Hi there. im from oregon and have never been to the ozarks. Im looking for a 150-250 miler i can do in december or MAAAAYBE november. january 2nd or so would be about when id need to be home by at latest. which involves a flight to oregon.
My question is, is this hike pretty doable around that time for an experienced hiker. the cold doesnt bother me. mainly what im concerned with is snow (do the lower elevations in that area get snow regularly?), and are the water fordings something to worry about when paired with 50 or below weather? like am i likely to often ford through waste high water or are we talking knee or less usually? remember, im being december specific. ill buy the guidebook before i go of course. thank you!