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Valley View Glades – 5-16-16

Valley View Glades – 5-16-16

We ran off to Valley View Glades to keep working on getting our hiking legs under us again. The kids handled the trip well, and the little girl didn’t scream the whole way for a change! While it was a bit cool on Saturday, the valleys were pleasant, but the views were a bit windy: Some water was flowing:

St. Francois Park Mooner’s Hollow Hike 5-2-16

St. Francois Park Mooner’s Hollow Hike 5-2-16

Since the weather was so nice, we headed out to hike Mooners Hollow in St. Fracois Park in MO. The boy was ready for more adventure: This was the first time the little girl got to ride in her pack for a decent hike. She didn’t really care for it, but eventually settled down: The boy plum wore himself out just riding along:

Shaw Nature Reserve 4/21/16

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,…

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Castor River Shut-ins and Meramec State Park 10-26-14

Castor River Shut-ins and Meramec State Park 10-26-14

We’ve been doing a bit of wandering the past couple of weekends. Loaded up the Merc: And went to Castor River Shut Ins again: And we’ve also hit Meramec Park on both the St. James and Sullivan MO side:

Castor River Shut-in 8-18-14

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:

Valley View Glades 8-11-14

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:

Royal Gorge 7-6-14

Royal Gorge 7-6-14

We ran out and did a quick hike at the Royal Gorge on the 4th. It’s a new trail down in Arcadia Valley near Ironton MO. Headed out in the foggy morning: … in the fuel miser baby hauler: Strapped a kid to my chest: And headed out: In some spots you could squint your eyes and pretend you were out west: The boy particularly liked the water: For lunch, we stopped at Baylee Jo’s for some good BBQ: After…

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