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Elk River Trail – Elk City Kansas

My third trip on the Elk River Trail (along Elk City Lake and the Elk River near Independence KS) but my first time hiking the whole 15-mile length.  Previously, I had done only the eastern 9.5 mile section.  The weather … Continue reading

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Shawnee Mission Park trail work

Work on the “red” trail at Shawnee Mission Park has resumed and for the first time in a long time, my schedule permitted me to participate.  There’s one final piece about a mile long to build and it’s mostly going … Continue reading

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Return to Elk River

I returned to the Elk River trail in SE Kansas, this time with 6 others from the Sierra Club.  We hiked the eastern 9.5 miles just like last time so I still haven’t seen the western end.  Saturday was cloudy … Continue reading

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Orienteering Shawnee Mission Park

Shawnee Mission Park has a permanent orienteering course with 75 control points.  For $3.50 you can get a packet at the visitor’s center that contains an orienteering brochure, a black & white map of the park with all control points, … Continue reading

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Perry Lake hiking

I spent another day at Perry Lake but, at long last, this time it was to hike instead of work!  I started at the Old Military Road trail head and went 3.5 miles west to the Old Quarry Road and … Continue reading

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Perry Lake work day #4

I spent another day clearing trails at Perry lake – this time from mile 28 (where we left off on work day #3) west to where section 1 intersects.  This was all wooded so still in pretty good shape.  A … Continue reading

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Perry Lake work day #3

Today found me behind the DR mower again at Perry Lake but this time we did Section 4 from Ferguson Rd west about 1.6 miles.  There were more trees to trim (or just cut down) than before and we had … Continue reading

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Perry Lake work day #2

I spent a good part of the day at Perry Lake behind this bad boy: A “DR All-Terrain Mower” borrowed from the Corps of Engineers.  The goal was to reclaim part of Section 1 on both sides of 66th Street … Continue reading

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Elk River and Table Mound trails – Elk City Lake, Kansas

The Elk River Trail is a National Recreation Trail that runs for 15 miles along the north side of Elk City Lake and the Elk River near Independence in the SE corner of Kansas.  The river has been carving the … Continue reading

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Catching up

I’ve missed a few blog updates over the last couple weeks. Let’s see, there have been hikes with the KC Adventure Club at Wallace State Park, Shawnee Mission Park, and Hillsdale Lake, and a hike with a friend at Landahl … Continue reading

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