(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – Arlette Laan, the first woman known to hike all 11 National Scenic Trails is visiting Pinnacle Mountain State Park on Friday, Nov. 11, at noon. She will be available for media interviews at the park’s visitor center.

The Ozark Society, Central Arkansas Library System and other local partners brought Laan to Little Rock for a discussion earlier this week at Ron Robinson Theater. Laan is one of only a handful of people to complete the 18,000 miles of National Scenic Trails. In addition, she has hiked more than 35,000 miles in her lifetime.

For media inquiries, contact Monika Rued at monika.rued@arkansas.gov or call 501-412-0954.

Arkansas State Parks

Arkansas State Parks is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. Arkansas state parks and museums cover 54,400 acres of forest, wetlands, fish and wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation facilities, and unique historic and cultural resources. Established in 1923, Arkansas State Parks preserve special places for future generations, provide quality recreation and education opportunities, enhance the state’s economy through tourism and provide leadership in resource conservation. Connect with ASP on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and visit ArkansasStateParks.com and ArkansasStateParks.com/media to learn more.

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The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism protects and promotes our state’s natural, cultural and historic assets, contributing to a thriving economy and high quality of life. It is made up of three divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Stacy Hurst serves as the cabinet secretary for the department.

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