Beginning Backpack Adventure!
March 13 @ 8:00 am - March 14 @ 5:00 pm$120 – $150
Join us March 13th and 14th for this excursion to Arkansas for the perfect beginning backpacking adventure! We’ve scoped out the trail, planned the camping spot and we’re prepared to guide you, support your experience on the trail and have a GREAT adventure with YOU! We will travel to Hobbs State Park near Beaver Lake where we’ll hike a 8.5 miles on the Pigeon Roost Trail. Although this is a beginning backpacking adventure, the trail is rated as moderately difficult and strenuous due to several hill climbs. The trail winds through narrow hollows and up and along rugged ridges. It travels through stands of native pines, hardwoods, and typical Ozark vegetation. There are several locations that offer great views of the Van Hollow branch of Beaver Lake. Participants can choose to arrive Friday and arrange lodging or camping on their own. The trail is located in the Hobbs State Park Conservation Area approximately 20 minutes from Rogers, Arkansas.
What are you paying for? We’ve done all the planning, made reservations, made contact with area park rangers and have a plan if an emergency arises. We’ve also pre-hiked and chosen a campground. We’ll ensure that we have filtered drinking and cooking water, firewood and s’mores for dessert! In addition, we’ll provide you with a gear list, clothing suggestions and a BONUS pre-hike and pack weigh-in event at the Perry Lake Trail on Saturday March 6th at 10am to help you hone your plan. Two experienced Dirty Girl Guides will be with you every step of the way!
When: Saturday March 13th through Sunday March 14th, 2021 (The average temperature range for these date is from 39* to 60* – perfect!)
Check in time: Saturday March 13th 10:30am
Estimated completion time: Sunday March 14th 1:00pm
Bonus Hike and pack weigh-in: Saturday March 6th 10am Perry Lake Trail (details provided with registration)