Year: 2019

Ready for the First Sunday in Lent – I took some time out from talking to visit the nave of the cathedral.

The End is in Sight – Not quite as nice a view as the earlier views to the east and west, but I always like this because the end of the hike (at the tower) is in sight. Two-minute read. 3 pictures

I Never Tire Of This View – View from the glades looking northwest.

A Quick Diversion Off-Trail – I had hoped that there would be more water running over these stepped falls, but this is what there was.

At the Cab – A quick selfie with the cab as I start the final lap of my trip.

Another Frosty Night – It dropped to 23°F (-5°C). Camped near ‘Cab Creek’. 2 pictures

Small Falls on ‘Cab Creek’ – These falls might be small, but they were making a lot of noise.

About to start part two of my ‘Four Days, Three Nights, Two Wildernesses’ hike.

One down and one to go – 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. 2 pictures

A Tad Chilly – I stayed in bed waiting for things to warm up before venturing out. I don’t have an insulated hood, so I improvised with my shemagh. Very elegant, very old lady. I’m also looking a bit chubby around the chops too.

Cold and Frosty Morning – The lowest predicted temperature was around 29°F. It actually dropped to 21°F (-6°C) overnight. 3 pictures

North Fork River – The North Fork River was my destination for the day.
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McGarr Ridge Trail – This sums up hiking in the Ozarks at the moment. Bare trees and fallen leaves.

My home from home – Tucked up on the side of a hollow to keep out of the wind. 2 pictures

There ought to be a coyote in this picture … but I can’t find it. I was sitting here drinking a nice hot cup of chocolate when some movement in the ravine opposite caught my eye.

The trails of the Ozarks are starting to look similar. 2 pictures

Devil's Backbone Wilderness. Mary Hollow to the left, and an unnamed hollow to the right.

Nemesis – Mary Hollow to the left, and the unnamed hollow I followed on my last visit to the right.

Four Days, Three Nights, and Two Wildernesses – The full write-up of my late February backpacking trip. Trip write-up: 18-minute read, 29 pictures

Devil's Backbone Wilderness - a picture of the Devil's Backbone ridge.

The Devil’s Backbone – It’s impressively narrow with a 160′ drop off on either side. 3 pictures

A Backpacking Trip Goes Wrong – I was lost and didn’t even know it. And then I was taken violently ill.Trip write-up: Five-minute read. 13 pictures

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