About October every year, people start wondering where and when we will see Fall colors. Well, in the last couple of years, we have traveled and trekked to some great places for Fall colors. We have put them all in one place here.
The list is: Robertsville State Park, Meramec State Park, Hughes Mountain Natural Area (Devil's Honeycomb), Elephant Rocks State Park, Johnson's Shut-ins State Park and Taum Sauk Mountain State Park. There is so much beauty in this 135 miles! You'll be glad you made the trip! We have some great tips on hikes in each of these areas as well! We hope you will get out and find your own Fall adventure in Missouri!
Until next time, keep on Trekking!
We needed a 3-day weekend for this Park Adventure (and we still only got an introduction). Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a smaller part of the National Park Service, but it has so many vistas to see and exploring to be done. Lake Michigan provides a lovely back drop for most every adventure at the Lakeshore, but the inland marshes and bogs are beautiful in their own ways.
With 15 miles of lakeshore, 15,000 acres of land, and 50 miles of trails, there is more than enough space to explore and learn about at Indiana Dunes NL. We started at the Visitor's Center on National Public Lands Day. The park volunteer there recommended Cowles Bog Trail. We made that first on our list! It was a fantastic morning hike!
Our next adventure led us to Lakeshore Drive. We stopped at beaches, historic houses, and dunes. We wish we would have had more time in the area. We will be back some day. It was a great relaxing weekend out in our public lands! Until next time, keep on Trekking!
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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