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8th Annual Outdoor Rendezvous (Jasper, Arkansas)

November 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

| $50

This is our signature event of the year and the only one of its kind in the Ozarks.  We will be hosting and organizing the 8th Annual Hiking the Ozarks Outdoor Rendezvous, November 3-5, 2017 at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, located near the Buffalo National River, in Jasper, Arkansas. This event will bring together outdoor enthusiasts from all over the Midwest for networking, camping, education and enjoying the outdoors. We will be offering various educational classes, which will include classes geared toward hikers, backpackers and basic and intermediate rock climbing classes with Satori Adventures and Expeditions rock guide Krista Bowman from Canada.

There will also be guided hikes on some of the area’s greatest trails and locations.  There will be great raffle prizes from some name brand outdoor companies, booths to check out all the latest gear and a chance to meet other outdoor enthusiasts from all over the United States. Cost for the event is $50.00, which can be paid at the event. This price gets all participants into all the classes, access to all the guided hikes, covers your day use fee from Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, access to the booths, yoga classes and hikes, mountain biking and (1) entry into the raffles and door prizes. Horseshoe Canyon Ranch offers camping for $5.00 per night and also has a limited number of cabins for rent. There is a gear shop onsite for any rental gear that is needed for rock climbing.  A helmet and harness is required for rock climbing.  Lowa Boots will be on site and have hiking and climbing shoes to take on your trips and demo for the day.  Please contact Dan Nash at dan@hikingtheozarks.com for more information.

Some FAQ info to help you prepare:

Food is not provided, you will be on your own for food at the event.

Dogs are not allowed at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, or on the trails of the Buffalo National River, per the National Park Service.

Camping at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is $5.00 per night and is car camping, so you will have your vehicle near your campsite.  You can select you site when you arrive and register and site selection is first come first serve.

Water, bathrooms and showers are available in the camping area.  There is a small fee for shower usage.

Hikes are classified as easy, moderate and difficult, see schedule below for information.

Each participant will receive a raffle ticket for the gear raffle upon registration.  You can purchase up to 20 more tickets for the gear raffle at $1.00 per ticket.

Payment for registration will be via cash or check, with cash being the preferred choice.  Credit cards are not normally feasible due to the poor cellular service and Internet access at the ranch.

The schedule for the 8th Annual Outdoor Rendezvous is below, but the schedule is still fluid and subject to change, so be prepared and check back from time to time for possible changes.

Feel free to call Horseshoe Canyon Ranch if reserving a cabin, but all other calls about the event should be to Hiking the Ozarks.  We can be reached via email at dan@hikingtheozarks.com or at 417-844-5834.

The schedule of events is fluid and details on classes, yoga hikes and mountain biking are still in the works.  Schedule is subject to change.

Schedule of Events:


Friday November 3, 2017

0845: Registration begins

0900: Sweden Creek Hike

0900: Big Bluff Hike

0900: Hemmed in Hollow Hike

0930:  Yoga Hike

1230-1500:  Basic Rock Climbing Class

1600-1700: Class-“Outdoor Class”

1900-2030:  “Touching the Void”  Adventure Film

Saturday November 4, 2017

0700: Registration begins

0800: Thunder Canyon Falls Hike

0800: Hemmed in Hollow Hike

0800: Eye of the Needle Hike

0800: Sweden Creek Hike

0800: Bowers Hollow Hike

0900-1145:  Intermediate Rock Climbing Class

0900:  Mountain Bike: Buffalo Headwaters Trail with A&B Cycle

0930:  Yoga Hike

1230-1500:  Basic Rock Climbing Class

1600-1700: “ Outdoor Class”

1845:  Meet and Greet in the Pavilion/Gear Raffle

Sunday November 5, 2017

0800: Big Bluff Hike

0800: Eye of the Needle Hike

0800: Hawksbill Crag Hike

0800:  Lost Valley Hike

0900-1145:  Intermediate Rock Climbing

1230-1500:  Basic Rock Climbing Class














November 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am
November 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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Dan Nash


Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
70 HC
Jasper, AR 72641 United States
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(870) 446-2555

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