My favorite pictures and posts from 2020.

Lower Pilot – From the Coy Bald Trail, Hercules Glades Wilderness

Lower Pilot – from the Coy Bald Trail, Hercules Glades Wilderness. I started my day camped about three-quarters of a mile to the west (left) of the Lower Pilot. Taken with my 14-year-old Fuji Finepix digital camera. One-minute read

Ginger & Gary December 2020

Ginger & Gary December 2020

Morning Tea

Morning Tea. Berryman Trail – Day Two, December 2020.

Little Paddy Creek on the short cut between the South & North Loops

Little Paddy Creek on the short cut between the South & North Loops. Incorrect maps, and assisting some misplaced riders. Three-minute read, +3

Camped in ‘Twin Falls Hollow’

Camped in ‘Twin Falls Hollow’ – I’ve not camped in this spot for a while. Recently I’ve been bushwhacking further down the hollow where the sides are not quite so steep. But the views here are much nicer, and I like the little rock-shelf tables I can use as mini kitchen tables. 4 pictures

Chapel Cross

Chapel Cross – St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri.

Backpacking Selfie

Backpacking Selfie.

Buck Hollow in the evening light

Buck Hollow in the evening light. Piney Creek Wilderness – Day Two.

Sunset at Piney Creek Wilderness

Sunset at Piney Creek Wilderness. Piney Creek Wilderness – Day Two. 2 pictures

Camp life

Camp life – Relaxing in Piney Creek Wilderness – I put my wet shirt and a pair of shorts on for this picture. They came off as soon as I’d taken it. Piney Creek Wilderness – Day Two. 5 pictures

Storm clearing

Storm clearing – Piney Creek Wilderness – Day One.

Camped by ‘Cab Creek’

Camped by ‘Cab Creek’ – Day Two, Hercules Glades, Pees Hollow Trail.

In the woods

In the woods – It is a nothing picture. You need to be there, listening to the birds, hearing and feeling the breeze, smelling the woodsy smells, and enjoying the warm sunshine on your skin.

Gary taking in the view (and enjoying a beer)

Gary taking in the view (and enjoying a beer) – Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek Wilderness. I wasn’t going to let the weight stop me, I carried in a beer to enjoy down by the lake. Piney Creek – Day One.

Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek Wilderness

Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek Wilderness – this is my little spot of Ozarks’ heaven. Piney Creek – Day One.

Small falls on ‘Cab Creek,’ Pees Hollow Trail, Hercules Glades Wilderness

Small falls on ‘Cab Creek’ – After 3-4 hours of rain last night ‘Cab Creek’ was running well. 3 pictures

Ginger’s studio at night

Ginger’s studio at night.

Ozarks Horizon. Bell Mountain – Day Two

Ozarks Horizon. Bell Mountain – Day Two..

Bell Mountain. View to the east

Bell Mountain. View to the east. Bell Mountain – Day One.

Sunset at the North Fork River

Sunset at the North Fork River. 2 pictures

Sunset and ripples

Sunset and ripples – Sunset at the North Fork River.

Hiking (bushwhacking) the western end of the Mary Hollow Trail

Hiking (bushwhacking) the western end of the Mary Hollow Trail. 7 pictures

Sycamores in Mary Hollow

Sycamores in Mary Hollow – Having finished lunch, I packed up and hiked the last part of the McGarr Spring Trail back to Mary Hollow. Emerging into Mary Hollow these brightly lit sycamore trees caught my eye.

Contemplating

Contemplating – nothing of great import, and I don’t think I wrote more than half a dozen words. 2 pictures

Decay

Decay – Leaves, shells and a stick covered with frost, and some monofilament fishing line leading to an unseen dead bird in the water.