My Golden Year Journey

We have always been told that our golden birthday has a little bit of magic to it. Turning 23 on the 23rd sounds a lot more fun than just turning 23. (Nobody likes you when you’re 23 according to Blink-182) A very unreliable source (urban dictionary) states that not all golden birthdays are considered equal. […]

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Elephant Rocks State Park: Hidden Missouri Gem

Elephant Rocks State Park, one of the most curious geologic formations in Missouri. One might ask why these rocks are referred to as elephants, it is because giant boulders of ancient granite stand end-to-end like a train of circus elephants. Molten rock, called magma, accumulated deep below the earth’s surface. The magma slowly cooled, forming […]

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Throwback Thursday: Kings Canyon National Park

Today marks exactly 1 year ago that I visited Kings Canyon National Park for the first time! (Side note, I first wrote this post without knowing it was exactly 1 year ago so I’m basically a psychic). The back story to this is actually a little bit different than just taking a trip to a […]

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Backpacking for Beginners: Featuring The Ozark Trail

Backpacking is somewhat of a new adventure for me. I have been on several long hiking trips on some pretty tough trails in California, Tennessee etc. so, I thought that the trails in Southern Missouri would be nothing short of a breeze. Backpacking comes with its own set of unique challenges that I had never […]

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