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Backpacking Trip Reports

Longer write-ups on our backpacking trips.

Wet Feet Hike – The full write up of my recent hike. I was determined to get out on a couple of free days no matter what the weather was. The forecast was for rain and as it had been raining a lot the past few days I was expecting the trails to be wet. 16-minute read, 48 pictures

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

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

Three Days Solo Backpacking in Late January – The weather had turned warm, and the recent snow had disappeared, so I headed off to Hercules Glades with the intention of spending some more time contemplating Life, The Universe, and Everything. Five-minute read. 16 pictures

Self portrait of Gary Allman at the junction of the Pilots and Pole Hollow trails, Hercules Glades Wilderness. November 2018.

Hercules Glades Backpacking in November. Van problems forced me to select a nearby trail for a late fall break. Another visit to Hercules Glades was on the cards. Ten-minute read, 53 pictures

Photograph of the Piney Creek Arm of Table Rock Lake, Piney Creek Wilderness, Mark Twain National Forest

Three Days Summer Backpacking at Piney Creek Wilderness. I decided to take on my aversion to summer backpacking, face the heat, and see if I could get some wilderness rest and recuperation. Eight-minute read. 49 pictures

Another Trip To Hercules Glades – Testing my new tarp and underquilt. Eight-minute read, 40 pictures

Pees Hollow, Counter-clockwise For a Change – The last time Ginger and I went backpacking together was in August 2017. For this trip, Ginger chose the trail — Hercules Glades Wilderness, Pees Hollow trail, and I chose the route — Counter-clockwise. Three-minute read, 14 pictures

Solo Backpacking at Piney Creek Wilderness — After a busy week, I made a snap decision to go backpacking. Ten-minute read, 35 pictures

Pees Hollow Backpacking Trip – My new Hammock arrived last week and I couldn’t wait any longer to try it out. Eight-minutes read, 54 pictures

Three Days Backpacking with a Hammock at Hercules Glades Wilderness – It was time to go out on my long awaited backpacking trip with a hammock. Plan ‘A’ was for us to go on a quick, one-night visit to Hercules Glades Wilderness. When Ginger decided she wasn’t going, I quickly came up with Plan ‘B’ which transformed the quick one-nighter into a solo three-day, Friday through Sunday trip. Ten-minute read, 55 pictures

Photograph of the 2017 total solar eclipse seen through the trees of the Mark Twain National Forest near the Berryman / Ozark trail in MIssouri

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Backpacking Trip – Our plans for viewing the eclipse were to go backpacking and watch the eclipse from the Mark Twain National Forest Ten-minute read, 17 pictures

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