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    MO>Ozark Trail>November 13-17

    Ok the thread is officially started. the Plan at the moment is Hwy 8 (Berryman Campground) to Hwy A including Bell Mountain Loop. Approximately 47 miles.
    I will throw out some itenerary in the next few days and everyone can jump in with any ideas.

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    MO>Ozark Trail>November 13-17

    Mind if I join?

    Not 100% sure I can make it, but the route you picked is the exact one I have been looking at for the past couple of months.

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    Hi Skygzr; I won't commit at this point but would like to make this one. I'm coming off a bad knee injury so I don't know if I'll be in shape by then; that along with a new job and it might be tough but it sounds like a simply outstanding hike.

    I always thought I liked warm weather hiking/hammocking but I'm starting to think I enjoy the colder weather events even more.

    Thanks for putting something out there.

    Pyro and I are planning a short easy over nighter sometime in September. When we finalize our plans I'll put it out there for anyone to join us. It'll be a chance to get the knee going again.

    Enjoy the new week!
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    This is gonna be a blast. I personally do not care who joins us, as long as you can keep up... I hear Ramen moves like the wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skygzr View Post
    Ok the thread is officially started. the Plan at the moment is Hwy 8 (Berryman Campground) to Hwy A including Bell Mountain Loop. Approximately 47 miles.
    I will throw out some itenerary in the next few days and everyone can jump in with any ideas.

    List of Participants:

    skygzr (and maybe significant other)
    Hoot
    Ramen Shamen
    Kerflop
    I did that section last year, Cost me two toe nails ,Its brutal But a good brutal lots of elevation changes. Especially the last 10 to 20 miles. If you guys know approximately where you are going to be Thursday night I could meet you guys.

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    I would love to go on this hike. I will have to check with the wife and verify how much vacation I have. I will keep an eye on this and let you guys know.

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    My new job is keeping me very busy and I dont have any vacation to spare, but I might be able to join you guys on Friday night if it works out.
    With beauty all around you, may you walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco View Post
    My new job is keeping me very busy and I dont have any vacation to spare, but I might be able to join you guys on Friday night if it works out.
    I will work on maps and iternary this week- just been very hectic for me as well this month- sorry for the delay in details
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    Sounds good Disco... Work has been busy for me too... Skygzr, I look forward to seeing the plan.

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    Itinerary and Outline

    Wednesday Nov 13 Day 1
    Meet at the Berryman Campground off Hwy 8 by mid afternoon and shuttle car/cars to Hwy A parking lot- return to Berryman and hang in the campground ( can explore Berryman Trail and loosen up) car camping food and adjust gear as needed

    Thursday Nov 14 Day 2
    Start from Berryman campground OTMM 32. Hike to Hazel Creek Trailhead OTMM45.
    As I recall this section can be a bit boggy and overgrown, but plenty of water available and a good first day of 13 miles. The Hazel Creek trailhead is a primitive spot , but does have fire ring and picnic tables

    Friday Nov 15 Day 3
    OTMM45 to OTMM59 from Hazel Creek Trailhead to Nazarenko Spring (just before junction with Council Bluff Lake loop trail. 14 miles*. Relatively straight forward section with your typical trail- up to a ridge line and then down to the creekbed.

    Saturday Nov 16 Day 4
    OTMM59 to Hwy A trail head OTMM70. Evaluation of physical ability- arrival time around 1-2 pm. We can stay at the Hwy A trail head and camp. Leaving Sunday morning for anyone that wants to hike up to Bell Mountain in the morning as a day hike and return before going home- or continue on up to Bell Mountain to camp for Saturday night. This would be an additional 6 miles for a total on Saturday of 17 miles*

    Sunday Nov 17 Day 5
    Hike out down the way you came or finish the Bell Mountain loop 6 miles. Pile in and shuttle back to Berryman Campsite.

    *if you push on to the Big River on Day 3 you make Day 3, 16 miles, but reduce Day 4 to 15 miles

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    TraceCreek2mile54to63 Day 2B&3A.jpg
    TraceCreek3mile2to12 Day 3B&4.jpg
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