Camping at Cimarron

Last night ended in failure. I realized I was still 2 hours away from the Arkansas Headwaters Rec Area. Hopefully my reservation will be refunded. It was starting to get dark, the scenery spectacular, and the roads windy, so I stopped at the first campsite I could find. Cimarron Rec Area, or some shit. $12 a night! Can’t beat that.


First thing’s first. Get loaded

Got the tent set up in record time. My stomach was growling something fierce! Feed me!

Getting the good going started with using my fold up bucket for the first time! So cool…it’s the dumb things that amuse.

Once again, staying with tradition, wine, basmati rice, and Indian food boiled in a bag! Gourmet!



All that while fighting off a biblical plague of insects. The next day, I talked to the rangers and they said it was the insect hatching night. Not sure if they were mocking me or not, but the bugs were voracious! Good thing I font have a pathological fear of anything with more than 4 legs.

I’m sure that’s not the only bug I ate that night.

Ended the night freaking out about the bugs in a drunken stupor and built a nice fire.

My campsite and it’s view during the day.

This dam was just down the road from my campsite. The rangers told me to check it out. Wow. Not something I thought would be back there.


As I was leaving, I saw this guy. He was riding towards the damn while I was tearing down my tent. His name is Rick Arnett…or maybe it was Scott. Either way, the guy is riding cross country. Virginia to San Francisco. And then up to Seattle…and then back!!!! Make my “epic” ride seem rather pedestrian.

Video of the dam.


About heartajack

I'm a graphic designer and occasional filmmaker that recently discovered the awesomeness that is the Can-Am Spyder Roadster. In recent years I've become obsessed with food and learning how to prepare it. I make the best damn ribs...EVER.
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One Response to Camping at Cimarron

  1. Coral says:

    Hey, Jack,

    You should attach some feathers to your helmet like that biker!!


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