On September 23, 2017, we attended the reenactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob in Ironton, MO and participated in the first ever Cannonball Haul Hiking Race. It was hosted by the Arcadia Valley Trails Association and the City of Ironton, MO. The Cannonball Haul took place on Shepherd Mountain. Shepherd Mountain was used for cannon emplacement during the Battle of Pilot Knob during the Civil War. The trail was about 3.5 miles long with a steep or less steep option at the trail head.
Our day was filled with beauty and history as we tackled the mountain and then took in action at the reenactment.
Thanks to all who took part in the day, especially, Mayor Bob Lourwood and "Ozark Matt", the race director of the Cannonball Haul. It was a great day and we will be looking forward to more hiking events in this wonderful area again.
Until next time, keep on trekking!
Kay and Matt enjoy hiking all over the USA. We have a YouTube Channel to video our adventures, this blog, and we are working on building an app to allow others to go on adventures too.
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