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Indian Creek (Mulberry) Access to Shop Branch, Tom McClure, hike leader, 6-7 mi bushwhack, difficult

 

Day, Date: Saturday, February 29, 2019

Name of Hike: Exploring Indian Creek and Shop Branch

Type of Hike: Some trail and mostly bushwhack (non-trail hike)

Hiking Distance: 6-7 miles (2.5 mi trail, 4.5 mi bushwhack)

Elevation Gain/Loss: Maybe 500 feet

Rating: Difficult, some parts of the hike may be strenuous

Features: This hike will start on a spur trail of the Ozark Highlands Trail starting at the Indian Creek area by the Mulberry River. The hike will then follow the OHT for another mile. Then the bushwhack will begin which will include crossing Shop Branch several times-these should be rock hops but bringing hiking poles and dry socks is recommended. There will be encounters with wild and scenic areas.

Hike Leader: Tom McClure

Telephone and Email: 479-381-5273 or caddo716@hotmail.com

Meeting Place and Time:

  • Meet at First Care Medical Center South , (2523 E. Huntsville Road) intersection of AR Hwy 265 (Crossover Road) and AR Hwy 16 (Huntsville Rd) at 8:00 am for an 8:15 am departure, or
  • Meet at 9:45 at the Indian Creek Trailhead on AR Hwy 215, 7 mi east of Cass AR by the Mulberry River
  • The hike will start at 10:00

Comments: Bring water, lunch, rain gear, gloves, and wear hiking boots. Bushwhacks are non-trail hikes which are generally more difficult than trail hikes. If you have never done a bushwhack hike, contact the hike leader first to find out about the challenges of the hike. No pets are allowed on any hikes, and children under 12 years are discouraged.

Liability Release:  Participants are required to sign a “liability release” http://www.ozarksociety.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/OS-Sign-Up_Sheet_rev4.pdf to take part in any Ozark Society outing. Everyone is welcome to hike with the OSHC, whether an Ozark Society member or not.

Links to Pictures of Recent OSHC Hikes:  Links can be seen on the Ozark Society Website at www.ozarksociety.net Go to Chapters & Activities/Highlands Chapter and look for Frank Millett’s and Luke Parsch’s Flickr websites links

List of Winter/Spring OHSC Hikes:
January 1 – 16th Annual New Year’s Day hike at Lake Fayetteville, led by Molly Saxon
January 4th – Lake Sequoia hike, led by Eunice and Frank Millet
January 11th – Waterfall Hike starting at Cherry Bend Trailhead, led by JB Clark
January 18th – “Round Rocks” hike in Upper Buffalo Wilderness, led by Terry Fredrick
January 25th – Bowers Hollow in the Upper Buffalo Wilderness, led by Terry Fredrick
February 1st – Leatherwood Creek at the Buffalo National River
February 8th – Brenda Brown will lead her birthday hike,
February 8th – Pulaski Chapter hike, carpool organized by Luke Parsch to Blue Hole, an area of concern
February 15th – Estep and Accord Falls, Ozark National Forest
Saturday, February 22, 2020 – Norma Senyard, Sandstone Castles and Twin Falls of the Richland Creek area
Saturday, February 29, 2020 – Thomas McClure, Indian Creek are of the Mulberry River
Saturday, March 7, 2020 – Family Friendly hike led by Shari Withey
Saturday, March 7, 2020 – Buffalo River Trail: Spring Creek Road to Dillard’s Ferry (Hwy 14), 6.1 mi, moderate, Luke Parsch
Saturday, March 14, 2020 – Hemmed-in-Hollow, Charley Reese
Saturday, March 21, 2020 – Indian Creek, Terry Fredrick
Saturday, March 28, 2020 – Buffalo River Classic, Withrow Springs State Park
Saturday, April 4, 2020 – Smith Creek Preserve, Steve Singleton
Saturday, April 11, 2020 – Rock Creek, Ozark National Forest, Mike McKinnon
Saturday, April 18, 2020 – White Rock to see Silver Bells (Fred Paillet)
Saturday, April 25, 2020 – Spring Meeting
Saturday, May 2, 2020 –
Saturday, May 9, 2020