian Rockhouse Loop, three miles, moderate hike. Meet at the recreation center at 8 a.m. Hike leaders are Connie Stielow and Jan Sloan. This is also a brand new hike; bring a picnic lunch to eat in cave. Located at Buffalo Point off Hwy 14.

Monday, Dec. 5, Devil's Kitchen/Roaring River, two miles, moderate hike. Meet at the recreation center at 10 a.m. Hike leader is Connie Stielow. There is also an alternate easy walk along the roadway and river. Lunch will be at Dana Sue and Bruce's home after the hike.

Monday, Dec. 12, downtown Eureka Springs Christmas hike. Meet at the recreation center at 5:30 p.m. Hike leader is to be determined. Dinner will be in Eureka Springs after the hike.

E-mail hihikers@yahoo.com to check updates and send photos.

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