Tag Archives: Missouri

Cleveland Cave

I’m no longer a caving virgin.  I lost “it” today in Cleveland Cave near Osceola MO during an “Introduction to Cave Survey and Restoration” event organized by a local Sierra Club group and the KC Area Grotto. This is 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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Abatement and a burger

I spent about 4 hours today cutting back small trees along a hiking/biking trail.  It was pretty grassy so I’ll have to return and cut that – the first opportunity to use my new trimmer.  Several acres in one area … Continue reading

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Blue River Parkway

I went hiking with the Adventure Club at Blue River Parkway again, but this time on some trails along the western edge.  I thought the “Old Railroad Bed” would be fairly dry despite recent rains and I wasn’t very wrong.  … Continue reading

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Landahl Park

I spent much of the day hiking at Landahl Park in Blue Springs with some other KC Adventure Club members.  I’d been on the trails in the north half before and had been looking forward to getting back there.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Hacking the heck out of the hated honeysuckle

I spent much of the morning cutting down Asian bush honeysuckle at George Owens Nature Park in Independence.  This stuff is an invasive species that is taking over many wild areas.  It can grow 4-6 feet per year, is generally … Continue reading

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Monkey Mountain and Honey Creek

Spent the day with some people from the Adventure Club exploring Monkey Mountain and Honey Creek Conservation Areas north of St Joe.  We had over 6 hours on some hilly trails so I think we were all pretty well pooped … Continue reading

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Hiking in Independence

Had a pretty full day in Independence with the Kansas City Adventure Club.   Started with a hike at the George Owens Nature Park, then a picnic and more hiking at La Benite Park, then over to River Bluff Nature Reserve … Continue reading

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James A Reed Wildlife Area and Blue & Gray Park

I went to James A Reed Wildlife Area for a little hike last week.  I was last there in January when everything was frozen and there was about 8 inches of snow on the ground.  Slogging through that snow out … Continue reading

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