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Ouachita Challenge
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The Ouachita Mountain Hikers is an informal group

with various levels of hiking ability.

WE HIKE TWICE A WEEK! Saturday hikes - easier hikes (4-6 miles) in good places like: · Hot Springs National Park · Arkansas State Parks · Hot Springs Village Thursday hikes - more difficult hikes (8-12 miles) on forest trails in places like: · Ouachita National Recreation Trail · Ouachita National Forest Monthly overnight trips to visit trails in the Ozarks, Buffalo National River and nearby states WHY DO WE HIKE? To Have fun, and to enjoy the camaraderie of other hikers. To Stay healthy, because hiking is great exercise!  To Enjoy the "Natural State." Arkansas' most beautiful places are on the trails. Hiking helps you to learn your way around. To Serve the trails. We help with trail maintenance, litter patrols and fund raisers. We support Hot Springs National Park, National Forest Service and State Parks.
Click a photo 2018-02-03 Little Blakely North Loop
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We would love to have you hike with us! Click here for a membership application.
2018-02-01 OT Hwy 10 to Lunsford Corner
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Ouachita Challenge 2018 The time has come to mark calendars for this year’s Ouachita Challenge.  This year will be the third year that a committee composed of representatives from the non-profit groups that receive benefits will direct the Challenge.  The Ouachita Mountain Challenge Association (OMCA) has worked to improve the event each year for the participants and volunteers.  FoOT is a major player in the OMCA. The Challenge will take place on the week-end of March 24 th  & 25 th .  FoOT member, Robert Cavanaugh will again co-ordinate volunteers for the event.  He will be soliciting volunteers several weeks prior to the start date.  If you know now that you will be volunteering, drop Robert an email at stonecoldrc@yahoo.com. The Challenge is the premier fund raiser for FoOT each year.  Several other very worthy groups benefit as well.  Last year’s response for volunteers was excellent, without a need to double up on assignments.  I trust we will make Robert’s job easy this year. The Challenge each year is special where a good time is had by all – bikers as well as volunteers.  We hope you will be able to join us for a great weekend in the Ouachitas.  Mark your calendar and plan to attend.  Your help is always greatly appreciated. Bo Lea, FoOT President