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February 2016

Dismal Hollow

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

This will be a two day bushwhacking trip into Dismal Hollow located northwest of Nail, Arkansas.  If you want to make this into a day hike you can, but will be on your own for finding your way back to the vehicle.  This hike will take us down into the Dismal Hollow canyon and follow the main stream past some nice waterfalls and bluff lines.  There are no trails, so fitness, foot work and ability to move over rocks, boulders,…

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Embracing Fear, Failure and Pain

February 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Meyer Center, 3545 South National
Springfield, MO United States
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Free

This is a motivational talk by Satori Adventures and Expeditions founder and climber Dan Nash about how to embrace three key things that can transform your life and allow you to achieve your goals and dreams.   This event is free and open to the public.

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May 2016

Fitness Hike

May 7, 2016 @ 3:00 am - 11:00 am
Compton Trail Head Compton, AR United States + Google Map
Free

This is our annual fitness hike and was originally set up helping our friends to test their fitness level for mountaineering trips and expeditions, but has evolved into a fun way to test your overall fitness and have a great time in the outdoors. The hike itself will start at the Compton Trail head and will consist of going down the canyon to either the Hemmed in Hollow waterfall, or the Buffalo River and then back up the mountain.  You…

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Memorial Day Weekend Ride and Hike

May 28, 2016 @ 7:00 am - May 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Haw Creek Campground Pelsor, AR United States + Google Map

This is a new event which will be a camp out at the Haw Creek Falls Campground located on Arkansas 123, 14 miles west of Pelsor, Arkansas.  Each morning we are going to road cycle through the mountains of the Ozark National Forest and you can choose to ride from 30-50 miles per day.  These rides will vary from rising from Haw Creek Campground to near Pedestal Rocks and back to riding from Haw Creek to Hagerville and Bullfrog.  The…

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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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Thanksgiving Hike

November 25, 2016 @ 7:00 am - November 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Ozark National Forest Hagarville, AR 72839 United States + Google Map

UPDATE November 18, 2016: This trip will be led by Nancy Probstfield and there will be some minor changes to the trip location, but the meeting areas will still be below.  This trip will be along some sections of the OHT in the Hurricane Creek Wilderness, with side trips and camping in the Greasy Creek area.  Therefore, be prepared for both trail hiking and bushwhacking.  Total mileage for this trip over three days will be about 23 miles. This is…

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December 2016

Ozark National Forest I

December 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

UPDATE:  December 3, 2016 This trip is going to be lead by Nancy Probstfield and will begin at the Richland Creek Wilderness Area Campground.  From there she will lead you on some of the OHT Section 8, before then taking you off trail to explore several areas, including Dry Creek, Long Creek, Punch owl Falls and some others areas.  This will be a partial trail and partial bushwhack trip, so fitness will be important.  This trip will be in the…

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January 2017

Ozark National Forest II

January 14 @ 7:00 am - January 15 @ 5:00 pm
Ozark National Forest Hagarville, AR 72839 United States + Google Map

This trip is going to be lead by American Hiking Guides Association certified guide Carmen Hallock and assisted by AHGA Guide Nancy Probsfield.  The trip will explore the Bear Creek Hollow Area in the Ozark National Forest, southwest of Pelsor, Arkansas.  This is going to by one of our exploration trips which will be in a mostly unexplored and untouched area of the Ozarks.  This is a moderate to strenuous hike, so fitness will be important as you will have to navigate…

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