|01/03/21||Faust Park, Chesterfield MO||1||2.58||0:57:53||2.674||22:26||2.58||2.58||2.58||Mid-afternoon hike, temp about 34. Governor Bates Trail, partially paved, mostly earthen. Down the bluff, then back up. Checked out the village of old homes. With Katie.||Merrell1||289|
|01/04/21||Al Foster Trail, Wildwood MO||2||6.64||2:06:36||3.147||19:04||9.22||4.61||Mid-afternoon hike, temp about 36, cloudy. Nice long, flat hike on the Meramec Greenway along the river. Solo.||Merrell1||116|
|01/05/21||Fenton MO City Park||3||3.11||0:58:01||3.216||18:39||12.33||4.11||Mid-afternoon hike, sunny, temp about 50. Lots of people in the park. Construction on the Meramec Greenway. Solo.||Brooks7||44|
|01/08/21||West Tyson County Park||4||2.57||1:05:13||2.364||25:23||14.90||3.73||Early afternoon hike, temp about 36, overcast. Parking lot full, but only saw 3 people the whole time. Lot was almost empty when I returned. Trail has a lot of flint gravel and was soft in places. Solo.||Vasque1||475|
|01/10/21||Route 66 State Park||5||4.29||1:23:24||3.086||19:26||19.19||3.84||Early afternoon hike, temp about 28, cloudy. CCW loop from main parking lot. A few people out enjoying the park. Did side trail to river near RR bridge. Flat Creek Trail to Soetebier Park. Narrow Gauge train is gone. Solo.||Merrell1||69|
|01/11/21||Laumeir Sculpture Park||6||3.39||1:28:20||2.303||26:03||22.58||3.76||Mid-afternoon hike, partly sunny, about 37. Clockwise loop experloring many of the side trails. Some areas a bit muddy. Easy to get 3 miles in. Solo.||Merrell1||500|
|01/12/21||Fort Belle Fontaine County Park||7||3.78||1:25:36||2.650||22:39||26.36||3.77||Early afternoon hike, sunny, temp about 47. Trail muddy and mucky in spots. CW loop. Climbed the steps. Cool section of Coldwater Creek befores it dumps into the Missouri River - large slabs of limstone. Solo.||Merrell1||366|
|01/13/21||Lone Elk County Park||8||3.17||1:16:27||2.488||24:07||29.53||3.69||Late morning hike, cloudy, temp about 50.† CW loop from Visitor's Center. Saw about a dozen people on the trail. Saw3 deer and a dozen or so elk. Solo.||Vasque1||500|
|01/14/21||Bee Tree County Park||9||3.12||1:13:22||2.552||23:31||32.65||3.63||Mid-morning hike, temp about 39, cloudy a little light rain. Two CCW loops of the lake. A bit muddy/mucky in places. With Mike Gawlak.||Merrell1||329|
|01/28/21||Matson Hill Park||10||5.12||2:09:29||2.373||25:17||37.77||3.78||5.12||Mid-afternon, sunny, 32. Snow on the ground. Before Katie's 2nd Covid-19 vaccine shot in Washington MO. With Katie and Daniel.||Merrell1||543|
|02/03/21||Whitecliff Park Crestwood MO||11||3.59||1:35:03||2.266||26:29||41.36||3.76||Early afternoon hike, sunny, 41. Lots of construction near the quarry pond.||Vasque1||520|
|02/07/21||Whitecliff Park Crestwood MO||12||3.46||1:22:32||2.515||23:51||44.82||3.74||Early afternoon, overcast, 14 degrees or so. Some snow on the ground.||Merrell1||484|
|02/11/21||Queeny County Park, Ballwin MO||13||4.14||1:12:59||3.404||17:38||48.96||3.77||Mid-afternoon hike, cloudy, 19. Snow on the ground. CCW outer loop from the upper parking lot.||Merrell1||367|
