2017†Hike†Log

    Hike Mileage Hiking Time Avg Min/Sec Total Avg Mileage Mileage   Which Elevation
Date Location Nbr Rob hh:mm:ss Speed Mile Mileage Mileage Katie Kerry Comments/Description Shoes Gain
01/01/17 Louis H. Bangert Memorial Wildlife Area, Saint Charles MO 1 4.06 1:30:46 2.684 22:21 4.06 4.06 4.06 New Year's Day hike with Kerry while Katie ran the KATY Trail. Trails were soft muddy in places. Starbucks afterwards. Vasque1 26
01/06/17 Whitecliff Park, Crestwood MO 2 4.14 1:40:43 2.466 24:20 8.20 4.10 Mid-afternoon hike on snow covered trails. Cold and mostly overcast. Vasque1 442
01/14/17 Webster Groves MO to Crestwood MO 3 3.14 1:02:37 3.009 19:56 11.34 3.78 3.14 Urban hike with Kerry to document Grant's Trail damage to send to STL County. Met Mary & Kelly for coffee at Starbucks. Vasque1 155
01/17/17 Officer Blake Snyder Memorial Park, Green Park MO 4 4.04 1:52:17 2.159 27:48 15.38 3.85 Explored the earthen trails. Trail was soft and squishy. Removed a bunch of fallen limbs and one small tree from the trail(s). Vasque1 431
01/24/17 Bee Tree County Park, Oakville MO 5 4.33 1:53:08 2.296 26:08 19.71 3.94     Loops around Bee Tree Park with Mike Gawlak. Temp about 40, nice day. We went off the beaten path to visit Woods-Smith Castle Ruins. Starbucks afterwards. Vasque1 538
02/05/17 Forest Park, Saint Louis MO 6 4.02 1:24:10 2.866 20:56 23.73 3.96 4.02 Mild Feb day, temp in lower 50's. Nice hike with Kerry to catch up her career ideas. Brooks6 120
02/13/17 Don Robinson State Park, Cedar Hill MO 7 5.05 2:32:56 1.981 30:17 28.78 4.11 Sandstone Canyon Trail clockwise. Pretty location. Lunch at Slingers in House Springs afterwards. With Mike Gawlak. Vasque1 767
02/16/17 Silver Lake Trail, Highland IL 8 4.41 1:41:18 2.612 22:58 33.19 4.15 Nice day for a hike - temp in the mid 50's. Muddy & mucky in the low spots but dry otherwise. Saw a couple other people. Ate at Railshake Brewery (not really a brewery) in Highland afterwards. Vasque1 75
02/24/17 Graham Cave State Park 9 4.35 1:44:02 2.509 23:55 37.54 4.17 Hiked the following Trails: Fern Ridge, Graham Cave, Indian Glade and the whole Loutre River Trail. Temp in the low 60's falling onto the 50's. Heard lots of birds. Vasque1 524
02/27/17 Engelmann Woods Natural Area, Labadie MO 10 3.69 1:34:15 2.349 25:33 41.23 4.12     Another nice day for a hike. Was going to hike the loop twice but found an offshoot trail that gave me enough extra mileage. Saw one deer and heard lots of birds. Very quiet area. Vasque1 691
03/02/17 Quail Ridge County Park, Wentzville MO 11 6.50 2:46:21 2.344 25:36 47.73 4.34 Nice day for a hike. Trails marked well for the most part but confusing in some areas. Liked the eastern end of the park better. Some parts muddy. Vasque1 430
03/06/17 Pickle Springs Natural Area 12 2.37 1:30:28 1.572 38:10 50.10 4.18 Trail Through Time. 1st of 3 hikes this day. Might be the best 2 mile hike in MO. Like a cross between Elephants Rocks and Castlewood. Will be back. Vasque1 347
03/06/17 Hickory Canyons Natural Area 13 2.17 1:12:53 1.786 33:35 52.27 4.02 2nd of 3 hikes this day. Pretty nice hike although not as neat as Pickle Springs. Hiked the short side about .45 miles before turning around. Offical trail ends about .25 miles. Vasque1 361
03/06/17 Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve 14 2.37 1:07:39 2.102 28:33 54.64 3.90 First 1/3 mile is a climb of 300+ ft, including about 200 steps. Car Ferry not running in Ste Gen so had to divert to the bridge at Chester. Got gas for $2.01 right before the bridge.3rd of 3 hikes this day. One spur trail lead to plowed field. Great views from bluff. Vasque1 636
