October 31, 2014
Satori Adventures and Expeditions is proud to be hosting and organizing the 5th Annual Hiking the Ozarks Outdoor Rendezvous, October 31-November 2, 2014 at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, located near the Buffalo National River, in Jasper, Arkansas. This is the premier all around outdoor event in the Ozarks and 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, guided hikes and both basic and individual rock climbing classes with Satori Adventures and Expeditions rock guide Krista Bowman from Canada.
There will 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. All rock climbing students will need a helmet, harness and rock climbing shoes. Please contact Dan Nash at email@example.com for more information.
November 8, 2014
This 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.
November 15, 2014
I don’t think I have to tell anyone that the Richland Creek Wilderness Area is an amazing place, but if you are a bit daring and leave the normal man made trail to the Twin Falls and Richland Falls, there are even more things to see. This trip will do just that as we will hike to Richland and Twin Falls, but explore some other areas of the area that are wild, rugged and beautiful. This will be a 2 day trip that will consist of some unmaintained trail hiking and bushwhacking. If you would like to do a day hike to the Twin Falls and Richland Falls, you can do that part with us as well.
November 28, 2014
One of my favorite trips to perhaps my favorite area in the Ozarks. This is a 3 day hike of approximately 22 miles and will consist of mostly bushwhack backpacking, but we will finish along the Ozark Highlands Trail as we cut through part of the Hurricane Creek Wilderness Area. We will hike through the Rock Creek Canyon area, checking out several amazing bluffs and waterfalls before camping near the headwaters. The next day we will climb out of the canyon and cross the ridge down to Greasy Creek and explore several unnamed waterfalls before camping along the creek. We will then hike through the Hurricane Creek Wilderness along the OHT and finish at the Big Piney Bridge. This trip is rugged and strenuous, but amazing.
January 3, 2015
Stepp Creek Area is a wild and rugged are of the Ozark National Forest that has waterfalls, bluffs and rock formations. This will be a 2 day bushwhack hike where we will make our way down and around Stepp Creek and camp deep in the rugged canyon area.
January 10, 2015
This is Phase I of our survival series of classes and will consist on 5 hours of basic survival training. This class 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.
January 17, 2015
This is a 2 day hike bushwhack hike deep into Dismal Hollow, which is anything but Dismal. This hike will follow the creek down into the canyon, along bluffs and waterfalls. We will eventually make our way down to the Little Buffalo River where we will camp for the night.
February 7, 2015
Graves Creek Gorge is a very interesting and intriguing place, that is filled with waterfalls and amazing bluffs. This is a 2 day bushwhack hike that basically consists of following Graves Creek down to the Big Piney River. Once inside the Gorge, you will be surrounded by steep cliffs that make it difficult to exit the creek for several miles. There is a great camp area as we begin to exit the gorge and will camp there. Be prepared to cross the creek numerous times and be walking around water for much of this trip.
February 14, 2015
This is phase II of our survival series of classes and will include an overview of the Basic Survival Class followed by training in basic Wilderness First-Aid, some land navigation skills, 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 and appropriate clothing for being outside.
March 21, 2015
The Advanced Survival Class is phase III of our survival training and includes a review of previous information and training, followed by an outdoor experience in a survival situation. This completely practical exercise class will consist of being put in a survival setting with limited supplies and gear and thus utilizing the training received to survive in the outdoors for a period of time (24 to 36 hours). Students are allowed to work in small groups of up to 4 people and are allowed one liter of water and one candy bar per student. Each student is also allowed to bring extra clothing, but no tents, shelters, sleeping bags, stoves, matches, lighters, sleeping pads, or other items are allowed. The students will be asked to survival with a small survival kit and will used their new skills to adapt to their environment. Instructor(s) will monitor the class for safety and educational purposes and assist students where needed.
May 23, 2015
This will be out annual Memorial Day Weekend hike of the Buffalo River Trail from Ponca to Pruitt and will normally bring a close to the hiking season. This trip is 28 miles over 3 days along the beautiful Buffalo River Trail, which winds above the Buffalo River, through and around bluffs and great vistas.