Sharing the Adventure Beyond Castlewood Missouri

Photos, maps, information and links to sites for parks, trails and rivers Beyond Castlewood Missouri.
Photo: Searching waterfalls in the rain at LaBarque Creek Conservation Area March 2020.

Beyond Castlewood - August 29, 2017
Rockford Beach Park on the Big River in Jefferson County, Missouri.
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California - Yosemite NP

Photo: Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park on a hot day in late June 2016.

Canada - British Columbia

Hiked to the first peak of Stawamus Chief with my son and his dog on National Trails day. Squamish, British Columbia
Photo: View of the Stawamus Chief second peak from the first. The hike to the first peak is a 1.5 kilometre trail with an elevation gain of 540 meters.

Colorado - Rocky Mountain NP

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Photo: Nymph Lake .5 miles from the Bear Lake Trailhead on Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Florida Parks and Beaches

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Siesta Key Beach and Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, Florida.
Photo: Alligators on the bank of the Myakka River.

Idaho

Shoshone Falls and Salmon River
Photo: Hint of a second rainbow in the mist of Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho.

Illinois Parks, Hikes and Historic Sites

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Photo: Burden Falls located in Southern Illinois in the Shawnee National Forest May 2015.

Missouri - The Ozark Trail

Courtois Section
48 miles from the Onondaga Trailhead to the Hazel Creek Trailhead on the Ozark Trail Ozark Trail Association
Karkaghne Section
29 miles from the Hwy J Trailhead to the Hwy P Trailhead on the Ozark Trail Ozark Trail Association
Bell Mountain
12 mile loop off the Taum Sauk Section of the Ozark Trail.
North Fork Section
27 miles from the Hwy P Trailhead to the Collins Ridge Trailhead on the Ozark Trail Ozark Trail Association
Middle Fork / John Roth Memorial Section
24 miles from the Hwy DD Trailhead to the Hwy J Trailhead on the Ozark Trail Ozark Trail Association
Victory Section
19 miles from the Brushy Creek Trailhead to the Wrangler Trailhead on the Ozark Trail Ozark Trail Association
Current River Section
30 miles from the Powder Mill Trailhead to the Hwy 60 Trailhead on the Ozark Trail, Rocky Falls and Klepzig Mill on Rocky Creek. Ozark Trail Association
Blair Creek Section
27 miles from the Hwy P Trailhead to the Powder Mill Trailhead on the Ozark Trail Ozark Trail Association
Taum Sauk Section
35 miles from the Hwy A Trailhead to the Hwy 21 Trailhead on the Ozark Trail Ozark Trail Association Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
Wappapello Section
35 miles from the Sam A Baker State Park Trailhead to the Hwy 172 Trailhead on the Ozark Trail Ozark Trail Association
Trace Creek Section
26 miles from the Hazel Creek Trailhead to the Hwy A Trailhead on the Ozark Trail Ozark Trail Association

Missouri Parks, Rivers and Hikes

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Hiking the Big Piney Trail in the Paddy Creek Wilderness on a cloudy Sunday in March 2018, Mark Twain National Forest.

Missouri Springs, Mills and Historic Sites

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Photo: Greer Spring, The second largest spring in Missouri with an average daily flow of 222 million gallons from two outlets about 250 feet apart. The spring is 0.9 miles from the trailhead located about 8 miles north of Alton, Missouri on Highway 19.

Oregon

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Cannon Beach and waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Photo: Multnomah Falls, 611 feet tall and located off of I-84 just 30-minute east of Portland, Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

Tennessee National and State Parks

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Fall Creek Falls, Cummins Falls and Burgess Falls State Park.
Photo: Cummins Falls, nine miles north of Cookeville, Tennessee on the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River.

Tom Uhlenbrock - Missouri State Parks

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A Guide to the Turquoise Jewels of the Missouri Ozarks


The new Echo Bluff State Park, billed as the gateway to the Missouri Ozarks, is the perfect base camp for a two-day treasure hunt in search of the turquoise springs hidden in the forested hills.

Located halfway between Salem and Eminence on Highway 19, the park’s entrance is the starting point for an easy drive to six of these sparkling gems.

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Utah - Arches NP

Photo: Broken Arch in Arches National Park June 2016.

Washington, Pacific North West

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Photo: Mount Rainier from State Route 165 on my way to Mount Rainier National Park

Wyoming - Grand Teton - Yellowstone

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Photo: Wanting to get away from the crowded holiday weekend in Yellowstone, Friday afternoon my son and I went to a ranger station to register for a backcountry permit. There were several sites available, from a mile to a 10 mile hike in. We chose Backcountry Campsite 2H4 on Hellroaring Creek, two-and-a-half miles from the Hellroaring Trailhead. The trail was easy to follow, crossing the Yellowstone River on a foot bridge and passing small herds of bison and pronghorn along the way.