Jan 05, 2019Feeder Creek

Feeder Creek on the Tower Trail (Hollow Route) at Piney Creek Wilderness, Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri.
Feeder Creek – This creek feeds into Piney Creek. It’s on the Tower Trail (Hollow route).

Feeder Creek on the Tower Trail (Hollow route)

When I planned this trip, I knew I was in for a late start. I was at St. John’s for Communion at 08:00, followed by Breakfast, which in turn was followed by a meeting; one of my voluntary roles involves raising awareness about human trafficking in the midwest, and I’m helping my friend Mike with a workshop in March.

April 30, 2018. It looks like we have another trail to explore.

There’s an ‘off system’ trail at Piney Creek I’ve not hiked, and I decided if I got to the trail by 13:00 I’d give it a go. My plan was to camp at the spot I found in July, and spend a day deep in navel contemplation (or sleeping. More likely sleeping).

The long and the short of it was that I arrived at the trail junction and 12:50, and decided to give it a go. I expected the trail to curve around to the west and join the Tower Trail at some point. In fact, it joined the Hollow route of the Tower Trail, which follows this feeder creek down to Piney Creek.

Despite being a horse trail, it was challenging to follow, and involved lots of (cold) creek crossings.

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