I am planning a trip to the Ozark Highlands Trail in Arkansas in early April. I've been pondering this trail for several years, and if all goes well this will be my first trip there.
Anyone on HF ever hiked/hung on this trail? There are few "official" campsites, so I'll be doing a lot of "find two good trees and hang". Anything I need to be concerned about in regards to hammocking and/or hiking this trail?
I know it has sustained some serious damage in the latest ice storm. I've got a thread going on backpacker.com trying to get the scoop on conditions and determine the optimal section to hike, and I'm monitoring Tim Ernst's journal on any breaking updates.
My current plan is to go solo, but if anyone would like to meet up for a hang and/or hike together I'd be happy to do so. I can still be a little flexible on dates, but ideally I'm looking at the first week of April to hit the peak of Dogwood & redbud blooms.