This will be an easy hike on the Pigeon Roost Trail, a scenic 8.5 mile loop on the south shore of Beaver Lake near Rogers, Arkansas (about 4 hours from KC). Some ascents & descents but no scrambling or real ruggedness.
We'll drive down Friday morning and hike in to the backcountry campsites, arriving by late afternoon. On Saturday we'll hike out and camp at Rocky Branch Park, a Corps of Engineers campground on the lake that's a short drive from the trail head. We have two sites reserved which have electricity and access to bathrooms and showers.
On Sunday after packing up, we'll visit Crystal Bridges in Bentonville for some art appreciation and enjoy a few short nature trails before beginning the drive home.
Whether you're new to backpacking or just want an adventure with a leisurely pace, this is a trip for you! This outing is limited to 10 participants.
Outings like this are one way our local Sierra Club group raises money to fund operations. A donation of $5 would be gratefully accepted.
Link to the discussion board for 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/.