I live in Poteau, OK. I've mostly ridden solo for the 43 years I've been riding. Have had the opportunity to ride with the NW adv craziers a few times... was fun. Too bad they live so far away.
Most of my explorations have been in the Poteau Mountain Range and the northern portion of the Ouachitas in AR/OK. Almost two decades ago I was doing a lot of riding/exploring down toward Muse and as far southeast as near Bengal. Was finding some good stuff to ride... but that was too long ago to help you now... and... so long ago I can't remember much about where the trails start/end.
I do think that I remember that If you can connect dirt from your place as far as Three Sticks, I "think" you can ride the ridge east from Three Sticks all the way to near Talihina, OK, where it will descend off the ridge and come out in the Talihina, OK area. At least, that's the way I remember it about 20 years ago.
1969 - 2012: 43 Years Of Riding And Still Counting!