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Backpacking

Everything backpacking: our gear, trip write-ups, and individual pictures.

Last Leg to the Lake – It opens up into a flood plain. Easy going in the winter. Not so easy in the summer. [3 pictures]

Crossing Piney Creek – I crossed the creek around five times… [2 pictures]

Feeder Creek on the Tower Trail (Hollow route) [2 pictures and a few words]

Fall In The Forest – Hercules Glades. [3 pictures]

Gary Allman on the Pees Hollow trail at Hercules Glades Wilderness.

Dressed for chilly weather, and looking a bit chubby too. [1 picture]

Fall Carpet – On the top of a ridge I came across this vista of leaves. [1 picture]

Dutchware Chameleon hammock with winter cover, and Hammock Gear Tarp and Econ Incubator 10° Under quilt. Hercules Glades Wilderness.

Sunday – Time to head back. [2 pictures]

Boiling water on a Trangia alcohol stove. Titanium wind screen, and Toaks 850ml cook pot.

Lunch – Making a hot drink on the trail. [2 pictures]

Self and Sky. Resting in the wilderness. [1 picture]

On the Pete (Pole) Hollow Trail heading North. [1 picture]

Saturday Morning – Packing up Camp [5 pictures]

Camouflaged hammock on the side of a hill. Hercules Glades Wilderness.

Camped on a Hillside [1 picture]

Glades! Glades on the Upper Pilot (Devil’s Den East) Trail. [2 pictures]

Dutchware Gear Chameleon Hamock with winter cover, and Hammock Gear tarp and underquilt. Hercules Glades Wilderness. November 2018.

Friday Morning – And not a soul for miles around. [1 picture]

The start of my trip – Lots of crunchy leaves on the trail. [1 picture]

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. [53 pictures, lots of words and one short video]

Back Yard Bad Weather Hammock Testing. I took advantage of some heavy rain to check out a couple of new items of gear. [1 picture]

Color photograph of Gary Allman enjoying the Sunset at Table Rock Missouri (Piney Creek Wilderness).

R&R – Rest and Recuperation. Gary looks out over the Piney Creek Arm of Table Rock Lake. [2 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. [49 pictures and a short video]

Sunset at Piney Creek Wilderness

Sunset at Piney Creek Wilderness. Tonight I cooked and ate my dinner down by the lake so I could watch the sunset. [1 picture]

Another Trip To Hercules Glades – Testing my new tarp and underquilt. [40 pictures and many words]

Coy Bald Trail Panorama – views to the east and south. [2 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. [14 Pictures]

Looking Across the Glades – Pees Hollow Trail. [1 picture]

Gary and the Truck Cab on the Pees Hollow Trail. [3 pictures]

‘Cab Creek’ [1 picture]

That’s One Way to Get Ginger to Laugh. [1 picture]

Solo Backpacking at Piney Creek Wilderness — After a busy week, I made a snap decision to go backpacking. [35 Pictures and lots of words]

Pees Hollow Backpacking Trip – My new Hammock arrived last week and I couldn’t wait any longer to try it out. [54 pictures and lots of words]

Glades and Knobs – You cannot be a Brit (well this Brit anyway) and not snigger occasionally at the local term for a pointy hill – ‘knob’. [6 knob(ish) pictures]

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