03/09/17 St. Stanislaus Conservation Area 15 6.17 2:26:39 2.524 23:46 60.81 4.05 After Dr appt for yearly physical. Nice day. Trails were good for the most part. Signage could use some improving. Refuel at Cugino's afterwards. With Rick Peterson. Vasque1 323
03/14/17 Whitecliff Park, Crestwood MO 16 3.43 1:39:26 2.070 28:59 64.24 4.02 Solo. Explored various side trails and looked for opportunities to improve the trail flow. Pic of old car. Vasque1 354
03/21/17 Mastodon State Historic Site, Imperial MO 17 3.47 1:21:47 2.546 23:34 67.71 3.98 With Mike Gawlak and Dave Schade. Temp in the 50's. Lunch at Frankie Gia afterwards. Vasque1 540
03/31/17 Bell Mountain Wilderness Area, Belleview MO 18 12.38 6:04:54 2.036 29:28 80.09 4.45     Retirement Anniversary hike. About 1:45 drive to get there. Temp in the mid 40 to mid 50's. Trail really rocking in places, muddy, and sometimes standing water. Three creek crossings. Nice views at the summit. Vasque1 1805
04/16/17 Whitecliff Park, Crestwood MO 19 3.09 1:36:46 1.916 31:19 83.18 4.38 Easter Sunday hike before the rain hit. Cut back some wild honeysuckle along the way. With Kerry. Coffee at Starbucks afterwards. Vasque1 302
04/22/17 Webster Groves MO to Kirkwood MO 20 3.17 1:02:13 3.057 19:38 86.35 4.32     Urban hike to Kaldi Coffee with Kelly. Temp about 52. Brooks6 113
05/16/17 Camp Horizon, Arkansas City KS 21 3.10 1:24:16 2.207 27:11 89.45 4.26 3.10 3.10 Warm day, lots of bugs. With Katie & Kerry. Hadn't been there in 40 years or so. Vasque1 288
05/18/17 MacLennan Park/Cedar Crest, Topeka KS 22 3.13 1:16:19 2.461 24:23 92.58 4.21 3.13 3.13 Did a hike near the Govorner's Mansion before meeting up with brother Dave who was in Topeka on business. Walked around the old Menninger building. Vasque1 353
05/27/17 Terre Du Lac MO 23 3.02 0:56:17 3.219 18:38 95.60 4.16     Late morning hike around the neighborhood with Lori, Joyce and Steve. Brooks6 248
06/16/17 Sunset Park, Florissant, MO 24 3.14 0:58:20 3.230 18:35 98.74 4.11 Midday hike after Dr appt. Warm. And humid. Vasque1 243
06/18/17 Webster Groves MO to Grantwood Village MO 25 2.25 0:46:06 2.928 20:29 100.99 4.04     Father's Day urban hike with Kelly. Mary meet us and we toured the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site (Whitehaven) across from Grant's Farm. Brooks6 30
07/03/17 Queeny Park, Ballwin MO 26 4.02 1:18:42 3.065 19:35 105.01 4.04 4.02 Early afternoon hike with Kerry. Warm, but partly couldy and a little breeze. Smoothie King afterwards. Vasque1 282
07/18/17 Kirkwood MO to Webster Groves MO 27 3.14 1:00:32 3.112 19:17 108.15 4.01 3.14 Temp about 90. After our run to Kaldi Coffee and breakfast there. With Kerry. Saucony5 106
07/21/17 Vilander Bluff Trail 28 1.43 0:38:33 2.226 26:57 109.58 3.91   1.43 After our 5+ mile Kayak float on the Meramec River. Temp was about 99 at the start. Visited Circle Inn Malt Shop in Bourbon MO afterwards. Brooks6 260
08/11/17 Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn NY to Manhattan NY 29 1.97 1:08:08 1.735 34:35 111.55 3.85 1.97 1.97 Family hike across the famous bridge during summer vacation. Very busy. We took lots of photos and a time lapse. Impressive structure. Brooks6 80
09/29/17 Castlewood State Park Ballwin MO 30 4.86 1:25:41 3.403 17:38 116.41 3.88     Forgot Garmin, recorded on Strava app on phone. Nice Fall day. Saw a couple bikers. Grotpeter, Justinís and Rollercoaster Trails. Vasque1 384
