Hiking

Making huaraches (365:123) – I meant to make a to-do list today. So I ended up doing all sorts of things that didn’t really need doing, and missing out on things I should be doing. Oh well. One-minute read, 5 pictures

The real picture’s in the background. Ginger, Katie and I put in a four-mile hike on the Sac River trail today. I was expecting the trail to be very muddy but it turned out to be surprisingly dry. During a brief stop I thought I’d grab a quick safety shot. I had an idea in …

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Today we went on a short, three mile hike on the silver trail at Busiek. 7 pictures

Little Sac River, near Willard, Missouri. 3 pictures

Gary by the Little Sac River (365:108) – Today I went on a short hike, it may have been short, but it made up for it with the need to bushwhack and climb over and under things. One-minute read, 5 pictures

Family hike (365:093) 4 pictures

Lunch break in the old barn on the Sac River Trail (365:087). Ginger has this habit of distracting me. 2 pictures

Trail shelter, Bluffs Trail, Meramec State Park (365:084) – I started the day with a monster hangover. Which, of course, was totally my own fault. I obviously ate far too much cheese. One-minute read, 4 pictures

Gary crossing Woods Fork at Busiek (365:069) – Time for another hike. We’re getting ready for a longer backpacking trip, so we need to get in as much hiking as we can in preparation for several days of carrying our packs. One-minute read, 6 pictures

Lunch at Busiek (365:066) – Today we went on a re-run of last week’s hike at Busiek. +4

Day hike – with creeks (365:060). 8 pictures

Gary and Ginger on a snowy Sac River Trail (365:036) – No Interwebs today. To keep busy I cleared the drive of last night’s couple of inches of snow, and we decided to enjoy the sunshine, brave the snow cover and go for a short hike on the Sac River Trail. The hike was fine, proving our gear is up to a winter hike, getting to the trail and away again was not so good. One-minute read, 4 pictures

Halfway up the first hill - Busiek State Forest & Wildlife Area by Gary Allman

Halfway up the first hill – Busiek State Forest & Wildlife Area (365:27) – Tomorrow I’ll ache. One-minute read, 4 pictures

Gary and Ginger at Compton Hollow by Gary Allman

Gary and Ginger at Compton Hollow (365:016) – Today we got off to a slow start. 3 pictures

Gary and Ginger on the trail at Valley Water Mill Pond by Gary Allman

Gary and Ginger on the trail at Valley Water Mill Pond (365:002) – About time for a short hike.

Our First Wilderness Hike. If we were going to give backpacking a go we thought it might be an idea to visit a wilderness first and discover what we were letting ourselves in for. Three-minute read, 12 pictures

A fairly scrawny looking deer, but it didn’t appear to be at all put-out by us watching it for a while.

Photograph of Prairie flowers at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Prairie Flowers at the Springfield Nature Conservation Center – Despite the horrid heat, today we took Mick on a walk around the nature center. 3 pictures

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