Busiek State Forest December 2015 2

This was a solo day hike and the second time I had been to Busiek; however, I started at the trailhead off of highway A this time. I had never […]



Thanksgiving in Colorado (Garden of the Gods)

I’ve been so behind in getting my pictures uploaded. Here are trip pics from Colorado over Thanksgiving weekend including a hike at Garden of the Gods! It was so beautiful. […]

Elephant Rocks State Park 10.2015

On our trip this past fall, we stopped by Elephant Rocks State Park near the town of Ironton, Missouri. This is such a beautiful place to see. It is definitely […]


Cuivre River

Cuivre River State Park 7.3.2015

For our long holiday weekend, we took a trip to Cuivre River State Park near St. Louis, Missouri; north of I-70. We enjoyed some canoeing on Lincoln Lake and took […]

Arizona 2015

Since Mike had never seen the Grand Canyon and I had only seen the south rim, we decided that this had to be on must-see list for our 2015 trip. […]



Utah 2015

It has taken me a while to decide how to narrow down the hundreds and hundreds of photos we took on our trip. Utah was the hardest for me to […]

Colorado 2015

During our summer hiking trip this year we spent 4 nights in Colorado (2 on the way to the Grand Canyon and 2 on the way home). If you’ve never […]


Hercules Glade Revisited Again 4.4.15

Friday night we headed down to Hercules Glade. This would be our third trip here. Read the previous post here. We arrived at the creek crossing before the Coy Bald […]



Swan Creek Wilderness 3.14.2015 Revisited

Yesterday was our first hike with my daughter, Megan. We had a blast! I think I might’ve passed along the hiking bug to Megan. She was a total leader and […]

Lead Mine Conservation Area Revisited 3.7.2015

Last Saturday, we took our second day hike to Lead Mine Conservation Area. Beautiful weather, nice blue skies, temperatures reaching mid 60s, perfect! We parked in a different area this […]



Bell Mountain Wilderness 10.2014

We spent a few days hiking in different areas on the Ozark Trail and the Bell Mountain trail this past weekend. The colors were not in peak yet, but let […]

Colorado 8.2.2014

We took an impromptu, brief trip to Colorado on an extended weekend. A few things I learned on this trip: I do suffer from altitude sickness and so does my […]