Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

It was a Thursday morning, and I had plans to hike. I knew I needed to make it count because it was the only free day I had that week. The problem was, when I woke up I did not want to go. 

The sky that morning was cloudy, which is exactly how I felt. I had no motivation to be creative. I wrestled with the idea of just not going, but the knowledge that I wouldn’t have another chance to go for a week gave me the push I needed. Optimistic that I would feel better when I got started I grabbed some coffee and drove to Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park. 

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Robertsville State Park

Robertsville State Park

Over the last year I have been working on a project in celebration of the centennial anniversary of Missouri’s State Parks. For this series I have been traveling to parks around the state, hiking their trails, and photographing the beauty and surprises they contain.

I frequently try to go deep into the Ozark Mountains because the rocky landscape lends to many amazing features like shut-ins and waterfalls. However there are many State parks closer to Saint Louis that I have yet to explore, such as Robertsville State Park.

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