Calendar of Events

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January 31, 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 31, 2015 7:00 am
End: February 1, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Ozark National Forest
Address:
Google Map
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:
Google Map
AR, United States

February 28, 2015

Devils Canyon

6585640259_d2abc5ec07_zThis will be a bushwhack hike into a great area  of the Ozark National Forest that will include waterfalls and bluffs.  There are no maintained trails in this area.

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

March 7, 2015

Leatherwood Wilderness Area

IMG_4844We will be exploring a new area in the Leatherwood Wilderness Area, which is the largest continuous forest in the eastern United States, so we should be able to find some great bluffs, waterfalls and amazing views.  This will be a bushwhack hike, as there are no maintained trails in the wilderness area, so be prepare accordingly.

Start: March 7, 2015 7:00 am
End: March 8, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Ozark National Forest
Address:
Google Map
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:
Google Map
MO, United States
Cost: $50.00

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:

 

nprobstfeld@yahoo.com

Start: April 11, 2015
End: April 12, 2015
Venue: Ozark National Forest
Address:
Google Map
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

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:
Google Map
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

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
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