The Fairfield Bay hiking club is no more. From its ashes arises the Fairfiel Bay Outside Adventure Group.

Organizer Tom Welch said the group’s activities are more diverse than just a hiking club and he wanted a name to reflect that and attract more retired Baby Boomers.

"Thusly, based on the powers vested in me (by me) I declare the early death of the FFB Hiking Group and its resurrection as a new group to be henceforth called the Fairfield Bay Outdoor Adventure Group. It now becomes an eating and drinking group with an outdoor adventure problem," Welch said in an e-mail.

The intent of this group is to also allow anyone to post an "adventure" and find anywhere from a one to a herd to join them, he said. It could be "a last-minute adventure to the numerous waterfalls in Newton County following a late winter or early heavy spring rain. It could be a request for others to drive up to the Bridges Museum and walk its trails, take in a play at one of the small local universities in Conway or Searcy or just go explore an Arkansas city on bikes."

"Trust me," he stated, "if there is something you would like to do there are others in this community who would like to do the same thing."

Among the planned activities are a pontoon on the lake outing in July, an evening of baseball in Little Rock in August, a September bike ride in Little Rock, and several hikes in the fall.

For more information about the adventure group, e-mail Welch at