Dec 10, 2020Spring

Photograph of a small spring on the eastern loop of the Berryman Trail, MIssouri.
Spring – Berryman Trail – Day Two, December 2020. Copyright © 2020 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

The eastern half of the trail is considered ‘dry’ so this was a good discovery. None of the creeks had water in them, but this looks to be a reliable water source. It’s not producing gallons of water per minute, but a reasonable trickle, enough for me to be able to water-up for the next segment of my hike from here (Smith Mill Hollow) to Brazil Creek.

I was camped on the ridge above the spring, so I could get water before heading off on my day’s hike. Today is going to be my longest hike at around 8-9 miles. Once I’ve had lunch at Brazil Creek (well that’s the plan), I plan on hiking over to Little Brazil Creek and stopping there for the night. My original plan was to stop at Brazil Creek, but that just made for a very short hike of only 4-5 miles, and that’s why I’ve decided to put in a longer day. I may have to set up camp in the dark though.

Copyright © 2020 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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