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Bushwhack, 4.3 miles, Terry Fredrick, Hike Leader

Saturday Outing: January 12 Dayhike, Pine Hollow and the Round Rocks
Day, Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Name of Hike: Pine Hollow Round Rocks Loop
Location: Upper Buffalo Wilderness, Ozark National Forest near Mossville AR, south of Boxley Valley
Type of Hike: Bushwhack (non-trail hike), day hike, loop
Hike Distance: 4.3 mi
Vertical Elevation Difference: 700 ft
Rating: Difficult, due to a combination of elevation change (700 feet), absence of trail, undergrowth, uneven terrain, and scrambling over steep slopes and large boulders.
Features: On this bushwhack in the Upper Buffalo Wilderness we will explore a geologic oddity in Pine Hollow. In a jumble of rock slabs in a narrow hollow, large round rocks are embedded in the slabs. These metamorphic rocks, the size of basketballs, are called concretions. Many have fallen to the bottom of a ravine. We will see other interesting rock formations and several  waterfalls.
Hike Leader: Terry Fredrick (contact hike leader for more info)
Telephone and Email: 479-422-7776 M; terrfre@att.net (telephone is preferred)
Meeting Place and Time: Meet at Root School on 1529 E Mission Blvd in Fayetteville for carpooling for an 8:00 a.m. departure; or, meet at 8:40 a.m. for a quick-stop at the gas station/store in Marble AR; or, meet at 9:30 a.m. at the trailhead at the Mossville Baptist Church on AR Hwy 21, four miles south of Boxley Valley.
Driving Distance: 63 miles from the Fayetteville carpool to the Mossville AR trailhead via AR Hwy 45/US Hwy 412/AR Hwy 21.
Comments: Bring water, lunch, rain gear, gloves, and wear hiking boots. This hike includes bushwhacking. 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 not allowed on difficult hikes. Participants are required to sign a “liability release” http://www.ozarksociety.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/OS-Sign-Up_Sheet_rev4.pdf at the trailhead to take part in any Ozark Society outing. Everyone is
welcome to hike with the OSHC, whether an Ozark Society member or not.