Outdoor Adventure

Monthly Musing by MoTravelGuy: Sledding in Missouri

Sledding on Art Hill, Forest Park in St. Louis. Photo by Daniel Doelling.

At some point in life, maybe around age 25, the thrill of whishing down a hill on a cheap sheet of plastic gives way to considerations of time spent prepping, piling on layers and then de-layering and drying off from time spent sledding. Giving up sledding because you don’t like putting on layers and drying off later? Your 11-year-old self ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Grand Gulf

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Grand Gulf State Park, Thayer Peer down from the ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Current River

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show!  Current River State Park, Eminence   Alton Box Board ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Washington

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show!  Washington State Park, De Soto   Located on Highway ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Rock Bridge

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This blog post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show!  Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia.  The park ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Castlewood

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show!  Castlewood State Park, St. Louis County. Historic photos show ... Read More »

Winter Fishing in Missouri: It May Be the Best Fishing Season

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Last week I was attending a holiday event when asked: “So are you done fishing for the year?” I responded: “No, I just fished a bass tournament last weekend.” “Really?” he asked. “I didn’t know you could even catch fish this time of the year.” I went on to explain that some of the best fishing of the year is ... Read More »

2015 First Day Hikes in Missouri

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Lots of people like to start off a new year with a resolution to get healthier. Many tend to give up a certain unhealthy habit like drinking soda or watching too much TV, but I say, don’t give something up, start doing something new. How about a resolution to get out and be more active? But more specifically, how about ... Read More »

Winter Birding: Missouri is for the Birds

Trumpeter Swans, photo by Rick Smotherman.

I love birding. Or bird watching. Whatever you call it, Missouri is a hotbed of activity, and I’m not the only one who thinks so. Smithsonian magazine just listed a spot in the northwest corner of the state as one of the seven best places in America to see fall bird migrations: “In the autumn months, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in ... Read More »