Pics from the Gathering

Here are the pics from the Gathering of Hikers.  Hope to see you at the next one!

Short Video from the Gathering. 

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Front of the Pavilion

Front of the Pavilion

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New addition to the Gathering Etowahoutfitters Friday night supper

New addition to the Gathering Etowahoutfitters Friday night supper

Chef Paul serving

Chef Paul serving

Another hungry camper being served by Chef Paul

Another hungry camper being served by Chef Paul

Mr. Hastings, campground host, enjoying the meal

Mr. Hastings, campground host, enjoying the meal

Gimpy

Gimpy

Gimpy show his sleeping bag

Gimpy show his sleeping bag

Gear give away

Gear give away

Chef Paul's class

Chef Paul’s class

Carson Young

Carson Young

Bearpaw Wilderness Designs Canopy 1

Bearpaw Wilderness Designs Canopy 1

Ulhikers Navigation Class

Ulhikers Navigation Class

Etowahoutfitters table

Etowahoutfitters table

Geore Gehrig receiving his $50.00 gift certificate from Mike with Ouachita Trail Guide

George Gehrig receiving his $50.00 gift certificate from Mike with Ouachita Trail Guide

Fitness Challenge Out of State Backpacking/Hiking winner: Gimpy

Fitness Challenge Out of State Backpacking/Hiking winner: Gimpy

Mark Davis, Challenge winner

Mark Davis, Challenge winner

Showing Enlightened Equipment's Quilt to be given away

Showing Enlightened Equipment’s Quilt to be given away

Showing the Hyperlite Mtn. Gear Summit Pack

Showing the Hyperlite Mtn. Gear Summit Pack

Erin Diedrick receiving her Gossamer Gear Type 2 Pack

Erin Diedrick receiving her Gossamer Gear Type 2 Pack

Etowahoutfitters 10 X 10 tarp winner

Etowahoutfitters 10 X 10 tarp winner Mitch Leavin

Bearpaw Wilderness Designs Canopy 1 tent won by Joseph Hogg

Bearpaw Wilderness Designs Canopy 1 tent won by Joseph Hogg

Donita Davis winner her Summit Pack by Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Donita Davis winner her Summit Pack by Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Don Hamilton winning his Enigma Quilt by Enlightened Equipment

Don Hamilton winning his Enigma Quilt by Enlightened Equipment

Janet Trigg winning her Hennessey Hammock

Janet Trigg winning her Hennessey Hammock

Tony Johnston Winner of the Underground Quilt

Tony Johnston Winner of the Underground Quilt

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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GATHERING OF HIKERS VIII:  OCT. 19-21, 2018

FRIDAY Oct. 19, 
6:00 – 8:00 pm – Spaghetti Social / Meet and Greet
Bring your chairs, plates and utensils
Spaghetti supper provided by Chef Paul with Etowah Outfitters

SATURDAY, Oct. 20
7:00 to 8:00am – Registration / Coffee and Donuts.
$10 donation payable at registration. Includes ticket for gear giveaway (must be present to win). Bring your own camp chair to the pavilion.
Gear set up for both the Gear Displays and the Gear Swap

8:00 – 9:00 am: Meet and Greet / Welcome
Coffee and Donuts

9:00 – 3pm
Various Day Hike Options (lunch on the trail)

6:30 – 7:45 pm: Potluck in the pavilion

7:45 – 10:00 pm: Gear Drawings, Evening Social – Campfire and / or a Movie


SUNDAY Oct. 21 8:00 – 10:00 am

Coffee Social and Clean Up!

 

Directions to Shady Lake

Directions:
Location: 34.363259, -94.027938
From Hot Springs take Highway 70 west 32
miles to Glenwood. Continue on 70 through
Glenwood 4 miles to Salem. Take Highway 84
(west) out of Salem through Lodi and Langley, to
Athens.  From Hwy 84 at Athens, drive West on Hwy 246,  
5 miles to the Shady Lake turn off continue 2 miles to
Shady Lake Recreation Area
From Mena or the Dequeen area go to Vandervoort
on Hwy 71, drive East on Hwy 246,  22 miles to the Shady Lake
turn off (on the left) continue 2 miles to Shady Lake Recreation Area.
If coming from the South thru Dierks:
If you are coming from the South here are some mileages:

MapToShadyLake

Shady Lake Pics.

For those of you that have never gone to Shady Lake in the beautiful
Ouachita Mountains I thought I would put on some pics for you to
view.  I will be adding more later to show the facilities we will be using.

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shady lake 1

road

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Front of the Pavilion

Front of the Pavilion

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bridge

saline creek

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