Tag Archives: Ozark Highlands Trail

OHT detour between Stack Rock and Dry Creek

A landslide has erased the Ozark Highlands Trail near mile marker 152.  A 3.1-mile detour has been established using road FR1201 and an old logging road.  Hiking  around the top of the slide would be very difficult, especially with a … Continue reading

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Shores Lake & White Rock Mountain Loop

A couple days with no rain and reasonably cool temperatures came my way and I made the most of it with an overnight trip on the Shores Lake & White Rock Mountain Loop.  It was the third time I’d hiked … Continue reading

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Ozark Highlands Trail – Salt Fork Creek to Ragtown Road

It didn’t feel like it had been over 3 years since last hiking this part of OHT section 2.  There was a good rain a couple days earlier so there was water running everywhere and I was glad not to contend with … Continue reading

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Ozark Highlands Trail – Lick Branch to Morgan Fields

A 2-night trip with a couple friends from Kansas City (RC & TC).  It was the first time seeing most of this stretch from east to west so some of it seemed unfamiliar.  The weather was pretty good, maybe a … Continue reading

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Ozark Highlands Trail – Sylamore Section

This 31.6-mile trail, disconnected from the rest of the OHT west of Richland Creek, had been on the to-do list for a long time and is now checked-off – mostly – after a 4.5 day trip over the Thanksgiving weekend. … Continue reading

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Ozark Highlands Trail – Morgan Fields to Lick Branch

The area between Morgan Fields and the Indian Creek spur was the only part of the OHT that I had hiked only once before, and that was on my very first OHT hike 5 years ago, so I was way … Continue reading

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OHT section 4 (part 2) – Arbaugh Road to Ozone

Another one-night trip organized by the OHTA, this time on the eastern half of section 4 of the Ozark Highlands Trail from Arbaugh Road to the Ozone trail head.  We did the western half about a month ago.  The main … Continue reading

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OHTA work weekend – Ozone area

The OHTA had another work weekend, this time centered around the Ozone area.

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OHT section 4 (part 1) – Lick Branch to Arbaugh Road

Though I’ve been a member of the Ozark Highlands Trail Association for over 4 years and done numerous work trips with them, I’d never been on one of their backpacking trips until this weekend – a one-nighter with 7 other … Continue reading

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Ozark Highlands Trail Maps

Printed on waterproof stock at 1:35000 scale with 50′ contours, the western map (covering Lake Fort Smith to Ozone) has been available for about a year.  At long last the eastern map is done and making its way to outdoorsy … Continue reading

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