Day 1 – National Trails Symposium in Little Rock

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Charlie here, reporting after the first full day  at the National Trails Symposium in Little Rock AR. This event happens every two years and is brought to life by the American Trails non-profit.  In 2004, it was in Austin and I co-hosted one of the outdoor workshops.  I’m just here to learn and after four sessions today, I’m sorting through all of the tidbits I picked up.

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I did manage to sneak away during lunch and check out some of the Arkansas River Trail system, including a cool park called the Medical Mile (underwritten by Health organizations) and one of the converted bridges – a railroad bridge built in 1884 and retrofitted for hike/bike use this year.  Pretty cool.  More tidbits as I pull them together, but I’m looking forward to a tour on the trail by bike (about 20 miles) tomorrow afternoon.

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