Last Saturday, my mom and I hiked the 8.2 mile Lewis and Clark Trail in Weldon Springs Conservation Area. It is a beautiful trail high on bluffs above the Missouri River.
Last Sunday, my mom and I hiked two and a half miles on the Green Rock Trail. After our beautiful hike on the Green Rock, we decided to explore the Clay Pits. When we arrived at the empty parking area, we saw some clay pillars that continued for 25 yards and just stopped. We follow a trail to the Scout Camping Area and saw a high bluffs to the North-west. We hiked down some steep clay slopes before crossing an isthmus between tow shallow ponds. Several trails joined together at the base of a steep, rocky gully. We ascended this gully. After we had scrambled out of the top of the gully, we got a great view of the area. The green pines contrasted sharply with the leafless trees next to them. After walking on the bluff for a while, we went down a small gully and marveled at the colorful clay slopes.
Afterwards, my mom and I stopped at Sunset Cyclery to continue or search for new mountain bikes. One day and four different bike shops later, my mom and I had made up or minds. I am going buy a 2009 Specialized Hardrock Sport Edition from Sunset. My mom is getting a 2009 Novara Piedra from REI. Both are light front-suspension mountain bikes. We can't wait to ride at Castlewood, Lost Valley, Klondike, Chubb, and other great mountain bike trails.