Calendar of Events

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June 6, 2015

Fitness Hike

IMG_0641This is our infamous fitness hike which consists of hiking the Compton Trail down to Hemmed in Hollow and back up 3 times with a 40-50 pound backpack.  We start at 0300 hours to avoid the heat and humidity of the day and should be done by 1100 hours.  Everyone and all levels of fitness are welcome to attend and if you do not want to do all 3 times or carry a heavy pack that is fine, we just encourage everyone to find and set their limits.  This is a real challenge and a great event, so do not let it intimidate you.

Start: June 6, 2015
End: June 6, 2015
Venue: Compton Trail
Address:
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Compton, AR, United States

June 20, 2015

Mountaineering School

576248_3536570066551_1641353047_2660971_859153141_nThis 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. We will also cover rock scrambles and scree slopes, so this class will be excellent for all hikers who like to travel in challenging terrain and anyone interested in mountain travel. Space will be very limited, so you must RSVP. There is no cost for this class, but we will be taking donations to benefit the Sherpa families who had loved ones killed in the Mt. Everest avalanche on April 18, 2014. All proceeds will go directly to the Sherpa families and will be delivered by us.

Start: June 20, 2015
End: June 20, 2015
Venue: TBA
Address:
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United States

August 8, 2015

Navigation Class

resizedimage500376-OrienteeringStuffThis class will cover the basic use of topographical maps and a compass and 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 exercises, followed by 2 to 3 hours of practical exercises in the field. Each student will need an orienteering compass, notebook and writing utensil and appropriate clothing for being in the wilderness for the practical exercises.

Start: August 8, 2015
End: August 8, 2015
Venue: Grace United Methodist Church
Address:
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600 South Jefferson, Springfield, MO, United States
Cost: $20.00

September 12, 2015

Wilderness First-Aid

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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 would normally take with them on a day trip, for example, trekking poles, rain gear, survival kit, water, backpack etc The class will be 8 hours in length and consist of 5 hours of classroom and 3 hours of practical exercises. During the practical exercises you will use the normal items that you have with you to build litters, splints, etc and learn to extract patients if necessary. Cost for this class is $50.00.

Start: September 12, 2015
End: September 12, 2015
Venue: Grace United Methodist Church
Address:
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600 South Jefferson, Springfield, MO, United States
Cost: $50.00

September 26, 2015

Basic and Intermdiate Survival (Batesville, Arkansas)

IMG_2326This is a chance to pick up both Phase I and Phase II of our wilderness survival classes on the same day. These classes will be held at the at the University of Arkansas-Batesville in Batesville, Arkansas. You will need to register and sign up for the class with the University in Batesville, Arkansas (870-612-2082). You can welcome to take a individual phase of the class, or take both phases of the class. Each phase will cost $32.00.

The morning session, which will be 4 hours is phase I of our survival training and will cover the basics of outdoor survival, which includes instruction on preparing a survival kit, the psychology of survival, shelter, water, fire, and preparation for rescue. The class will consist of both classroom and field exercises with practical examinations in fire starting, water filtration and shelter construction. Each student will need a steel striker, or magnesium fire striker, 2 bandanas and a water bottle or cup.

The afternoon session will be 4 hours and will be our Intermediate Survival Class, which is the second phase of our survival training and will include an overview of the Basic Survival Class followed by training in Wilderness First-Aid, Orienteering, collecting wild edibles, the use of snares, dead falls, fish traps and surviving harsh weather environments. This class will consist of both classroom instruction and practical exercises. Each student will need a pocket knife and approximately 3 feet of string for this portion of the class.

Start: September 26, 2015 9:00 am
End: September 26, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: University of Arkansas-Batesville
Phone: 870-612-2082
Address:
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Batesville, AR, United States
Cost: $64.00

October 3, 2015

American Hiking Guides Association (Hiking Guide Certification)

DSC06283This is our 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, followed by a written test that you must pass. Day 2 will consist entirely of practical exercises that you must pass.

The course will consist of instruction in group management, leadership, survival skills, wilderness medicine, land navigation, animal safety, food preparation, Leave No Trace Ethics, gear selection and use, permits, physical fitness and other topics. Upon completion and passing of this course, you can submit your paperwork and per-requisite training to the AHGA for your certification. This certification will be for a Hiking Guide which consists of day trips only, but does act as a per-requisite for the Mountain Leader training program.   Prerequisites for this class are basic, intermediate and advanced survival, land navigation, wilderness first-aid and CPR certification.

 

Start: October 3, 2015
End: October 4, 2015
Venue: Grace United Methodist Church
Address:
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600 South Jefferson, Springfield, MO, United States
Cost: $200.00

October 30, 2015

6th Annual Outdoor Rendezvous

2011 Rendezvous T-shirtThis is our signature event of the year and the only one of its kind in the Ozarks.  We will be hosting and organizing the 6th Annual Hiking the Ozarks Outdoor Rendezvous, October 3-November 1, 2015 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 basic rock climbing group classes and individual rock climbing classes with Satori Adventures and Expeditions rock guide Krista Bowman from Canada, plus several other outdoor educational classes and guest speakers.

There will also be hikes on some of the area’s greatest trails and locations, including the Hemmed in Hollow Falls, Twin Falls at Richland Creek, the Eye of the Needle and others. 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 $35.00, which gets you into all the classes, access to all the guided hikes, covers your day use fee from Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, access to the booths 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. Please contact Dan Nash at dan@hikingtheozarks.com for more information.

Start: October 30, 2015
End: November 1, 2015
Venue: Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
Address:
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Jasper, AR, United States
Cost: $35.00

November 14, 2015

Richland Creek Wilderness

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Start: November 14, 2015 8:00 am
End: November 15, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Ozark National Forest
Address:
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AR, United States

December 12, 2015

Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area

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Start: December 12, 2015 8:00 am
End: December 13, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Buffalo National River
Address:
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AR, United States

January 9, 2016

Basic and Intermediate Survival

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Start: January 9, 2016 9:00 am
End: January 9, 2016 5:00 pm
Address:
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Springfield, MO, United States
Cost: $30.00

February 6, 2016

Dismal Hollow

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Start: February 6, 2016 8:00 am
End: February 7, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Ozark National Forest
Address:
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AR, United States

March 19, 2016

Advanced Survival

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Start: March 19, 2016 8:00 am
End: March 20, 2016 12:00 pm
Address:
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MO, United States
Cost: $50.00
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