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Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the Ozarks: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks in the Mountains, Wildernesses and Geological Wonders of Arkansas & Missouri (Explorer's 50 Hikes) Paperback – April 21, 2008
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As the title would indicate, this is a book dealing with 50 hiking trails located in the Missouri and Arkansas Ozarks. It should be noted that a few of these trails are outside the area that traditionally are known as the Ozarks, some of those located in Eastern Missouri being the most notable. Each of the trails is given an entire chapter and one black and white photo to represent some aspect of the trail. The author has included total distances, hiking time, vertical rise, rating (easy, mild, difficult, etc.), and maps with GPS coordinates. The author has done a pretty good job of describing the trail, identifying and specific difficulties and letting the hiker know the nature of the facilities at each location. It should be noted here that the author's distances will differ somewhat from government and local literature. I would highly recommend that you go by the author's figures rather than the government figures as they are much more accurate. I would also recommend that you pick up local literature at the site of the trail before you begin the hike, ignoring the distances, but paying close attention to other trail tips and camp locations, if applicable.
Some of the location directions of some of these trails are a bit general and I do recommend you purchase a map of the local area, or at least a good, detailed state map.Read more ›
This is a worthwhile book to have and is in the same style and detail as his other books.
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We are ecstatic to get out and document each of our trips to these beautiful places. We plan to list which season we visit each location, where to find wild fruit to harvest, and... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jodi
Bought this as a birthday gift for a hiker. He seemed pleased with it.Published 20 months ago by Audrey A. Bridges
Unfortunately I received this guide after my vacation to the Ozarks. After reviewing the book after my hiking experience, I found it very accurate. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Martin Puckhaber
I love that this one covers both Arkansas and Missouri. I still think there is more you could include, but it's still cool.Published on April 15, 2013 by Meowser
I used this when hiking in Arkansas last month. Descriptions were accurate. I did manage to not complete a couple hikes, but those were probably operator error.Published on January 2, 2013 by Jana Smith
This book gives great information about trails in the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas. The book is full of many great trails and gives great tips on sights to see as well as trail... Read morePublished on December 15, 2012 by Eric R. Yates