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Ragtown Road Trailhead to Spirits Creek Loop on the Ozark Highlands Trail, Hike Leader Brenda Brown, 4 miles, moderate. (AKA:  Brenda Brown Birthday Hike).


Name of Hike: Brenda’s Birthday Hike, Ragtown Road to Spirits Creek Loop

Type of Hike: Trail and some bushwhacking’

Distance: 4 miles

Rating: Moderate due to some elevation gain and loss, maybe wet creek crossings

Features: This is a lovely section of the Ozark Highlands Trail. We will follow the trail for awhile, then bushwhack off to visit the falls and follow the trail back to the cars. The plan is to tailgate at an old CCC day use campground after the hike.

Hike Leader: Brenda Brown

Telephone and Email: 479 366 2680 or goatlady2557@gmail.com

Meeting Place and Time:

  • Meet at First Care Medical Center South parking lot, intersection of ARHwy 265 (Crossover Road) and AR Hwy 16 (Huntsville Rd) in Fayetteville for carpooling and a 9:00 departure, or,
  • Meet at Turner Bend Store (2 miles south of Cass) at 9:45 am

The Trailhead is 7.3 miles from the Turner Bend Store on a dirt road. There is not a lot of parking at the trailhead so hikers will need to assemble in as few cars as possible.

Comments: Bring water, lunch, rain gear, gloves, and wear hiking boots. Bring a towel, water shoes (tennis shoes, sandals) and extra socks in case of wet feet. No pets are allowed on any hikes, and children under 12 years are discouraged. 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.

List of Hikes for Winter/Spring 2020:
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 – Step and Accord Falls, Ozark National Forest
Saturday, February 22, 2020 – Norma Senyard will lead a hike to be determined
Saturday, February 29, 2020 – Thomas McClure will lead a hike to the Indian Creek are of the Mulberry River (once in 4 year opportunity to hike on this day)
Saturday, March 7, 2020 –
Saturday, March 14, 2020 –
Saturday, March 21, 2020 –
Saturday, March 28, 2020 – Buffalo River Classic – more information coming from Chris Kline
Saturday, April 4, 2020 –
Saturday, April 11, 2020 –
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 –