The Ozark Society Highlands Chapter meets every fourth Tuesday of each month (Sep-May) at the First United Presbyterian Church (Witherspoon Hall), 695 E Calvin St, Fayetteville AR 72701. Refreshments are at 6:30 p.m. followed by speakers and business at 7:00 p.m. Visitors are welcome.
Pictures from our outings are below in the Chapter Photo Gallery and at: Parsch Flickr Photos
Outings and Activities
Place: Witherspoon Hall, First United Presbyterian Church, 695 E. Calvin St., Fayetteville 72701 AR Time: 6:30 p.m. social, 7:00 p.m. program/speaker, 8:00 p.m. short meeting. Hiking the Last 200 Miles of the Applachian Trail Join us for Brian Thompson's presentation on the last 200 miles of the Appalachian Trail. It's reported that to cover the total distance of the 2,180-mile journey takes about 5 to 6 months to complete and costs about $1000/month. Here’s our chance to hear from an expert what it's really like. Refreshments and social time start at 6:30pm, and then Brian's presentation starts at 7pm. A short chapter meeting will follow the presentation. Event: Ozark Society Highlands Chapter Monthly Meeting (September 2018) Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Place: Witherspoon Hall, First United Presbyterian Church, 695 E. Calvin St., Fayetteville AR 72701 Time: 6:30 p.m. social, 7:00 p.m. program/speaker, 8:00 p.m. short meeting Topic: Hiking the Last 200 Miles of the Appalachian Trail Speaker: Brian ThompsonFind out more
Mark your calendar! The Fall 2018 Buffalo River Trail construction session is October 12-19. We'll be camping at Tyler Bend again in the main campground (sites #22-26 at no charge) so join us for a day, the weekend, or the whole week. If there is enough interest the work can continue on the 20th and maybe the 21st. If you can join us for the week, or most of it, there is an option where you can pay $50 into a fund to cover food and camp expenses and then participate in our group meals (Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast). I've also started a 3-day option for $35. Contact me for more details. Otherwise you will need to supply your own food and cooking/eating/cleaning utensils. Regardless, everyone needs to supply their own sleeping accommodations, water containers and work gloves. Safety glasses are very beneficial for some tasks. A daypack for carrying your stuff on the trail is very useful. The Park Service supplies the tools, although you can bring your own if you'd like. The campground has potable water, flush toilets, and hot showers.Find out more
The Ozark Society Fall Membership Meeting is scheduled for the weekend of October 13-14th at Lake Claiborne State Park, Louisiana, to be hosted by the Bayou Chapter. In addition to the Ozark Society general membership meeting and Saturday evening potluck, the park offers hiking, mountain biking, swimming, fishing and 2 disc golf courses. Sounds like fun for everyone! For more information call (318) 927-2976 or (888) 677-2524 or visit the Lake Claiborne State Park or the Bayou Chapter Facebook pages. Here’s our schedule for the event: Saturday, October 13 8:00am Registration and Breakfast – Provided by Bayou Chapter 9:30am Welcome to Meeting – Roy O’Neal, Bayou Chapter Chair 9:35am Welcome to Park – Wesley Harris, Park Ranger 9:45am General Meeting – David Peterson, Ozark Society Chair 11:00am Talk by Jeff Girard – Louisiana state archaeologist 12:00 pm Lunch on your own 1:00 pm Afternoon activities – contact trip leaders at the event for details Hike up Mt. Driskill – Dick Maxwell, leader Hike in Park – Vickie Rech, leader Orienteering in Park – Jenny and Gary Hackman, leaders 6:00pm Pot Luck Dinner – all members 7:30pm Cajun Music – Monty and Marsha Brown Sunday, October 14 8:00am Leftover Breakfast 9:00am Ozark [...]Find out more