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Wilderness and trails

Time spent hiking and backpacking generally well away from the madding crowd.

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

Campfire under the overhang. 2 pictures

Long Creek – a few pictures from around where I camped Monday night. 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

Camped behind the Bluff at Hercules Glades. 5 pictures

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

Sitting on the top of the bluff – It’s a six-and-a-half mile hike from the trailhead to the bluffs overlooking Beaver Creek on the western edge of Hercules Glades. I’ve been wanting to get a nice sunset picture from here for ages.      One-minute read, 3 pictures

The Hunchback of Hercules – While hiking west on the Pilots (Tower) Trail to the bluffs I was caught by a thunderstorm. Finally a real chance to try out my rain poncho! It worked fine, but with the temperatures up in the mid eighties it was hot and humid with it on.      One-minute read, 2 pictures

Gary Allman resting on the Long Creek Trail at Hercules Glades, Missouri.

Taking a break – Catching my breath on the long climb back up to the tower.

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