This is an absolutely fantastic hike in Southern Missouri near Pilot Knob. Missouri's highest point is barely 1000 feet from the parking lot on a paved path. But this is far from the most interesting thing that you will get to see along the trail...
Below is a list outdoorsy things to do in no particular order. Suggestions welcome in the comments below.
This past Saturday morning some friends and I decided to bust out of our cabin fever dreams and get some Vitamin D! We bundled up and drove down to Steelville, MO to explore a short section of the Ozark Trail that overlooks the Courtois River. The sun came out, and though temperatures stayed below freezing the brisk hike was enough to keep me warm for the short 5.5 mile section we did.
Julie and I recently went on a short vacation up north to Wisconsin. We spent a night near Madison, two near Bayfield, and our last night was in Milwaukee. The trip really left me with a desire to try a multi-night island hopping trip back up to the Apostle Island National Park in order to get a closer view of some of these beautiful islands.
I am going to put of some pictures from my trip to Colorado that we took at the end of June into early July. Hopefully this will get me to write up some more details on what and where we actually did.
A teaser gallery will appear after the jump.