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 10th Annual Hiking the Ozarks Outdoor Rendezvous, November 1-3, 2019 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 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, outdoor education classes and an adventure film Saturday night. 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 $55.00 in advance and $75 at the door if spaces are available. This price gets all participants into the classes, access to all the guided hikes, covers your day use fee from Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, access to the booths, yoga and hikes and (1) entry into the raffles and door prizes. Plus, we will be giving away a trip of your choice to hike to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, or to climb Mt. Pisco or hike the Santa Cruz Trek in Peru. These trips are up to a $3,195.00 value.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Schedule of Events: COMING SOON
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. Registration 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.
You can purchase tickets online starting June 21, 2019.
The schedule for the 10th Annual Outdoor Rendezvous will be announced soon, but as always will be 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 email@example.com or at 417-844-5834.
There are also several other options for cabin rental in the area and a couple of local places for RV camping around Jasper, Arkansas. The Newton County Arkansas Chamber of Commerce is a good source for more information.
If you or someone you know is interested in setting up a booth at the event, please let us know. We try and accommodate a variety of outdoor and related businesses.
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