• Hikes,  Hiking,  Kids,  Missouri,  St. Louis

    Take a Trail Through Time at Pickle Springs Natural Area in Missouri

    If you are looking for a short and family friendly trail that still packs a scenic punch then Pickle Springs Natural Area in southeastern Missouri is a must see. Located about an hour south of St. Louis, The Trail Through Time path is a quick 2 mile loop hike through a variety of rugged and interesting geographical features. Quick being a retaliative term when hiking with kids and so much to discover! When we last hiked the trail over the…

  • Hikes,  Missouri,  Trips

    Valley View Glades โ€“ 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 didnโ€™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:

  • Hikes,  Missouri,  Trips

    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 didnโ€™t really care for it, but eventually settled down: The boy plum wore himself out just riding along:

  • Hikes,  Missouri,  Trips

    Shaw Nature Reserve 4/21/16

    We kicked off the 2016 โ€œhikingโ€ season this past weekend with a trip to Shaw Nature Preserve in Gray Summit MO. I say โ€œhikingโ€ 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,…