The OT runs from just west of Little Rock to Talihina (Ok). Our plan has us doing the trail from East to West. There are two main reasons for this – ease of access to the start of the trail and the fact that the eastern end is a little flatter (so we can have a few easier days at the start). We also would have the advantage that Francis could pick us up after we finish (Talihina is about a 3 hour drive from Norman).
We have purchased our plane tickets to Little Rock so we are committed! Here are some key dates for our planned hike: