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Year: 2010

Photograph of Ginger and Gary Allman on the Coy Bald Trail

December 2010, and our very first backpacking trip. [ 21 Pictures]

Our Mutha Hubba tent on it’s first outing at Berry Bend campground on Harry S. Truman Lake. We spent a long time researching and looking at tents. Each time we thought we’d found the one we wanted we saw another we liked even more. A three season tent was essential for spring and fall camping, …

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Gary and Gingher Allman enjoying a campfire at Berry Bend Campground in November 2010

We cheated on the fire. We didn’t want to spend a lot of time and energy gathering and cutting wood, so we bought some logs for $4 and I split them. We did light the fire backpacking style using cotton wool pads coated with Vaseline.   We were  also  careful to ensure that sparks from the …

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Gary and Ginger Allman at Truman Lake, Missouri, wildlife and lake watching

This weekend we tried out our backpacking gear. Friday evening we took Alek, Katie, Emilie and Malaki to Kansas City for Happening. We needed to be on hand to collect them again Sunday afternoon, so we left Lanie in the capable hands of Betsy, put Getzger in charge at home and once we’d dropped the …

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“Oh Getzger!” That’s a fairly frequent exclamation here.

Ascend FS10 Kayak on the shore of Stockton Lake, Missouri

We decided to make the most of the nice weather and packed the van the previous night, got up extra early and loaded the Kayaks on the van before the school run. We were on the lake by 9.30am. We put in at Mutton Creek, and we took it quite easy, paddling north up the …

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Pre-Dawn at Table Rock Lake. We were up late watching the Perseids meteor shower, which we did by laying in the warm waters of Table Rock Lake. [2 pictures]

Still Waters – Waiting for the dawn on Table Rock Lake.

Color photograph of Red Bluff on Huzzah Creek, Davisville, Missouri

A couple of days break. With Mick heading back to the UK, we had a couple of days leisure time before we had to collect the girls at St Louis and then get ready to start back on the school routine. We decided to take a couple of days on the trip and spend some …

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A fairly scrawny looking deer, but it didn’t appear to be at all put-out by us watching it for a while.

Photograph of Prairie flowers at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Despite the horrid heat, today we took Mick on a walk around the nature center. He enjoyed the birds, and we spent a long time watching a totally oblivious Muskrat foraging for food. One day I’ll get round to uploading the video. We also saw a very indifferent vishus deer, it didn’t seem to have …

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Pines Overlook Campsite at night. Red Bluff Campgound, Davisville

November 29, 2016. I Finally got round to producing an edit of this picture that I really like. I needed a picture to go with a post I was making today, so I decided this picture captured what I wanted to express. I actually used a square crop (for Instagram) and duo-toned it a tad …

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Gary taking a picture of Huzzah Creek and Red Bluff, Red Bluff Campground, Missouri. Picture by Mick Felton

Huzzah Creek and Red Bluff, Red Bluff Campground, Missouri

Huzzah Creek and Red Bluff, Red Bluff Campground, Missouri

Getzger, keen to be in on the action ousted Blue Kitty from her usual perch, made it his own, and enjoyed the experience in a way only Getzger can.

Coleman Tent, Gazebo, and minivan at a campsite at Berryman Trail and Campground - Mark Twain National Forest

Independence Day camping 2010 at Berryman Trail and Campground [9 pictures]

Tom took me night fishing on Stockton Lake, and despite a slow start we managed to catch some nice fish. The sunset over the lake was absolutely stunning.

Tom took me night fishing on Stockton Lake, and despite a slow start we managed to catch some nice fish. The sunset over the lake was absolutely stunning. Photograph #2.

Tom took me night fishing on Stockton Lake, and despite a slow start we managed to catch some nice fish. The sunset over the lake was absolutely stunning. Photograph #3.

Friday night I had my first opportunity to try out night fishing. Tom invited me to go night fishing with him on Stockton Lake. Just before four pm we set off with Tom’s boat in tow for the fifty odd mile drive to Stockton.

We decided to go camping and try out our new tent for the first time. The campsite we’d picked was fantastic. [16 pictures]

Photograph of two fishermen in a bass boat in silhouette at Sunrise on Table Rock Lake Missouri

Sunrise on Table Rock Lake. We were up early and ventured down to the lakeside to see the sunrise.

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