Hike over, back at the trailhead

Back at the Trailhead — Two nights, 18.5 miles, and 1400 ft. of elevation. It took me a smidge under two hours to hike the four-and-something miles from ‘Cab Creek’ to the Tower Trailhead. One-minute read

End of trip, back at the Tower Trailhead

End of trip, back at the Tower Trailhead. Trip total a modest 16 miles with 1,100 ft of elevation. +2

Day One – Setting off

Setting off — Here I am back at the Hercules Glades Tower Trailhead about to set off on my first backpacking trip of 2023. I am planning on spending two nights in the Hercules Glades Wilderness, starting with a six-mile night hike.

Waiting for our return

Waiting for our return – some slightly cooler weather has enticed us out for a couple of days. Strangely, there was only one other vehicle parked at the trailhead. Tower Trailhead, Hercules Glades Wilderness.

Hike over

Hike Over – Now to get back to Springfield and pick up a rental car and drive to Kansas City this afternoon.

Trip over, back at the trailhead

Trip over, back at the trailhead, and a very modest 14 miles hiked with 962 ft. of elevation gain.

Day One. Back on the trail

Day One. Back on the trail – My first trip out since November – maybe that’s why my hat is looking a little neglected. Two-minute read, +2

Back at the trailhead

Back at the trailhead – Trip over, and a modest 19.15 miles hiked and 2,000 ft. of elevation climbed. Time for a shower and a beard trim! And, of course, some end of trip thoughts. Two-minute read

A picture of Tower Trailhead hunting glamping, plus my plans for the next few days

Day One. A picture of Tower Trailhead hunting glamping, plus my plans for the next few days. One-minute read

Final trip of 2020 over — Not the most flattering of pictures

Final trip of 2020 over — Not the most flattering of pictures. A quick summary of my hike out. One-minute read.

Empty Parking Lot

Empty Parking Lot – The empty parking lot probably says more about the weather than I can.

Hike over

Hike over – Time for a quick selfie sitting in the back of the car. All in all, I hiked 11 miles and climbed 1,100 feet. Considering I’ve not done any exercising since my last trip (and that was only six miles), I’m happy with that result.