Smith Creek Loop backpacking

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!

Advertisements

About Michael R

I enjoy hiking, landscaping with native plants, nature photography, dark chocolate, fine dining, good movies, and old jazz.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s