Events at Pinnacle Mountain

Jan 2nd, 2014 | By admin | Category: Entertainment

January 2014

Special Programs

Wednesday, January 1

FIRST DAY HIKES

Happy New Year! Start your New Year’s resolution to get outside, exercise, and connect with nature and community members at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Join Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) for an on-trail hike at the park. Call for location and times of the hike. Dress in warm layers and wear sturdy shoes.  ”First Day Hikes” are part of a nationwide initiative at State Parks all across the country; join hikers in all 50 states and be part of something big! Participants on these hikes will also receive a special gift.

Meeting place: Call for Time and Locations

Admission: Free

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

FIRST DAY HIKE #1

Welcome 2014 with First Day Hikes! This is the first hike of the day and the most difficult. Meet Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) at the West Summit trailhead for a hike on the Base Trail back to the West Summit trailhead. This will be a moderate hike about 3 miles long. Bring water, wear sturdy shoes, and dress for the expected weather.

Meeting place: West Summit Trailhead

Admission: Free

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

FIRST DAY HIKE #2

Welcome 2014 with First Day Hikes! This is hike #2 of the day. The hike is on the Rocky Valley Trail led by Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov). The Rocky Valley Trail and its East Quarry Spur are gorgeous trails and one of the best kept secrets of the park. The length is around 3-miles and the degree is moderately strenuous due to uneven terrain and moderate incline. Wear appropriate shoes and bring water. Start the new year out with a great hike!

Meeting place: Visitor Center

Admission: Free

Saturday, January 4

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

1 pm- 2:30 pm

3 pm- 4:30 pm

EAGLE LAKE CRUISE

Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov) for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold and windy lake weather. Advance payment and registration is required. Contact the parks Visitor Center at (501) 868-5806 to make reservations.

Meeting place: Jolly Rogers Marina

Admission: $12 adults, $6 children 6-12

Sunday, January 5

2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

TO HILL AND BACK

Experience the adventure of a guided hike with Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov) to a nearby peak without a trail to mark the way. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water. This hike will be considered moderately strenuous.

Meeting place: Visitor Center

Admission: Free

Wednesday, January 8

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

WILD WOMEN WEDNESDAY

Join Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) for a 3-mile hike around the Base Trail. This is a moderately strenuous hike and is great for someone who is new to Pinnacle Mountain. Please dress for the expected weather and bring water for hydration. The winter series of ladies’ hikes is offered every Wednesday through March 26, 2014 at 3 p.m. sharp at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

Meeting place: West Summit Trailhead

Admission: Free

Saturday, January 11

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

1 pm- 2:30 pm

3 pm- 4:30 pm

EAGLE LAKE CRUISE

Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) to cruise on Lake Maumelle while seeking wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extreme cold and windy lake weather. Advance payment and registration is required. Contact the parks Visitor Center at (501) 868-5806 to make reservations.

Meeting place: Jolly Rogers Marina

Admission: $12 adults, $6 children 6-12

Sunday, January 12

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

EAST QUARRY HIKING ADVENTURE

Often “overlooked” the East Quarry peak is an interesting area for unique rocks, plants, animals and history, and amazing vista landscapes. Join Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) for a mildly strenuous 2.5 mile hike. Please bring plenty or water and wear sturdy shoes. Binoculars and cameras are welcomed!

Meeting place: Visitor Center

Admission: Free

Wednesday, January 15

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

WILD WOMEN WEDNESDAY

Join Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) for a 3.5-mile hike on the Ouachita Trail (OT). The hike begins at the Ouachita trailhead by the visitor center, heads towards the East Summit trailhead and continues on the East Summit trail stopping at marker #6. The group then doubles back to the starting OT trailhead. The degree is moderate to very strenuous due to uneven terrain and steep incline. Wear appropriate shoes and bring water. Ladies’ hikes are offered every Wednesday through March 26, 2014 at 3 p.m. sharp at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Starting location in the park varies week to week. Contact the park for further information. Meeting place: Visitor Center Admission: Free

Friday, January 17

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

HOME SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Join Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov) for a home school class geared toward children grades 3-6. Themes of the classes will be based on earth and life science topics, often taking the students outside to explore the natural environment. The topic for this week is Native American tools. Pre-registration is required.  20 students will be the maximum for a class.  To register, please call Maryanne Stansbury (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) at (501) 367-0408- leave a message and you will be added on.  A confirmation return call will secure your spot. Meeting place: Visitor Center

Admission: Free

Saturday, January 18

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

1 pm- 2:30 pm

3 pm- 4: 30 pm

EAGLE LAKE CRUISE

Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov) for a boat cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl such as ducks, loons, and grebes. Dress in layers, including hat and gloves, for cold and windy lake weather. Space is limited; advance reservations and payment are required. Contact the parks Visitor Center at (501) 868-5806 to make reservations.

