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Anybody familiar with the OHT?
Anyone have any insight on this area of the OHT, or the water quality in general on the trail?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ozark Highlands Trail questions
March 09, 3:30pm

Ozark Highlands Trail questions
We are preparing to do 40-50 miles of the OHT starting at the western end in the first week of April. I have the guidebook, and the .pdf maps from Ouachitamaps.com and have been looking at them to...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ozark Highlands Trail questions
March 07, 8:46pm

Yellow River SF in NE Iowa
You might look at Yellow River State Forest in NE Iowa, about 15-20 miles NW of Prairie du Chien WI. It would probably be around 4-5 hours, depending where you are in Chicago. It would be a good ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking trails in the Midwest, specifically near Chicago?
March 07, 8:03pm

Re: Smokies/Nantahala area in October
Anyone that knows the area have any input?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Smokies/Nantahala area in October
September 18, 2:24pm

Smokies/Nantahala area in October
My Uncle Sam was kind enough to send me somewhere close to the AT this time and I am looking at doing a short section in the first week of October. I have read and heard about how nice the Smokies...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Smokies/Nantahala area in October
September 16, 3:05pm

Pic of "big pot noodle container"?
Ed- I know it has been a while since your post, but can you post a pic of the noodle container you use? That sounds like the perfect solution for those that don't want to use the caddy (the ca...

In GEAR » Doing without the caddy for a Caldera Cone?
July 17, 1:13pm

Re: Cherry Bend Section
Thanks James. We were looking at starting at Arbaugh or the trailhead just to the west of there and ending somewhere at, or just east of, Big Piney. I notice there has been a lot of rain lately, s...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ozark Highlands Trail questions
March 15, 12:07pm

Change of Plans
In the few weeks I have been away, circumstances have changed for our hike. I spoke with the caretaker at White Rock Mountain and was told that they expect it to be extremely busy during spring br...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ozark Highlands Trail questions
March 09, 10:07am

Re: Ozark Highlands Trail questions
Thanks again Geoff. Since we are trying to lighten everything up as much as possible to help out our backs (two of us have persistent back problems), we were definitely looking to carry a maximum ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ozark Highlands Trail questions
February 12, 12:25pm

Re: section hiking the OHT
Thanks, good info Geoff. Was March a good time to be on the trail? It seemed like we could avoid the bugs and ticks that way (can't stand the ticks!). Did you cache food anywhere or carry it...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ozark Highlands Trail questions
February 10, 7:45pm

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