Close to Home: the Missouri

Sometimes I need a reminder to stop and see the wonders of my own neighborhood, and I appreciate bloggers who — Thoreau-like — keep their focus small and remind me to do the same.  Two of my favorites are  Some Little Crum Creek and  Walks Under the Trees.  They both focus on the geography of smaller places, and each new post is energizing.

Yesterday we returned to a section of the Missouri River that we hike so often that I sometimes forget how gorgeous it is.    It’s a short three-mile hike below Hauser Dam and Beaver Creek, favored by fishermen and bald eagles, and….me.

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Hello. I'm Cindy, and I love to hike, bike and explore the outdoors - particularly the western U.S.
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10 Responses to Close to Home: the Missouri

  1. lil701 says:

    Yay! One of my favorite spots…

  2. LR says:

    I love this hike — it’s always one of our early-season favorites. Are the pelicans back? And the ticks?

  3. Scott says:

    I once rolled down I-15, toward the spires of Helena on the horizon, and must have passed not far from this hike. Sorry I missed it … Looks wonderful!

    I’m glad you find your way to Little Crum Creek. And thanks for wearing a little trail for me to follow back to your favored spot.

  4. beechcreekproject says:

    Love your photos as always. It’s places like this that keep me going out into the wilderness time and time again. We all could spend a 100 lifetimes trying to explore every canyon and creek we hike across and still not be able to see it all. Great work.

  5. ldsiebs says:

    Wow, just absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing this experience and for the reminder. We recently went on a hike down the Barton Creek Greenbelt. A beautiful hike right in our own city. You would never know it rests in the heart of Austin. We haven’t hiked there in 10 years and after going again, we couldn’t understand why we haven’t spent more time there. I think we just get so focused on the next trip, or getting away, that we don’t think about those adventures close to home. I enjoyed your post, as always. Thank you!

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