Year: 2010

Photograph of Ginger and Gary Allman on the Coy Bald Trail

December 2010, and our very first backpacking trip. Trip write-up: Five-minute read, 21 pictures

Our First Wilderness Hike. If we were going to give backpacking a go we thought it might be an idea to visit a wilderness first and discover what we were letting ourselves in for. Three-minute read, 12 pictures

Camped at Berry Bend – Truman Lake. 5 pictures

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

Berry Bend Campfire – 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.

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

Camping at Berry Bend – This weekend we tried out our backpacking gear. Two-minute read. 3 pictures

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

Minivan Complete with ‘Stealth Pods’ – Crighton put-in for kayaking on James River. We call them stealth pods because once we have them on the roof people seem to be unable to see us coming, and pull out in front of us, or even drive into us!

Kayaking on James River – Look carefully and you’ll see Ginger in the distance.

James River Near the Crighton Access Point – We put in at the Crighton access point on the James River this afternoon. The light was excellent and the colder weather meant that there was no one else around.

Ginger kayaking on James River.

Shallows on James River – We put in at the Crighton access point on the James River this afternoon. The light was excellent and the colder weather meant that there was no one else around. One-minute read, 2 pictures

Ascend FS10 Kayak on the shore of Stockton Lake, Missouri

Kayaking and Fishing on Stockton Lake. One-minute read, 4 pictures

Kayak storage problem solved – Now we’ve got a place to keep the kayaks, we need to put away the camping gear. Then we will be able to get the van in the garage.

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

Red Bluff on Huzzah Creek, Davisville, Missouri – 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.

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

Prairie Flowers at the Springfield Nature Conservation Center – Despite the horrid heat, today we took Mick on a walk around the nature center. 3 pictures

Float Trip on the Big Piney and Gasconade Rivers.

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Pines Overlook Campsite at night. Red Bluff Campgound, Davisville

Ginger enjoying the view at Pines Overlook Campsite. 2 pictures

Whatever it takes – Taking a picture of the red bluffs. Huzzah Creek, Red Bluff Campground, Missouri. Picture by Mick Felton.

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