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Up, up, and away…

Went for a balloon ride this evening with a friend, courtesy of Becky Petrehn with Balloon AD-Ventures.  We took off from the Jo Co Executive airport at 151st & Pflumm.  Once aloft there was very little breeze so we moved … Continue reading

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Summer Sabbatical in Salida – Day 4

Saturday was the main event – our attempt to climb the 14,003′ Mt Huron.  This is considered to be about the easiest of all the 14er climbs, but that doesn’t mean that it’s actually easy, and especially not for a … Continue reading

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Summer Sabbatical in Salida

I’m hitting the road for a 4-day trip to the Salida/Buena Vista area of Colorado with 5 other members of the KC Adventure Club.  The itinerary includes Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, the Royal Gorge, kayaking the Arkansas … Continue reading

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Over KC

I went flying today with others from the Adventure Club in a rented Piper Arrow.  It was my first time in a small plane since I was about 12. 

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St Francois Mountains trip wrap-up

At 9 nights, this was the longest outdoors trip I’ve ever done and the longest I’ve been away from home in at least 30 years.  I saw a lot of areas I’d been wanting to see, hiked parts of 3 … Continue reading

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A tour of the St Francois Mountains

I’m heading off for a 10 day tour of the St Francois Mountains of SE Missouri.  I’ve been in the area only once before, at Bell Mountain, and there are so many other places nearby that have been on my … Continue reading

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