Klondike Park Hike 1-20-18
After suffering a bit of cabin fever, the weather broke and allowed us to get out this past weekend for a bit of a hike. This was the boy’s first “Big Boy” hike and he managed to hike the full two miles all by himself. He had a few falls, but overall it went very well!
We decided to head out to Klondike Park in St. Charles County. The park is unique in that is located on the site of an old silica sand quarry. Now that site has been turned into a beautiful park with paved and unpaved trails. It also looks like a nice place to camp.
We hiked the overlook trail as well as the Hogsback trail down the bluff:
Both kids started out strong and made it up to the top of the overlook trail:
And of course, stabbing and cracking ice was too much fun to resist!
After leaving the overlook, we headed down the Hogsback trail:
With the leaves off the trees, the views of the river below were especially pleasant.
Lots of fun little bridges on the way down:
The rosy cheeked boy was very tired by the end of the trail:
Klondike park was a very nice little park and I hope to make the trip out that way again with the bike sometime in the future to do a bit more exploring!