The trips shown on this page are open to all Ozark Society members. (You must be a member to participate.) Chapter outings are shown on the calendar

Please follow directions listed in the notice to make your arrangements!

On outfitter-led trips, you are responsible for making your own arrangements directly with the company. You may be travelling with other OS members, but the trip is led by outfitter, not the OS.

For outings led by Ozark Society trip leaders, please remember you are responsible for carrying all of your own gear and rental arrangements; all participants may be asked to help carry community gear.

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The 2018 Colorado High Adventure Trip will be held at Cascade Campground from Sunday thru Saturday, July 15 – 21. The campground is located in the Collegiate Peaks area of the San Isabel National Forest on County Road 162 west of Nathrop, Colorado. If you prefer motel accommodations to camping, you can make reservations at nearby motels or bed & breakfasts. Please be sure your reservation arrives by June 1 at the latest. The trip is limited to 60 people.

You must be an Ozark Society member to participate in this trip. If you are not already a member, you may join by sending $30 annual dues along with trip fee of $175 for campers or $125 for non-campers. You will also need to complete the information form for the trip and include it with your fees. The information form is located below at the bottom of this post and in the Pack and Paddle newsletter.

Reservations will be accepted between January 1st and May 31st, 2018. To confirm your place on the Colorado outing, send your information form and a check made out to the Ozark Society to:

Catherine Tolson

216 Vinwood Rd

Monroe, LA 71203

Meals will be provided for all trip participants, regardless of whether you are camping or staying elsewhere. The meals will begin with dinner on Sunday July 15 and end with dinner on Friday July 20. If you have special dietary needs or preferences, you may need to bring your own food as the menus are planned well in advance of the trip.

There will be a variety of outings from which to choose: hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, sightseeing, and rafting or boating on the Arkansas River. If you plan to canoe, kayak, or bike, you should bring your own equipment. For rafting, you will need to make your own arrangements with a local outfitter.

If you have any questions about the trip, contact Catherine Tolson by phone at 318-680-9280 or by email at

Colorado High Adventure form for 2018

Paddle the Salmon River July 29-August 3 2018

Middle Fork of Salmon River

Aggipah River Trips (Bill Bernt,, 208-756-4167) has agreed to host Ozark Society members on a 5 night, 6 day trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. The trip will launch from Boundary Creek on July 29, 2018. There are two trip options: row or paddle your own boat, or ride with Aggipah. Until the end of 2017, the cost of the trip is $2150 to ride with Aggipah or $1505 to take your own boat. After January 1, the cost of the trip is $2200 and $1540, respectively. A 25% deposit is needed to secure your place on the trip (Aggipah, PO Box 425, Salmon, Idaho, 83467)  If you have any questions please call Bill Bernt at Aggipah or Stewart Noland (, 501-666-2989). If you sign up for the trip, please let Stewart know so we can coordinate logistics. If this date is not good for you, Aggipah has other launch dates listed on its website.



Grand Canyon Rafting – April 22-28, 2018


Canyoneers (800-525-0924, has agreed to host Ozark Society members on an All the Grand, six night seven day motor powered raft trip on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. The trip will begin and end in Flagstaff, Arizona. The launch date is April 22, 2018. As of October 30, 2017, there are 20 spaces available on the trip. The cost of the trip is $2595 per person. The weather and water in the Grand Canyon in April are usually very agreeable, making April a prime time to take this trip. For more information or to sign up for the trip please contact Canyoneers, asking for Mike.

This trip is a good opportunity in a short period of time to see the Grand Canyon from Lee’s Ferry below Glen Canyon Dam to Pearce Ferry on Lake Mead. Ozark Society members that made this trip several years ago really enjoyed the experience. When the boat stops to take a side hike, take it. The side canyons on the Grand Canyon are magical.