Anything but Dismal

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After a long hot summer, I always get excited as the fall breezes begin to cool the land and transform the leaves to their bright fall colors. The slow fall of leaves from the trees is a sure sign that it is once again time to explore the rugged wilderness that is the Ozarks. One of the great benefits of living in the Ozark Mountains is the opportunity for an almost exhaustive list of … [Read more...]

Bear Creek Canyon – Winter Hiking

Hikers carefully work their way along the edge of Bear Creek, where water from recent rain gushes with great force through the deep rock slot.

Waterfalls, gushing currents slicing through rock highlight overnight trip I recently guided 14 hikers into Bear Creek Canyon to explore the waterfalls and rock formations in this steep and beautifully rugged area. I had been looking for something new and wanted an off-the-beaten path (literally) hike to discover together with the group. It was a perfect winter’s day, and I was even … [Read more...]