Category Archives: Travel
In March 2017, I spent some time exploring the National and State Park lands of the American West. We drove 4000 miles and visited 9 states. These photos are some of my favorite because of how peaceful these locations were in the off season. We made it to Chimney rock right at sunset and had the place to ourselves, and we visited Scottsbluff National Monument early in the morning before others arrived. Most people go south for spring break, I went North and was rewarded with rustic quietness.
Wind Cave National Park ranks highly among the US Parks. I stumbled on to these beauties while driving through the backroads of the park.
Hidden on St Louis University’s campus, the MOCRA shines. Open to the public.
I continue my journey to see all of the 90+ Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites. Some of these places are incredibly remote. I just can’t imagine many people visit Clark’s Hill or the Osage Village. I am pleased to say that I have.
I traveled across Missouri for a Science Olympiad Tournament, stumbled on to a state park, and discovered a little coffee shop. Not a bad day.
Knob Noster gets its name from a few hills (called knobs). Noster means ‘our’ in the indiginous people’s language from this area.
Hiking in the winter means no ticks, no mosquitoes, and no other people. Peace.
Missouri has 91 state park sites, and I have visited 54 of them. I plan on exploring some each month in 2017 to visit them all. I got an early jump on the project. December 2016. I particularly like the black and whites. It’s a little strange to me mixing the b/w with the color, but why not.