A Week In The Ozarks
|Host: Alf Carter
Length of Tour: 5 days, 4 nights
Lodge: $1,050 per 2 persons.
Cabin: $890 per 2 persons
Includes lodging plus
guide services for three days
and two Azalea Falls t-shirts.
Looking Out Over Boxley Valley
Situated mainly within three states, the 60,000 square mile Ozark Plateau stretches from eastern Oklahoma to southern Missouri to northern Arkansas. The Ozark Mountains, rising to a height of 2,560 feet in Arkansas' Boston Mountains, represent the largest area of highlands between the Appalachians and the Rockies. These rolling hills and low mountains offer rugged terrain, eroded by water from springs and rivers flowing on a journey to the Mississippi River.
Sparsely populated, the Ozark region is unknown to many people, conjuring up scenes of pioneer cabins among the vast hardwood tree cover, where life takes on a slower pace. It is indeed a place where you can get glimpses of an earlier way of life, but it also holds many beautiful, scenic discoveries within its rolling landscape. Spend a week hiking with guide Alf Carter to remote areas that few ever get to see.
The Hidden Valley
Visit one of Arkansas' best kept secrets. Walk for several miles along one of the most scenic blufflines in Arkansas. Explore ancient bluff shelters. Enjoy the beautiful views, waterfalls, and wildlife in this unspoiled part of the Ozarks. This is not a trail hike.
Sam's Throne is the premier climbing spot in the Ozarks. It also has one of the great hiking trails. Walk out to Chicken Head Point, then down and across the valley floor to Sam's Throne. Visit with climbers or even try it yourself. Climb the crack to the top of the throne and get a great view of the surrounding bluffs and valley below.
On Top Of The Mountain
Make the quest for the top of the mountain and be rewarded with the most beautiful view of the Erbie Valley. The climb is through forest to begin with, then dramatically upwards over benches. Once you reach the face of this bluff, you will climb up a narrow crack in the bluff to arrive at the top. This is not a trail hike.
Time to relax, spend some time visiting with your hosts and recounting your adventures. Perhaps take a short walk on the private trail. Checkout time is 11 am.
Additional Hikes Available
Steel Creek to Ponca
Round Top Mountain
The Cecil Creek Loop Trail
Buffalo River Trail - Kyles to Erbie
The Goat Trail At Erbie
Hemmed In Hollow
Pedestal Rock & King's Bluff
Many More To Choose From
Our published proposals and itineraries are strictly starting points. Feel free to ask for changes in the program, discuss ideas for additional services or maybe propose something altogether different. We would be delighted to help in what ever way we can.