10/06/17 Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton IL 31 7.05 2:42:34 2.602 23:04 123.46 3.98   7.05 Fun hike with Kerry. Lunch in Grafton at Vasque1 1485
11/01/17 Babler State Park, Wildwood MO 32 6.32 2:11:28 2.884 20:48 129.78 4.06 Clockwise loop from gravel equestrian parking lot. Vasque1 754
11/08/17 Whitecliff Park, Crestwood MO 33 3.35 1:12:45 2.763 21:43 133.13 4.03 Pretty fall afternoon, temp in mid 50's. Had a bit of a cold. Took some colorful pics. Vasque1 301
11/22/17 Pomona Natural Bridge, Pomona IL 34 0.42 0:16:07 1.564 38:22 133.55 3.93 0.42 0.42 1 of 3 hikes with Katie & Kerry. Long drive to get there. 3 or 4 miles of gravel to get to the trailhead. Very cool structure. Vasque1 90
11/22/17 Little Grand Canyon, Murphysboro, IL 35 3.02 1:23:40 2.166 27:42 136.57 3.90 3.02 3.02 2 of 3 hikes with Katie & Kerry. Temp about 37. A local man in a pickup stopped to give us directions, very nice of him. Kerry was doing Vlogs and slipped and fell at one point. Vasque1 615
11/22/17 Piney Creek Ravine Nature Preserve, Chester IL 36 2.65 1:12:28 2.194 27:21 139.22 3.87 2.65 2.65 3 of 3 hikes with Katie & Kerry. Cool to see the Rock Art. Kerry was hungry and needed a bathroom. Vasque1 296
12/05/17 Whitecliff Park, Crestwood MO 37 3.19 1:20:26 2.380 25:13 142.41 3.85 Early afternoon hike after my eye exam. Nice fall day, temp about 45, sunny, some wind. Lots of leaves on the trail. Vasque1 319
12/15/17 Matson Hill Park, Defiance MO 38 8.33 3:19:10 2.509 23:55 150.74 3.97 CCW Loop of Matson Hill Loop, Oxen Mill and Hayes Trails. Saw 5 bikers and 1 other hiker. Temp in 40's, mostly overcast. With Mike Gawlak. Vasque1 804
12/21/17 Webster Groves MO to Crestwood MO 39 3.01 1:03:19 2.852 21:02 153.75 3.94 Late afternoon urban hike with Kelly for coffee. Mary picked us up and we drove to the post office to mail xmas cards. Brooks6 126
12/23/17 Winfield KS 40 3.82 1:23:06 2.758 21:45 157.57 3.94 Late morning hike with Kelly after breakfast at College Hill Coffee with Grandma & Grandpa. Temp about 28. Brooks6 67
12/28/17 West Tyson Park, Eureka, MO 41 4.11 1:34:01 2.623 22:53 161.68 3.94     Early afternoon hike solo. Temp about 18. Saw 4 other hikers. Some snow on the ground. Vasque1 678
Total Mileage   161.68 66:17:16 14.29 41.15 16789
Target Mileage 160.19 -1.49
Percent Complete 100.9%
Elapsed Day 365 0
Percent of Current Year 100.0% 0.00 0.00
Monthly TOTALs     Mileage Total             Hikes Per Month
January Mileage     19.71             5
February Mileage 21.52   5
March Mileage 38.86   8
April Mileage 6.26   2
May Mileage 9.25   3
June Mileage 5.39   2
July Mileage 8.59   3
August Mileage 1.97   1
September Mileage 4.86   1
October Mileage 7.05   1
November Mileage 15.76   5
December Mileage     22.46             5
161.68 41
Cumlative Mileage since 2015 438.19
Shoes/Boots   EOY 2016 Current Year Total          
Brooks5 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Green 70.87 0.00 70.87 Put in Service 04/02/2013
Saucony1 - Saucony Guide 7 Sil/Blu/Blk 0.00 0.00 0.00 Put in Service 12/31/2013
Vasque1 - Vasque Scree 2.0 Mid UltraDry 179.06 135.85 314.91 Put in Service 04/06/2015
Saucony3 - Saucony Guide 7 Sil/Blu/Blk 26.58 0.00 26.58 Put in Service 10/20/2015
Saucony5 - Saucony Guide 8 Wht/Blu/Ctn 0.00 3.14 3.14 Put in Service 08/04/2017
Brooks6 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Blu/Sil   0.00 22.69 22.69         Put in Service 01/01/2017
Totals:   276.51 161.68 438.19
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