Social Distancing in Nature

Like nearly everyone else in the world, a lot of my plans for 2020 were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to changing my travel plans (I was supposed to go to Utah to hike and guest blog for a major Utah hiking and nature site), lockdowns and social distancing guidelines changed many ofContinue reading “Social Distancing in Nature”

Hiking the Rock Island Spur of the Katy Trail

The Rock Island Spur of the Katy Trail takes hikers, bikers, and horseback riders on a scenic journey through the heart of west-central Missouri past beautiful farmland, meandering streams, rolling hills, and the occasional reminders of the old railroad. The main (and original) section of the Katy Trail State Park runs 240 miles across centralContinue reading “Hiking the Rock Island Spur of the Katy Trail”