My mom and I got our new mountain bikes on Feb. 27. The next day, we "baptized" our bikes on the 3 mile Grotpeter Trail at Castlewood.
Last weekend, my family went backpacking at Sam A. Baker State Park with Troop 21. We ended up going 9.75 instead of our planned 14. It was still a great trip. We climbed the talus covered slopes of Mudlick Mountain to Millers Ridge. After climbing Millers Ridge we made a 300 ft. climb to the true summit on Firetower Road. We rested beneath the 80 ft. high Fire Tower before hiking down the Adirondack. Mudlick Mountain is the most prominent peak in Missouri, it rises 800 ft. from the Big Creek valley. After dropping our packs, my family & Mr. Harrison went hiking to get our water from Mudlick Hollow. Mudlick Hollow was the prettiest part of the hike. The narrow rocky valley contained the beautiful shut-in stream of Mudlick Creek. The waterfalls were very pretty to walk by. My family camped in Adirondack 2 with Will and Alex. We had a bench, two working fireplaces, fire wood, and a view of Big Creek 400 ft. below. It was great sleeping in a CCC adirondack with a roaring fire.