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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 @ 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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May 2017

Mountaineering School

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sam’s Throne Mt. Judea, AR United States + Google Map
Free

UPDATE:  As of December 11, 2017 at 1527 hours, this class is full.  If you would like to be put on the waiting list, you can still RSVP from the hikingtheozarks.com website and you will be notified if an opening comes available.  This class will consist of some of the basic’s of mountaineering to include, rope work, knots, how to use fixed lines, how to Jumar, basic glacier travel, basic crevasse removal to include a prusik climb and a rappel. We…

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June 2017

Yoga Trek in the Ozarks

June 3 @ 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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August 2017

Land Navigation Class (Springfield, Missouri)

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lifepoint Church, 51 Riverdale Road
Ozark, MO United States
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$30.00

The Land Navigation 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 2-3 hours of classroom instruction and various exercises utilizing a map and compass in the classroom.  Once each student has a basic understanding, we will…

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October 2017

Land Navigation (Batesville, Arkansas)

October 7 @ 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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Wilderness First-Aid (Springfield, Missouri)

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lifepoint Church, 51 Riverdale Road
Ozark, MO United States
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$50

This is a condensed version of the two day wilderness first aid class that is centered around the most common injuries and medical issues that may arise while in the wilderness. Unlike many other wilderness first aid classes, we take this class a step further in providing practical exercises that not only cover the diagnosing and treating of patents, but also the evacuation if necessary. Students will need to bring their first aid kit, along with other items that they…

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November 2017

8th Annual Outdoor Rendezvous (Jasper, Arkansas)

November 3 @ 9:00 am - November 5 @ 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 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…

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