Julie and I recently ducked out on wedding planning to do some Fall camping at the turn of the season. We decided to get in a short hike and some car camping before Julie gets her new backpack(hopefully). The Pickle Springs Trail is a short drive from Saint Louis, just east of Farmington. The trail itself is short as well at just 2 miles, but it is jam packed full of nice views and fun granite slabs to climb around on. It took us about an hour to complete the loop including a bit of climbing around and exploring the underside of a large bluff. There were tons of families with kids along due to the relatively easy nature of the hike.
Green, Hot, Buggy, Muggy, Ticks, Sweat. Southern Missouri in June.