Hi everyone, I'm planning an over-nighter in Eastern Missouri the 25th of August. I'm planning on going solo but would love some company. Plan is to hike Saturday, do an overnight hang and hike back out on Sunday. I haven't settled on a location yet but I've narrowed it down to Cathedral Canyon, Rock Pile Wilderness, Taum Sauk Falls, or Hawn State Park. I'm planning on 5 or less miles each day. I love hiking but also like hanging out at camp. I'll invite my 13 year old son to come along if he wants but won't count on it . He's come a few times and uses a one man tent.
Cathedral Canyon is a really neat place. I've been there one time. The only challenge there is the access road which can be a real mess if there's been lot's of rain. If you've never been to Hawn State Park we can go there. Access is good and the area along Pickle Creek is great.
So if you'd like to join me, send a message and we'll make the plans.
I'm not the fastest hiker, 51 years old with a rough knee, but I do okay and I've been working out so I won't be a snail either I'd like to meet some other guys who like to backpack/hammock camp so if you're interested let me know. If need be we can move this up to the weekend before it that works better for you.
Enjoy your day