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Spring Break 2011

Snow? What snow? (365:085). I was most disappointed to find it didn’t snow in the night.      Two-minute read

I started the day with a monster hangover. Which, of course, was totally my own fault. I obviously ate far too much cheese. I didn’t even start to feel human until the early afternoon, and lunch today was our only dehydrated meal failure – Fruit cous cous. Something had to be done, so we went …

Trail shelter, Bluffs Trail, Meramec State Park (365:084) Read More »

I love my little Fuji Finepix F30 compact, it produces such ‘painterly’ pictures.

Gary and Ginger at the end of our Berryman Trail backpacking trip (365:083). 8 pictures

Today was a very windy day. We weren’t sure there would be water at our proposed overnight stopping point in Smith Mill Hollow, so we filled up with water before leaving Brazil Creek. Once more we had a late start, and we were delayed even more when right at the start of the hike Ginger …

Feet up, taking a break on the trail (365:082) Read More »

Near Floyd Tower Road, heading towards Harmon Spring Trail Camp. The day started dull and grey, with the overnight temperature somewhere around 45°F but it warmed up to 80°F later and was nice and sunny at times. We had a slow start, a problem we encountered most of the trip, what with sitting in our …

Gary and Ginger on the Ozark / Berryman Trail (365:080) Read More »

Today the sun shone. Which was a relief after last night’s downpour. It didn’t take us too long to pack up the tent and our packs and move the van to the Berryman trail head parking lot. We left the trail head shortly before ten-thirty am with six days’ food plus a couple of litres …

Gary and Ginger Backpacking on the Berryman Trail (365:079) Read More »

At a service station in Eureka, Missouri, just off the I44. While Ginger and the four kids (our three plus a friend) were making use of the facilities I decided to squeeze in a quick SP and a tiny bit of shut-eye. The kids’ train to Chicago had been delayed until after five pm, meaning …

Resting my eyes (365:078) Read More »

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