Probably the wildest species in the
hills, these mostly young, helmet-clad weekend warriors tend to shy away from moonshine. What they crave is the natural
high of an adrenaline rush. They are drawn to the natural amusement park that is the Ozarks, where they can hike, canoe,
rappel, hang glide, rock climb, kayak, parachute, spelunk, camp, water ski, and bluff dive their city stress away. Look
for mud-splattered SUVs. Don't be fooled by imitations. A pristine Hummer with new car smell and a TV/DVD player
in the back seat is not authentic. During the hottest months of summer, they can be found skinny-dipping in remote areas,
so bring a camera.
Power bars, Gatorade, bottled water, trail mix
Low body fat, partially-healed injuries, tough hide
"My broken pelvis is healed now." Or
"Is that a tent spike in your pocket?"