What is likely to be my last backpacking trip around here until autumn was a one-nighter on the Smith Creek Loop southeast of Columbia MO this weekend. I and two others started at the Boydsville trail head and hiked around the south side to the bluff above Cedar Creek to set up camp. A high temperature of 87 ensured we never felt very comfortable. 🙂 We encountered lots and lots of ticks. I was well protected by permethrin but the others were in continual battle. The overnight low was 73 so I didn’t even need a sleeping bag. Shortly after beginning the hike out Sunday morning, it rained for a couple minutes and made conditions very muggy. Basically, it was exactly what one expects this time of year!
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