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Richland Creek Backpack and over night Campout in December burrr!

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Post by Mark Jones on December 6th 2014, 5:39 pm

In a couple of weeks on Dec 20th and 21st we get to go backpacking down to Richland Creek. We day hiked to this place last month and everyone wanted to backpack in and camp up above the twin falls this time.

We had a early winter so not sure what the temps will be. A few years back it got down below 20 and snow melt sure made those river crossings sting.

Getting the permission slip and stuff ready to post. You guys need to come on down to Arkansas and go with us.

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Post by Mark Jones on December 6th 2014, 8:55 pm

Just in case if you get a hankering for some backpacking with us.

http://readyrangers.tzo.com/richlandcreek2014perm.pdf
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Post by Phillip Gross on December 6th 2014, 10:53 pm

I'd love to bring the boys over and take you up on one of your offers someday! Look forward to the write up and pics.
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Post by Mark Jones on December 7th 2014, 7:45 am

We would enjoy the fellowship. This past week the phone has been buzzing around this Richland Creek trip. Looking forward to the challenges and get away.

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Post by Mark Jones on December 16th 2014, 11:16 am

We are up to about 15 on the list to go. This weekend. Low of 27, high of 44 and 10% chance of rain and 4mph wind. Perfect.

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Post by ccm2361 on December 16th 2014, 6:01 pm

Mark
I say this in love...

you guys are nuts!  

lol!

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Post by Mark Jones on December 17th 2014, 7:20 am

Ya. I agree. Yesterday morning I spent 3 hours up on a ladder in high cold wind finding a fault in a telephone cable out in the country. I count it has a blessing.
1. It makes me appreciate the warmth inside the truck.
2. It gives me good exercise and makes me stretch.
3. Pays way above most other work.
4. I get a kick out of knowning many folks can't hack it. GRIN!
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Post by Mark Jones on December 19th 2014, 8:06 am

These backpacking trips are a great opportunity to witness to others. All you have to say is were going backpacking this weekend and doing river crossings. They start asking questions.

Most shake their heads. A few want to come along. GRIN! They all get a witness of the Holy Ghost working in our lives.

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Post by Mark Jones on December 22nd 2014, 2:59 pm

We had a great time. Had 11 in the group. Older group but all in the family of Rangers. The river was up and those river crossings made it TRICKY!


https://exploretheozarks.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/richland-creek-wilderness-backpack-pt-1/

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Post by Mark Jones on December 23rd 2014, 7:10 am

Posted the rest of the pictures and links and a photo narriated slide show of the event. Good stuff. Hope you can make the next trip.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 24th 2014, 3:33 pm

I love camping in snow the boys still talk of the one and only time we went to dist winter camp. We've discussed going again in Feb. We're pumped!

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Post by Mark Jones on December 26th 2014, 7:23 am

That would be awesome. It's a little discomfort but the rewards are out of this world.
It's fun to over come these type of things. It reminds me of what Johnnie Barnes said about why camping.

This last trip we took. We had folk of all parts in society. Engineer, LPN, College Students, Web devleopers, unemployeed young and old. Camping puts them on the same level and they work together to get it done.

Good stuff.

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Post by Mark Jones on December 29th 2014, 4:03 pm


This is a video of our first river crossing. About 5 minutes in is our first chance to shine in River rescues. He was fine and had a great time despite the dip in the ice cold river.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AffZSLvZHMg&list=UUceCsMCnWcyOF1_1cQ0POxg
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