Hiking the Ozarks
You can’t really become a proficient hiker without learning the essentials first. Join Dan Nash, founder of Hiking the Ozarks and expert outdoorsman, for a two-part land navigation class and gain the confidence to ditch that GPS. This month, there’s a hike scheduled for May 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $50, but check online for updates and any changes. The hike explores Busiek State Forest, and it’s definitely a popular one—this class has sold out the past four years. Missed the deadline? Catch the Wilderness First Aid class on June 16 instead.
37 North Expeditions
Get sweaty, get connected and get happy with 37 North Expeditions this month. Those phrases belong to their mission statement, and 37 North guarantees the fulfillment of all three after any event. The organization planned five guided hikes in May with prices ranging from $60 to $120. Passionate about botany? Then you’ll want to join the Hike and Plant ID event. But if you’re looking for something adventurous and Instagram-able, sign up for the Overnight Goat Hike and Brew and let a tribe of goats be your guide. Get updates on the group’s website.