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.