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Backpacking the Ozarks OHT
Please join me for a great trip to the Ozarks. We did this trip, in 2016 and had a great time doing day hikes in the area. This trip I plan on backpacking the west 1/4 the Ozark Highland Trail for 40-45 miles. We will be hitting some cool places on the way back home as well. I will have two spots open in my vehicle at the time of this posting. https://ozarkhighlandstrail.com/ My itinerary is to leave the Grand Rapids area on 12/21-22 and be ready to start the journey on 12/23-24. I will be leaving my vehicle at Dockery’s Gap. I will use a shuttle service if needed to get back to the starting point, Indian Creek. I’m planning on 4 to 5 days on the trail. 12/24 - Day 1: Indian Creek start of west bound trip. Hike to Hare Mountain and camp. 8.3 miles 12/25 - Day 2: Hare Mountain to Fane Creek camp. 11.2 miles. 12/26 - Day 3: Fane Creek to White Rock. 13.1 miles. Possible 2nd night at White Rock 12/27 - Day 4: White Rock to Dockery Gap. 8.1 miles. Possible 2nd night at White Rock 12/28 - Day 5: White Rock to Dockery Gap. If two nights at White Rock. This itinerary is subject to change, and is just a reference. If this is a trip you’d be interested in please contact me to discuss.

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    The Great Lakes Hiking, Biking, & Kayaking Group was established to provide a single place for outdoor enthusiasts to find a variety of fun, outdoor adventures while meeting new people who love the same activities.

    Our focus is on hiking, cycling, and paddling, but we enjoy any outdoor activity that brings people together and keeps us active. We will also combine other interests with our main activities to create an all new level of fun. Some examples include spending the day on the beach after a hike along the shore, camping during a kayaking weekend, riding bikes to a Whitecaps game, and taking photos of Michigan’s beautiful landscapes on nature walks.

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    The Great Lakes Hiking, Biking, & Kayaking Group was established to provide a single place for outdoor enthusiasts to find a variety of fun, outdoor adventures while meeting new people who love the same activities.

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