Note: Another Great reason to hike in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas… You can hit the trails and relive Baseball spring training history following in the footsteps of Cy Young and Babe Ruth.
Like the beautiful blooms in the spring Forest I am luring you to my blog today with the nectar of Wildflowers and Butterflies. As always I had a wonderful hike because I prepare before I head into the Forest. Information about weather or being sure to carry water plus a snack are done to ensure I have a safe and happy hike.
Spring is a glorious time to hike, but like any other activity there can be some dangers easily avoided to ensure you have a safe time. In Arkansas we currently have two warnings due to the lack of cold winter temperatures. I am sharing this information not frighten or dissuade you from hiking, instead it should be viewed as a travel advisory for hikers. The warmer winter temperatures throughout the United States may mean the hiker alerts below are applicable in many states.
Hiker Alert: Hikers please be aware the very short winter has caused a rise in rabies cases in Arkansas. Nocturnal creatures moving about in the daylight hours should be avoided and any strange activity reported. http://www.4029tv.com/r/30858715/detail.html In Arkansas there have been 54 confirmed rabies cases, just in the first four months of the year, compared to 60 total cases in 2011. Most have been skunks, bats and one cow. Report Rabies 1-501-262-2091
Hiker Alert: This is why I always recommend wearing boots when you are hiking… Flip Flops and sneakers are not enough protection! Snakes are back in Arkansas; tips for bite victims and more http://www.todaysthv.com/news/article/205488/2/Snakes-are-back-in-Arkansas-tips-for-bite-victims-and-more
Love to ALL!
Another gorgeous body of art….Love the wildflowers and skinks…also glad you are putting up alerts as a lot of writings only have the beautiful stuff; and its important for hikers to be alert and prevent easily preventable tragedies. Love ur LH Rick x0x0