Ozarks

Bar sign: “Extreme Midget Wrestling” Only in the Ozarks (I hope).

Uphill – Day Three and out … It seems that most trips finish at the top of a climb. One-minute read, 4 pictures

Another Overhang Campsite and my Home for the Night on Monday – I had just worked my way around the edge of a big deep pool when I spotted what looked like another overhang behind the trees. Two-minute read, 7 pictures

Campsite Under an Overhang – This charming spot has ready access to the creek, and I could have easily hung my hammock between a couple of the trees. I was keen to see where the trail led, so I spent a few minutes scouting around and took a couple of pictures before carrying on. One-minute read, 3 pictures

Day Two – and another six-mile hike. From the Bluffs to The Falls, and onward. Two-minute read, 5 pictures

Prickly Pear – I found a whole bunch of these. The new shoots almost match the color of my rain poncho! 2 pictures

View from the bluffs overlooking Beaver Creek at Hercules Glades. Video: 22 seconds & 2 pictures

Sunset from the bluffs overlooking Beaver Creek – massively processed to make a ‘meh’ sunset look average.

Twin Falls. I discovered these twin 20′ falls on an intermittent creek at Hercules Glades Wilderness. 3 pictures

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

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.

Winter sunset, Long Creek, Hercules Glades Wilderness.

Winter Sunset, Long Creek, Hercules Glades Wilderness.

Buck Hollow. An idyllic and tranquil view later to be interrupted by the arrival of a bear. One-minute read

Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek – Day one of three days backpacking in Piney Creek Wilderness.

British Passport (2018)

Rinse and Repeat. The shop assistant squealed, she’d never seen a passport before, let alone a British one … The UK and the US. It’s often said that they are two nations separated by a common language. After ten years living in the US I can confirm that it is still true. Three-minute read

Fall In The Forest – Hercules Glades. 3 pictures

Fall Carpet – On the top of a ridge I came across this vista of leaves.

Glades! Glades on the Upper Pilot (Devil’s Den East) Trail. 2 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. Trip write-up: Ten-minute read, 53 pictures

Red aumn (Fall) leaf on a background of yellow leaves

Flying – I love how this leaf looks like it is spreading its wings and is about to fly.

Valance – Three Studies in Light (Pretentious title). 4 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. Trip write-up: Eight-minute read. 49 pictures

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