Hey OzarkNewb, check out SpringMo Overland. We started a group up in January of this year and we do frequent trail runs as a group and get out often as individuals so you could tags along with someone. We’re based out of Springfield. Also there’s an overlanding shop in Springfield called Artemis Overland that two awesome guys run that sell anything from stoves and silverware to RTT’s. For anyone else whose just wanting to see the Ozarks there’s an event this Fall in Arkansas called Rendezvous in the Ozarks hosted by Natural State Overland, definitely check it out.Joplin MO here (South West corner). Would love to get together with some overlanders and learn about this new hobby.