Meeting place: Jolly Roger’s Marina

Admission: $12 adults, $6 children 6-12

Saturday January 18th

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

BIRDS OF PREY

A very special program presented by local licensed wildlife rehabilitator Rodney Paul and friends. Several live birds will be featured such as hawks and owls. Discussion will involve how injured birds are cared for and released back into the wild if possible. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12; children under 6 years are free. Seating is limited to the first 40 guests.  Pre-payment will guarantee your place, please call (501) 868-5806 for reservations.

Meeting place: Visitor Center

Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12, children under 6 are free

Sunday, January 19

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

TO HILL AND BACK

Experience the adventure hike to a nearby peak with Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov) without a trail to mark the way. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water. Moderately strenuous. Meeting place: Visitor Center

Admission: Free

Wednesday, January 22

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

WILD WOMEN

WEDNESDAY

The Rocky Valley Trail is a gorgeous trail and one of the best kept secrets of Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The length is 3 miles and the degree is moderately strenuous due to uneven terrain and moderate incline. Wear appropriate shoes and bring water. The winter series of ladies’ hikes is offered every Wednesday through March 26th, 2014 at 3 p.m. sharp at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, location varies week to week. For more information, contact Maryanne Stansbury (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) at (501) 868-5806.

Meeting place: Visitor Center

Admission: Free

Friday, January 24

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

HOME SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Join Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) home school class geared toward children grades 3-6. Themes of the classes will be based on earth and life science topics, often taking the students outside to explore the natural environment. The topic for this week is eagle migration on Lake Maumelle.  The class will meet at Jolly Roger’s Marina and will take place during a one-hour barge tour of the lake.  Two classes will be offered: 1pm and 2:30pm. Pre-registration and payment is required.  10 students/adults will be the maximum for the barge.  To register, please call the visitor center at (501) 868-5806 payment will be required before the class and will reserve your spot on the barge.

Meeting place: Jolly Rodger’s Marina

Admission: $1 all ages

Saturday, January 25

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

1 pm- 2:30 pm

3 pm- 4:30 pm

EAGLE LAKE CRUISE

Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov) for a boat cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl such as ducks, loons, and grebes. Dress in layers, including hat and gloves, for cold and windy lake weather. Space is limited; advance reservations and payment are required. Contact the parks Visitor Center at (501)868-5806 to make reservations.

Meeting place: Jolly Roger’s Marina

Admission: $12 adults, $6 children 6-12

Sunday, January 26

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

1 pm- 2:30 pm

3 pm- 4:30 pm

EAGLE LAKE CRUISE

Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov) for a boat cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl such as ducks, loons, and grebes. Dress in layers, including hat and gloves, for cold and windy lake weather. Space is limited; advance reservations and payment are required. Contact the parks Visitor Center at (501) 868-5806 to make reservations.

Meeting place: Jolly Rogers Marina

Admission: $12 adults, $6 children 6-12

Wednesday, January 29

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

WILD WOMEN WEDNESDAY

Join Park Interpreter Maryanne for a West Summit hike.  This is a Very strenuous and Very beautiful hike, however not for the beginning hiker.  Remember to dress for the weather, wear sturdy hiking shoes, and bring plenty of water. The Winter series of ladies’ hikes will be offered every Wednesday through March the end of March 2014, at 3 p.m. sharp at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, location in the park varies week to week.

Meeting place: West Summit Trailhead

Admission: Free

Friday, January 31

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

HOME SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Join Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) for a home school class geared toward children grades 3-6. Themes of the classes will be based on earth and life science topics, often taking the students outside to explore the natural environment. The topic for this week is how animals cope with winter.  Be prepared to hike outside for this class, dress appropriately. Pre-registration is required.  20 students will be the maximum for a class.  To register, please call Maryanne Stansbury (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) at (501) 367-0408- leave a message and you will be added on.  A confirmation return call will secure your spot. Join Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) Meeting place: Visitor Center

Admission: Free