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    Missouri Hang 2 - Bell Mt. Wilderness - Potosi, MO - Nov. 17-18 - Trip Report

    Missouri Hang 2 - Bell Mt. Wilderness - Potosi, MO - Nov. 17-18
    We had a great group of 10 hangers along for the weekend hike to the top of Bell Mountain.
    We met at the trailhead at about 10am Saturday. It was a perfect day with a forecasted high of 60*F and sunny. We hiked the trail from the lower Hwy A trailhead, which is the more difficult spot to start from, but the views along the way are rewarding. We made the top by about 2:30. The views at the peak are some of the best in Missouri. We all picked our spots and hung our gear, then had dinner around the fire. The sky was clear so the stars were amazing and we even saw some of the meteor shower. The sunrise had to be the best thing about the entire trip. It rose over the hills and valley to the east of us. We all had an incredible view of it from our site. Coffee and breakfasts were consumed and we broke camp. Some hiked the remaining part of the loop and some hiked back down the way we came up. I did finally end up finding one of the peak markers. It was right by the concrete pilons we stopped at before going out on the glade. I never found the newer one though.

    All in all, I had a great time and I think everyone else did as well. It's an awesome area with some great nature to see.

    My full-size pics are all here: http://corybrant.com/images/bellmt2012/
    I posted my favorites below.
    Hopefully everyone else will post their pics as well. You can also email them to me if you'd like at cory@stlsrt.com and I will post them.

    We'll have another hang in January, be there or ne square!

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    Last edited by Disco; 11-18-2012 at 18:40.
    With beauty all around you, may you walk.

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    Here's some more of my favorite pics....
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    With beauty all around you, may you walk.

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    Those are awsome pictures....I am hoping yall put one together again in Dec or Jan..
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    This was a awesome first hang ,And I will never forget it. thanx again CB4

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    I had a great time - thanks for organizing. I will get pics and video done shortly
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    It was my pleasure! It was great meeting you all! rngn, I tried to reply to your PM, but your box was full.
    With beauty all around you, may you walk.

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    ya I cleaned it out. great pics

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    Guys and our dear lady; it was a great hang! It was wonderful to spend time with you, meet some new folks an best of all, to share it with my son Jeremiah, aka JAC; who got his trail name today. This morning a few of the guys (HairBear and Soulsurvivor) were talking about how he loved making fires and the name Pyro just came out. My son was excited about having a trail name and he liked it because other guys gave it to him.

    After we parted company from the rest of the group, Pyro2012 (he added the year), and I took the loop for an 8 mile hike. Being able to share that with my son was simply once of the best days of my life and I'm not overstating it.

    I enjoyed meeting the new guys and it was great seeing the guys from the last Missouri Hang.

    Thank you CB4 for another great job of honchoing the hang; I appreciate it and we couldn't have had a better crew, spot, and weather.

    If you missed this one, you missed one of the best!

    Thanks to all for the good time and for making my son feel welcome!!

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