A Trip That Has Been A Long Time Coming...

A Trip That Has Been A Long Time Coming...

I was first told about Pickle Springs Natural Area not too long after I moved to Missouri. I think it was at one of the first shows that I displayed photos from my hikes around the state. It sounded like an incredible place: canyons, large rock formations, seasonal waterfalls, and more. I quickly added it to my list of places to visit, and now, after three years of putting it off, I finally went!

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Canyons and Waterfalls

Canyons and Waterfalls

I recently had the opportunity to explore Hickory Canyon Natural Area near Ste. Genevieve, MO with my friend Jason Gray. It has been on my list of places to visit for a long time, but I have constantly passed it over for places with longer trails. So when Jason suggested checking the area out, I quickly agreed. 

The day we went ended up being rainy (which seems to be a trend with our hikes), so I was feeling hesitant to go: but man am I glad I did! 

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Exploring The Ozark Trail: The Little Known Wonders Of Rocky Creek

Exploring The Ozark Trail: The Little Known Wonders Of Rocky Creek

If you have been following my adventures for the last few months, you’ll know I have working on a series exploring Missouri's State Parks. With the imminent release of the first part of that series, I wanted to do something different. 

Thanks to a post on Instagram, I found that something in the form of a short section of the Ozark Trail along Rocky Creek. After experiencing this hidden gem in Southern Missouri, I think it might be my new favorite place in the whole state! Click through below to find out why.

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