Feb 25, 2019One down and one to go

Gary Allman at the Devil's Backbone Wilderness, Collins Ridge Trailhead in Missouri.
End or Part One – Three nights, two wildernesses. Here I am at the end of my Devil’s Backbone Wilderness trip. Copyright © 2019 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

This isn’t an ordinary trip. I wanted to get a few more miles under my belt, so I came up with the idea for my ‘Four Days, Three Nights, Two Wildernesses‘ hike. Here I am back at the trailhead at the end of the first part: two and a half days, two nights, and one wilderness crossed off the list.

Now to drive a hundred miles, and put in another mile or two before setting up for my third night, this time in Hercules Glades Wilderness. I’m going for something easy. My old favorite, the Pees Hollow Trail.

Gary Allman wearing a hat at the Devil's Backbone Wilderness, Collins Ridge Trailhead in Missouri.
End or Part One – Before I took my hat off. It was chilly despite the sunshine.

What you can’t see. The lower temps caught me out. I’m actually wearing a hiking kilt, which I swapped for the hiking pants I’d left in the van.

I don’t usually meet many people on the trail — especially during the week — today I met eight (according to the sign-in sheet at the trailhead) on horseback. I’ve no idea what they made of me, but one horse was spooked, and one of the guys asked me if there was anything to see. “Just trees and leaves.” I replied.

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