Backpacking Section 5 of the Ouachita Trail (27.1 Miles)
See Schedule below for mileage each day.
Ouachita Trail Section 5 between Big Brushy Recreation Area and Highway 27 near Story, AR.
Starting Location: https://goo.gl/maps/YXX8maPJtynpAhvN9
Ending Location: https://goo.gl/maps/YHEEu1F84uoEES679
Meet Sunday (12/27) at 12:45 at the Bryant Walmart Parking Lot. Depart by 1:00
Wednesday (12/30) 3:00 at Colton’s Steakhouse in Benton. NOTE: We are planning to arrive at Colton’s at 2:00.
Watch your email on Wednesday for time changes
$10 for the Trip. (Can be paid from Scout Account)
$15-$30 CASH for lunch at Colton’s Steakhouse. See menu link below to determine how much money to bring. Be sure to account for tax and tip. https://www.coltonssteakhouse.com/assets/menus/AR_Benton.pdf
Dan Karp 501-303-8279
There will be little cell phone service in this area. Dan will be able to communicate with us via Satellite Phone.
We will be following the BSA and Department of Health guidelines as our safety plan. Everyone must sleep in separate tents and no stacking hammocks.
Everyone will be expected to have a mask and wear it when needed.
Food will be individually purchased and cooked separately from others. We will not be utilizing patrol boxes so bring your own utensils and anything that you require for your meals.
Please have a conversation with your youth before departure so that the rules are clearly understood.
See Backpacking Checklist on our website.
See Backpacking Food Ideas on our website.
Eat lunch before you arrive.
NOTE: Breakfast should take less than 10 minutes to prepare and cleanup.
Monday: Breakfast, Trail Lunch, Supper
Tuesday: Breakfast, Trail Lunch, Supper
High’s between 55 and 65 degrees. Low’s between 26 and 48 degrees.
Rain expected Tuesday Morning and Wednesday.
1:00 – Depart Walmart
3:30 – Arrive where FR-33 crosses the Ouachita Trail near Big Brushy Recreation Area.
Hike 5.1 miles to Fiddler Creek Shelter.
Shuttle Drivers take vehicles to the end of the trail
Hike 8 Miles to Suck Mountain Shelter
Hike 8 miles to Story Creek Shelter
Hike 6 miles to Highway 27 near Story, AR
Drive to Colton’s Steakhouse in Benton arrive by 2:00.