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June 2016

Intro to Backpacking, including Gear, Clothing and Equipment

June 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grace United Methodist Church, 600 South Jefferson
Springfield, 65806 United States
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$30.00

This is the premier introduction to backpacking class in the mid-west.  This class will cater to beginners and experienced backpackers alike and cover basic backpacking skills, everything you want to know about clothing, equipment and gear.   We will also have the most wide ranging types of gear to display and let each student check out during the class.  If you would like to improve your skills or just want to learn, this is the class for you.  Some of…

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September 2016

Exploring the Ozarks and the World

September 29, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This is a community event sponsored and hosted by Gearhead Outfitters located at 501 SW A Street, Bentonville, Arkansas. The event will be a fun outdoor event including a slideshow and talk by Satori Adventures and Expeditions founder Dan Nash who will discuss climbing mountains around the world and exploring some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Ozarks. This will be a great event for all backpackers, climbers and hikers, whether interested in spending time in the…

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November 2016

Richland Creek Wilderness

November 5, 2016 @ 7:00 am - November 6, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Ozark National Forest Hagarville, AR 72839 United States + Google Map
Free

UPDATE:  October 10, 2016:  This trip will be lead by Nancy Probsfeld and will be a bit less strenuous than normal as there will not be quite as much bushwhacking into some very rigorous areas.  That being said, a large portion will still be off trail and fitness will still be important. This is our traditional trip to kick off the backpacking season.  This trip will consist of a 2 day backpacking trip into the Richand Creek Wilderness Area.  We…

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January 2017

Yoga for Hikers

January 21, 2017 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ozark Mountain Yoga, 1110 East Republic
Springfield, MO United States
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$20.00
Yoga for Hikers

You may not be able to hike every weekend, but what you can do when not hiking is build the strength, control, balance and flexibility that is absolutely essential for quality hiking and injury prevention. Join Daniela Liscio for our Yoga for Hikers Workshop that will lead you through a full practice that specifically incorporates movements and postures to address hikers' most common ailments. These ailments can range from backpackers knee, IT band issues, low back issues, upper back and…

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June 2017

Yoga Trek in the Ozarks

June 3, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bradleyville, Missouri Bradleyville, United States + Google Map
$50.00

Daniela Liscio, (danielaliscio.com) a certified guide and Yoga instructor, will be leading an invigorating day of hiking and yoga in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Southwest Missouri (exact location details to come). We will trek 2 - 3 miles before stopping for a short break, a full yoga practice among the trees, water and bluff lines. A delicious gourmet lunch will also be provided. There will likely be time for additional exploring or a rest before making the trek back…

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October 2017

Land Navigation (Batesville, Arkansas)

October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Arkansas-Batesville, 2005 White Dr
Batesville, AR 72501 United States
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This class will cover the basic use of topographical maps and a compass. The class will cover basic map nomenclature, proper use and reading of maps, orientating your map, taking a bearing from a map, identifying terrain from a map and transferring this over to real life situation. This class will consist of 3-4 hours of classroom instruction and various exercises utilizing a map and compass in the classroom. Once each student has a basic understanding, we will conduct 2…

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April 2018

American Hiking Guides Association (Hiking Guide Certification)

April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Lifepoint Church, 51 Riverdale Road
Ozark, MO United States
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$250

This is the Hiking Guide Certification Course through the American Hiking Guides Association (AHGA). This class is geared toward anyone that is looking to enter the world of outdoor guiding and recreation and people that may be involved as a leader in their local hiking group, Boy Scout Leader, State Park interpreter, outdoor volunteer, outdoor retailer, or anyone wanting to improve their knowledge and skills in the outdoors.   The class is 2 days with the first day consisting of classroom instruction,…

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November 2018

9th Annual Outdoor Rendezvous (Jasper, Arkansas)

November 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, 70 HC
Jasper, AR 72641 United States
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$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 9th Annual Hiking the Ozarks Outdoor Rendezvous, November 2-4, 2018 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. This year we will be offering something new to include a skills…

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Backpacking Guide Certification I

November 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
$550.00

This 4 day class is phase II of the American Hiking Guides Association and will provide a certification for Backpacking Guides.  Prerequisites for this class is the AHGA Hiking Guide Certification.  We will run this course over back to back weekends, April 28 and 29 and May 5 and 6.  These 4 days will consist entirely of practical exercises.  Each student will be serve as the lead and assistant guide for extended periods of time over the 4 days.  Each…

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February 2019

Gear and Equipment for Hiking and Backpacking

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lifepoint Church, 51 Riverdale Road
Ozark, MO United States
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$35.00

This is the premier gear and equipment class for any hiker, backpacker or outdoor enthusiast. The purpose of this class is to teach each student how to stay, warm, dry and safe in the outdoors through the use of proper gear. We will go into detail on boots, socks, base layers, soft shells, hard shells, tents, water filters, stoves and many other things. We will spend time discuss down, both in sleeping bags and jackets, waterproof breathable materials that are…

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