Outdoor Adventure

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Johnson’s Shut-Ins

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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! This December marks the 10th anniversary of the devastation, ... Read More »

Missouri’s Best Dry Fly Pattern

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I have heard it said many times, new trends from the east or west coasts will find their way to Missouri in just a few years. Well I guess that even goes for trout dry flies. Recently I was fortunate enough to sit in on two fantastic fly-fishing seminars given by a couple of the best fly-fishing instructors in Missouri. ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Harry S Truman

Photo by Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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! Bordered on three sides by water, Harry S Truman ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Wallace

Photo by Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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! Located less than an hour’s drive from Kansas City, ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Long Branch State Park

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Big lakes for boating, fishing and swimming are scarce amid the rolling farmland of northern Missouri, that’s what makes Long Branch State Park off U.S. 36 near Macon special for the local residents. The park’s original landscape consisted of prairies in the upland areas, while forests formed in the valleys of the rivers and streams. Settlers began farming the thick ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Mark Twain

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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!  Established in 1924 and named for Missouri’s most famous ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Stockton Lake

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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! Dependable winds make Stockton Lake at Stockton State Park ... Read More »

An Unexpected Call

Recently I was sitting in line waiting to get the oil changed in my truck when my cell phone rang.  I didn’t recognize the number and it wasn’t programed into my phone but I answered it anyway. The voice on the other end of the line was an old friend who I had not seen in several years.  He said, ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Thousand Hills

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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!  Thousand Hills State Park, west of Kirksville, has a ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Morris

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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!  At 161 acres, Morris State Park is among the ... Read More »