April 26, 2014
This is a fun and beautiful trail that is a perfect trail to experience the outdoors and work on your backpacking skills, since it is easy to moderate and has a nice marked and maintained trail. The trip itself is 13.7 miles and follows Sylamore Creek and the nice bluffs along the creek. You can make this into a day hike if you like and only do part of the trip.
May 20, 2014
We will be showing the adventure film “Ordinary Mountaineers” and discussing adventure travel, big mountains, climbing and trekking around the world.
May 24, 2014
This will be our annual Memorial Day weekend hike along the Buffalo River Trail and the last overnight trip until the hiking season starts up again in October. This will be a 3 day hike of approximately 27 miles all on a beautiful trail along the hills and bluffs of the Buffalo River. If you do not wish to hike the entire 3 days, you can also join us for anyone of the individual sections, Ponca to Kyles Landing, Kyles Landing to Erbie, or Erbie to Pruitt, totally up to you. This is a great trip for anyone of all skill ranges and a great place to learn and work on your skills.
June 7, 2014
This is the initial phase of the Professional Hiking Guides Association (PHGA) program for aspiring guides and upon completion, will allow the student to lead day hiking trips and progress on the the Backpacking Guide Level I training. This class consists of a 1 day classroom program followed by a written examination that all students must pass to move on to day 2 of training. The 2nd day consists of 8 practical exercises that all students must pass to complete this part of the program. There are some required prerequisites for the class which consist of a PHGA approved survival course, land navigation course and wilderness first-aid course. This class is a great introductory course to guiding and the outdoors and is geared toward aspiring guides, hiking group and club leaders, Boy Scout leaders, adventure group organizers and student recreation majors.
June 14, 2014
This is our famous Fitness Hike, which is a must do for all those wanting to test their fitness level before an upcoming mountain, trekking or backpacking trip. We will meet at the Compton Trail and hike to Hemmed in Hollow 3 times, with most carrying a 40-50 pound backpack. It is both a mental and physical test that usually takes around 7 hours to complete. It is a fun time and allows you to also meet some great people. If you just want to try the hill 1 or 2 times and without weight, you can do that as well.
June 21, 2014
This class will cover the basics of backpacking and hiking and will include a substantial amount of time being spent on the selection and use of outdoor clothing and outdoor gear. This will include backpacks, water filters, stoves, sleeping bags, tents, boots, outdoor clothing, trekking poles, sleeping pads, specialized equipment and food. We will cover selecting the correct gear and equipment, how to use it, how to fit it properly and how to purchase gear on a budget. This class will also cover the basics of preparing for various kinds of weather, trip preparation and trip planning.
June 28, 2014
This 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.
August 16, 2014
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, etc The class will be 8 hours in length and consist of 5 hours of classroom and 3 hours of practical exercises.
September 13, 2014
This 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 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.
September 20, 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 Rachel’s Bed and Breakfast in Annapolis, Missouri. This is a great location, close to Johnson Shut In and Taum Sauk Mountain. You will need to register with Rachel’s to sign up for the class and space will be limited. You can welcome to take a individual phase of the class, or take both phases of the class. Each phase will cost $25.00.
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 the 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.
October 24, 2014
Satori Adventures and Expeditions is proud to be hosting and organizing the 5th Annual Hiking the Ozarks Outdoor Rendezvous, October 24-66, 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 $30.00, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
November 1, 2014
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November 28, 2014
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