• Hikes,  Missouri,  Trips

    Shaw Nature Reserve 4/21/16

    We kicked off the 2016 “hiking” season this past weekend with a trip to Shaw Nature Preserve in Gray Summit MO. I say “hiking” as we mostly stayed on the easy trails as we toted the 3 wheel stroller around the park, but there were several off-road sections we (dumbly) dragged it through. Couple of random photos: This was one of the less friendly jogging stroller parts, there were a few others on the River Trail that were even messier, but we made it through!…

  • Hikes,  Missouri,  Trips

    Castor River Shut-in 8-18-14

    We ran down to the Castor River Shut-Ins to look around on Sunday, taking the back way in on the rock roads and dodging the rain the best we could: And for another rare sight, I don’t recall the last time I saw a Tin Top running down the road:

  • Hikes,  Missouri,  Trips

    Valley View Glades 8-11-14

    With all the rain recently we were hoping to finally catch some flowing water at Valley View Glades this weekend. But no dice. Apparently you have to be down there while it’s raining to actually see the waterfalls in action. We rode down in the lap of luxury:

  • Hikes,  Missouri,  Trips

    4th Road Trip – Valley View Glades Mo

    Since we left the poor dog and the truck home when we recently went out west, we made it up to both of them this weekend by going on a short road trip to Valley View Glades in Mo near Hillsborough. We started out early on a rather chilly June morning: Arrived at the Rec area with one excited mutt: And a wife that takes lots of photos: And proceeded to hike all over that park (about 2.5 miles total): Little dry around here, so…