Step Into The Wild

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” -John Muir  For 5 days and 4 nights my other half and I explored immaculate mountains ranges, waterfalls taller than buildings, and encountered wildlife up close and personal.  Yes we slept in a tent and yes it was cold πŸ˜€…

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…

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…