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BRT/OHT Day Hike

Title: BRT/OHT Day Hike
Location: Zack Ridge Rd to Red Bluff Rd near Morning Star, AR
Description: Well, the hiking season for the OHTA is drawing to a close with the rains and warmer temps necessitating a focus on trail maintenance. However, the EC is not going to throw in the towel on getting out for one more hike this season.

So, mark your calendar for Saturday, May 19, 2018, if you’re interested. The hike will be along the stretch of the BRT-OHT between Zack Ridge Rd. and Red Bluff Rd. north and slightly west of Marshall, Arkansas, along the Buffalo River. Meeting time will be 9:30 a.m. the morning of the hike in Morning Star, Arkansas (please refer to the attached map), where South Maumee Rd. intersects with Highway 27 which runs between Harriet, Arkansas, and Marshall, Arkansas.

The length of the hike is estimated at somewhere between five and six miles and is rated as moderately difficult due primarily to the length. As it is with hikes on the Buffalo River Trail (BRT), our four-legged friends cannot come along due to park regulations.

This is a beautiful stretch of trail, so I hope everyone can make it for the final hike of this season (EC outings will resume in September). As is always the case, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email, and I will do my best to respond promptly.

I will be posting this hike in the Events section of the OHTA Facebook page in the very near future. So, till next time, be safe and healthy, and HIKE ONWARD!!

Contact Phil Brown brown.philip9@gmail.com
Start Time: 9:30 a.m.
Date: 2018-05-19

Kessler Mountain Day Hike

Title: Kessler Mountain Day Hike
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Description: Ozark Highlands Trail Association is leading a 4.5 mile Loop Hike around south end of Mt. Kessler on Saturday, April 21 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Enter from Cato Springs Road and drive around to north end of soccer fields to park. Bring sack lunch and water. Rated moderate due to elevation at beginning. Contact miker.lemaster@gmail.com or 479-466-5214 for more details.

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Date: 2018-04-21

BRT-OHT Day Hike

Title: BRT-OHT Day Hike
Location: Spring Creek TH to Hwy 14 TH
Description: Saturday, February 3, 2018. We will meet south of Yellville, Arkansas, at the landing by the Hwy. 14 bridge over the Buffalo River. Meeting time will be 9:30 a.m. The hike will go from south to north along the OHT-BRT from the Spring Creek Road TH to the Hwy. 14 bridge over the Buffalo River. Total distance if approximately 5.8 miles, and the difficulty of the hike is rated as moderate due to the length of the hike and the rolling terrain. All ages are welcome to participate, but our four-legged friends cannot come along because the hike is within the boundaries of the Buffalo River National Park. Anyone with questions is welcome to email me at brown.philip9@gmail.com.
Start Time: 9:30 a.m.
Date: 2018-02-03

BRT/OHT Day Hike

Title: BRT/OHT Day Hike
Location: South Maumee TH to Spring Creek Rd. TH
Description: The outing is scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2018. We’ll start at 9:30 a.m. by meeting at the parking area by the bridge over the Buffalo River (a.k.a., Dillard’s Ferry) on Hwy. 14 about 16 miles south of Yellville, Arkansas, or about 8 miles north of Harriet. From there we will travel south to the OHT-BRT Trailhead (Spring Creek Road Trailhead) located about two miles west of Hwy. 14 on Spring Creek Road. We’ll leave some vehicles at the trailhead and shuttle over to the South Maumee Trailhead where we will begin our hike that will take us about 5.2 miles back to the Spring Creek Road TH. The hike is of moderate difficulty due to the distance we’ll cover and the rolling terrain.

There are some great vistas and valleys, so bring your cameras if you’re into picture taking. The hike is open to all ages, but since we will be on trail in the Buffalo River National Park, we cannot bring along our four-legged hiking companions–sorry!

