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Illinois Bayou Hike Sat. Nov. 28th CANCELLED

Beginning at 7:00 P.M. (Tuesday) Dec. 1st at Doc Bryan Lecture Hall on the campus of Arkansas Tech University, a slide program will feature a brand new presentation titled: A Rare Quality of Light: 40 Years of Wilderness Photography from Tim Ernst's new coffee table picture book. Ark Tech Parks and Recreation Dept., TAKAHIK and Monfee Medical Clinic will sponsor the event.  There will be a large selection of picture books, guidebooks, 2016 Arkansas scenic wall calendars, engagement calendars and Black Mat Prints, just in time for Christmas, available before and after the program and all at special sale prices.  There will also be a question and answer session at the end of the slide movie. Refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to the public.

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  As of 11/21/15:

476 Hikes

  8370 Hikers

2077 Miles  

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Visits since April 1999

Last Update November 27, 2015

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  TAKAHIK (Pronounced "take-a-hike")

See Organization Video: Length: 1:44 min

   Danny and Brenda Hale and their friends, Steve and Becky Hern, had been tossing around the idea about starting a local hiking club for several years. They were finally convinced to do so, during a slide-show presented by Tim Ernst and William McNamara, a nature photographer/hiking enthusiast and a nature painter respectively, when a sign-up sheet was  signed by over 50 people expressing an interest in such a club.

    Being encouraged by the response, an organizational meeting was held on January 26, 1999 in Russellville.  A large crowd attended and after discussing some of the goals, projects and benefits of a club,  TAKAHIK  River Valley Hikers, was officially organized. 

     Meetings are held each month which include various programs on clothing, equipment, hiking trails, literature and books available, trail maintenance,  future and on going projects, videos, trip planning (in and out-of-state) and scheduled hikes for the upcoming month. 

    Meetings and memberships are open to anyone interested in enjoying a part of Arkansas that most never get to enjoy.  Great for families, friends and even your pets.


Officers Jan. 27, 2015- Jan. 26, 2016

President - Danny Hale     Sec./Treasurer - Steve Hern     Membership Coordinator - Mary Ann Rollans

Trail Maintenance Coordinator - Dale Boeh     Events Coordinators - Bill & Gerry Hemmer



Contact Danny Hale:  (479) 968-7922 or 479-886-2625 Cell or Email dlhale@takahik.com


217 Canterbury Circle,  Russellville, AR 72802

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