Backpacking section 6 of the Ouachita Trail
Friday Night: Drive to the Hwy 27 Trail head. Hike 1 mile to John Archer Shelter
Saturday: Hike 11.4 miles to Big Branch Shelter
Sunday: Hike 2.1 miles to FR #78 South Crossing
There will be no short hike.
NOTE: There will be shelters at our campsites, however these are first-come-first served. Do not count on the shelters being available. Everyone needs to pack as if they are not available.
Ouachita Trail Section 6
Friday. Meet at 5:30 at Salem United Methodist Church. Depart at 6:00
Sunday at 1:00 at Salem United Methodist Church. Watch email for time changes.
$40. Must make arrangements to pay before the trip.
Bring money for McDonalds if time allows.
John Douglas 501-920-0928
Gear should be packed in a properly fitted backpack. Bring warm clothes and hiking boots. If you need a backpack, please contact Mr. Douglas.
See checklists below.
Eat supper before you arrive on Friday.
Backpacking style meals – Scouts should pair up and provide meals that are portable.
Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper
Sunday – Breakfast
Cold. Low 27, High 60. Chance of rain Saturday Morning.