A fairly casual trip on the Buffalo River Trail - from Boxley to the Steel Creek Campground (12.6 miles). We can add a day hike to Lost Valley or Hawksbill Crag on Sunday, time permitting.
Participation will be limited to about 6 people. Get on the waiting list here (preferably) or by email to [masked]. Once you're approved, I'll move you to the YES list.
Outings like this are one way our local Sierra Club group raises money to fund operations. A donation of $10 would be gratefully accepted.
There will be a rendezvous point south of Kansas City for those wishing to share a ride, and another in Ponca AR from which we will set up our shuttle car(s) at Steel Creek before heading to the Boxley trail head.
A rough plan for Friday:
08:00 Depart South KC rendezvous
12:00 Arrive in Harrison Ark
13:00 Depart Harrison
13:40 Arrive in Ponca
14:30 Arrive at Boxley trail head
16:00 Arrive at camp #1
I anticipate hiking about 3 miles Friday, 7.5 on Saturday, and the remaining 2+ miles on Sunday. There may not be water available near the camps so be equipped to carry 3-4 liters. There may not be fire rings in our camp areas therefore no camp fire in those cases.
We will be in an area open to deer hunting so wearing some bright orange is highly recommended.
As usual, we'll Leave No Trace (and that means a lot more than just carrying out our trash). If you don't agree, don't sign-up.
Don't have all the gear for a backpacking trip? No problem, we have some available for loan to Sierra Club members for use on this outing.
During the sign-in process all participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the Liability Waiver before you choose to participate in an outing, please go to: http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/ .