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December 20, 2014

Stepp Creek Area

Upper Stepp Creek Falls (6)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.

Start: December 20, 2014 7:00 am
End: December 21, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Ozark National Forest
Address:
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AR, United States

January 3, 2015

Mt. Everest Need for Speed Ride

everest Base campThis is part of Sheryl DeBoer’s “Need for Speed” series of spin classes and is open to everyone.  This ride will be a climb up Mt. Everest and will utilize footage from our 2012 expedition to Everest.  The class itself is held in a large room with large monitors on all four walls so you will get the feeling of being on Everest and feel like you are climbing it on a bike.  This should be a really great event.  To reserve your spot, you will need to RSVP with the Meyer Center in Springfield, Missouri, 417-269-3282.

Start: January 3, 2015
End: January 3, 2015
Venue: Meyer Center
Address:
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Springfield, MO, United States
Cost: $15.00

January 10, 2015

Basic and Intermedfiate Survival Class (Springfield, Mo.)

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This class will consist of both the Basic and Intermediate Survival classes.  Cost for both classes will be $30.00, with the class format consisting of both classroom instruction and practical exercises.

Phase I of our survival series of classes and will consist of covering 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.

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.

Start: January 10, 2015 9:00 am
End: January 10, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Grace United Methodist Church
Address:
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600 South Jefferson, Springfield, MO, United States
Cost: $30.00

January 17, 2015

Dismal Hollow

IMG_4764This 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.

Start: January 17, 2015 7:00 am
End: January 18, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Ozark National Forest
Address:
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AR, United States

February 7, 2015

Graves Creek Gorge

IMG_4626Graves 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.

Start: February 7, 2015 7:00 am
End: February 8, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Ozark National Forest
Address:
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AR, United States

February 28, 2015

Devils Canyon

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Start: February 28, 2015
End: March 1, 2015
Venue: Ozark National Forest
Address:
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AR, United States

March 7, 2015

Leatherwood Wilderness Area

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Start: March 7, 2015 7:00 am
End: March 8, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Ozark National Forest
Address:
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AR, United States

March 21, 2015

Advanced Survival Class

1978794_10152356186056289_1113313054_nThe 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.

 

Start: March 21, 2015 7:00 am
End: March 22, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue: Private Land
Address:
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MO, United States
Cost: $50.00

April 4, 2015

OHT-Hurricane Creek Section

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Start: April 4, 2015
End: April 5, 2015
Venue: Ozark National Forest
Address:
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AR, United States

April 11, 2015

Sylamore Creek

IMG_1215This is a nice moderate trail hike of 14 miles and is always full of great things to see along the trail to include, bluffs, waterfalls, vistas and Sylamore Creek itself.  The hike will start near Allison, Arkansas, pass through Blanchard Springs, Gunners Pool before ending at Barkshed.  Camp will be made along the trail between Blanchard Springs and Gunner’s Pool.

This trip will be lead by Tim Canchola and Nancy Probstfeld.  You will need to email them to RSVP for the trip and obtain meeting locations:

nprobsfeld@yahoo.com

Start: April 11, 2015
End: April 12, 2015
Venue: Ozark National Forest
Address:
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AR, United States

May 23, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend Hike

16153_190379158702_515778702_2909938_5604525_nThis 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.

This trip will be lead by Tim Canchola and Nancy Probstfeld.  You will need to email them to RSVP for the trip and obtain meeting locations:

nprobsfeld@yahoo.com

Start: May 23, 2015 7:00 am
End: May 25, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Buffalo National River
Address:
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AR, United States
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