Sharing the Adventure Beyond Castlewood Missouri

Photos, maps, information and links to sites for parks, trails and rivers Beyond Castlewood Missouri.
Photo: Lake at Ferne Clyffe State Park on a cloudy afternoon in late June 2021.

Beyond Castlewood - August 29, 2017
Rockford Beach Park on the Big River in Jefferson County, Missouri.
Beyond Castlewood - December 28, 2015
Castor River Shut-Ins - Missouri's only known pink granite shut-ins. Located east of Fredericktown, Missouri.
Beyond Castlewood - December 24, 2015
Waterfalls on a rainy day in the LaBarque Creek Conservation Area December 2015.
Beyond Castlewood - November 19, 2015
Water falling from a hole in the creek bed above after a couple days of rain. LaBarque Creek Conservation Area. November 2015.
Beyond Castlewood - November 16, 2015
Falling Spring located 10 miles south of Winona/US60 on MO19
Beyond Castlewood - October 27, 2015
Meigs Falls on Little River Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Beyond Castlewood - September 16, 2015
Lower Falls on the Yellowstone River in The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Labor Day weekend 2015.
Beyond Castlewood - September 16, 2015
Alberta Falls .8 miles from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead on Bear Lake road in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Beyond Castlewood - July 16, 2015
Overflow cascade at Meramec Spring Park, 21880 Meramec Spring Drive, St. James, Missouri. July 2015
Beyond Castlewood - July 14, 2015
Piney Falls in Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee - June 2015
Beyond Castlewood - July 10, 2015
Pickle Creek while hiking the Pickle Creek Trail in Hawn State Park after a week of rain. July 2015
Cane Creek Falls - Fall Creek Falls State Park - June 2015
Beyond Castlewood - July 3, 2015
Hiked 2.5 miles from the trail head located at the back end of Cades Cove to Abrams Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, June, 2015.
Beyond Castlewood - July 3, 2015
Burgess Falls in the rain after a night of heavy thunderstorms. July 2015
Beyond Castlewood - June 14, 2015
Fall Creek Falls in Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee
Beyond Castlewood - June 13, 2015
Rainbow in the mist of Cane Creek Falls in Fall Creek Falls State Park
Beyond Castlewood - April 24, 2015
Mina Sauk Falls on the Taum Sauk section of the Ozark Trail, Taum Sauk Mountain State Park. April 2015.
Beyond Castlewood - April 23, 2015
Castor River Shut-Ins - Missourl's only known pink granite shut-ins. Located east of Fredericktown, Missouri.
Beyond Castlewood - January 4, 2015
The creeks were full while hiking the Taum Sauk Section of the Ozark Trail from Hwy A to Goggins on a rainy day in January 2015.
Beyond Castlewood - September 30, 2014
Abrams Falls, 2.5 miles from the trail head located at the back end of Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, September, 2014.
Beyond Castlewood - April 6, 2014
Waterfall on the Blair Creek Section of the Ozark Trail.

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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

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Over 390 miles of hiking trails in the Missouri Ozarks.
Photo: Taum Sauk Section of the Ozark Trail.

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.