Contact Phil Brown brown.philip9@gmail.com

Start Time: 9:30 a.m.
Date: 2018-01-06

Explore Boen Gulf

Title: Explore Boen Gulf
Location: Boen Gulf TH near Mossville
Description: Start the New Year off right by exploring Boen Gulf on 1/1/18. This will be a 4-5 mile combination of on-trail and off-trail exploring of the Boen Gulf area. Rated moderate for elevation changes and off-trail hiking. Meet at the Boen Gulf Trailhead near Mossville at 10:00 a.m. In the meantime, do a rain dance, so we can get some water in the waterfalls. Email Steven Parker at slparkerlaw@gmail.com to register or for details.
Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Date: 2018-01-01

OHT ARBAUGH TH TO LICK BRANCH TH

Title: OHT ARBAUGH TH TO LICK BRANCH TH
Description: We will meet at the Lick Branch Trailhead at 8am on Saturday, Jan. 13th and shuttle over to the Arbaugh Trailhead to begin the hike. It will be a long first day as we will cover 10.9 miles to a camping spot at a high point above the Little Mulberry River Valley. Second day will be a short 3.7 mikes, mostly downhill to the Lick Branch Trailhead. 14.6 miles total. Hopefully the waterfalls will be running well as we will pass by several of them on the first day. Call or email Kerry Coe 318-464-6904 or kcoe@sgws.com for more information and to sign up

Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Date: 2018-01-13

Pedestal Rocks–Kings Bluff Trails

Title: Pedestal Rocks–Kings Bluff Trails
Location: Near Pelsor, AR
Description: OHTA HIKE: PEDESTAL ROCKS/KINGS BLUFF TRAILS
Saturday, Dec. 16, OHTA is sponsoring a twin hike to Searcy County scenic area called Pedestal Rocks(2.6 Loop mileage) and optional King’s Bluff (1.9 Loop mileage). These areas are dominated by high bluffs/cliffs & are not recommended for small children. No dogs please. Rated easy/moderate due to distance.

Bring water/lunch & we’ll meet up at Harp’s in Elkins near gas pumps @ 8:30 am for carpool. Contact:
miker.lemaster@gmail.com 479-466-5214

Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Date: 2017-12-16

OHT Day Hike

Title: OHT Day Hike
Location: Dockery Gap TH
Description: Participants will meet up at the Dockery Gap Trailhead at noon. The hike will be 4 miles on the OHT to Forest Road 1703. The hike will include 1,000 feet of elevation change and scenic views. The Hike is rated as moderate. For more information contact John Pennington at john@beaverwatershedalliance.org or 479-970-3550.
Start Time: 12:00 NOON
Date: 2017-12-02

OHT Day Hike

Title: OHT Day Hike
Location: Indian Creek TH to Lick Branch TH
Description: Sunday, Dec 10, OHTA will lead a hike from Indian Creek TH to Lick Branch TH, a total of 5.3 miles.
Hikers will meet that Sunday at 9:00 am at Harps in Elkins near gas pumps to carpool or can meet directly at Indian Creek TH.
We’ll hike thru the Marinoni Scenic Area that features bluffs, giant moss covered boulders & year around Briar Branch. Rated moderate difficulty due to some elevation & length.
All hikers welcome, as are dogs(with leash available).
Contact Hike Leader:
miker.lemaster@gmail.com
479-466-5214

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Date: 2017-12-10

Spy Rock Dayhike

Title: Spy Rock Dayhike
Location: FS 1504/Redding CG
Description: Sunday, Dec 3rd, Ozark Highlands Trail Association will lead hike SPY ROCK TO REDDING CAMPGROUND
This hike will begin on FS Rd 1504 for brief warm up hike out to Spy Rock to take in views from bluffs, then backtrack across FS Rd 1504 to begin gradual descending hike to Redding Campground, a total distance of approx 5 miles. Bring water & lunch.
Meet up at 9:00 am at Harps in Elkins near gas pumps for carpool to Redding CG entrance or meet group at the Redding CG entrance(On Hwy 215).
All hikers welcome, dogs (with leash available) welcome.
Contact Hike Leader:
miker.lemaster@gmail.com
479-466-5214

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Date: 2017-12-03