|02/13/21||Whitecliff Park Crestwood MO||14||4.06||1:50:33||2.204||27:14||53.02||3.79||Mid-afternoon, overcast, 12, windy. Face was going numb. Snow on the ground. Solo.†||Vasque1||605|
|02/19/21||Timber Creek Nature Center Winfield KS||15||2.04||0:55:47||2.194||27:21||55.06||3.67||Early afternoon, sunny, 30. Tripped on a root under the snow surface, fell hard and hurt both knees, cut hike short. Someone wrote "Winfield" in the snow. Solo.||Merrell1||87|
|03/03/21||Whitecliff Park Crestwood MO||16||3.12||1:15:25||2.482||24:10||58.18||3.64||Early afternoon hike, sunny, 66. Warm winter day, felt like Spring.†||Merrell1||424|
|03/09/21||Don Robinson State Park||17||3.08||1:22:22||2.244||26:45||61.26||3.60||3.08||Mid-afternoon hike, sunny, 73. Labarque Hills Trail. Nice trail, camping area for the scouts perhaps. With Kerry.||Merrell1||521|
|03/14/21||Whitecliff Park Crestwood MO||18||3.40||1:27:29||2.332||25:44||64.66||3.59||Late afternoon hike, cloudy, 51. 4 or 5 kids were sitting above the quarry pond in the restricted area.||Merrell1||362|
|04/01/21||Long Ridge Conservation Area, Sullivan MO||19||11.05||4:45:52||2.319||25:52||75.71||3.98||Retirement Anniversary Hike #7. Sunny, 36 and little wind. Started on the north loop and hiked the Blue Trail loop, Yellow Connector Trail, Red Trail, Green Trail and Yellow Connector Trail again. Beers at Point Labaddie Brewery afterwards. With Mark & Karen Weaver and Rick Peterson.||Merrell1||1272|
|04/02/21||Big Four Railroad Bridge, Louisville KY||20||1.51||0:47:19||1.915||31:20||77.22||3.86||1.51||1.51||Late afternoon, sunny, about 50. Old railroad bridge converted to pedestrian/bicycle use. Cool views of downtown Louisville. You can walk from KY to IN. With Mary, Katie and Kerry.||Merrell1||79|
|04/03/21||Waterfront Botanical Gardens Louisville KY||21||1.52||0:44:41||2.041||29:24||78.74||3.75||Late morning hike, 52, sunny. Lots of pretty flowers. Building was closed. We were masked. With Mary, Kerry and Katie.||Merrell1||89|
|04/20/21||HooDoo Loop Trail Winfield KS||22||4.04||1:28:46||2.731||21:58||82.78||3.76||Late afternoon hike, 50, sunny. Some good pics along the way. Solo.||Merrell1||233|
|04/26/21||Big Hill Lake, Cherryvale KS||23||2.08||0:52:26||2.380||25:13||84.86||3.69||Mid-morning hike, 72, sunny. Nice lake and camping area. Prior to driving bacl to Saint Louis. Solo.||Merrell1||203|
|05/06/21||Queeny County Park, Ballwin MO||24||4.16||1:16:10||3.277||18:19||89.02||3.71||Mid-afternoon, 66 degrees. Pretty spring day. Saw some baby ducks near the pond.||Merrell1||379|
|05/14/21||Whitecliff Park Crestwood MO||25||4.04||3:47:48||1.064||56:23||93.06||3.72||Mid-afternoon hike, sunny, 72. Lots of trail maintenance. Saw a bike apparently abandoned in the woods.||Merrell1||356|
|05/21/21||Route 66 State Park||26||4.07||1:27:05||2.804||21:24||97.13||3.74||4.07||Early afternoon, temp about 83. Started and ended at Kircher Park. CCW loop. With Kerry.||Merrell1||55|
|06/02/21||Whitecliff Park Crestwood MO||27||3.59||2:34:27||1.395||43:01||100.72||3.73||Late afternoon hike, temp about 70, partly cloudy. Lots of trail maintenance.†||Merrell1||290|
|06/09/21||Whitecliff Park Crestwood MO||28||3.59||1:37:51||2.201||27:15||104.31||3.73||Late morning hike, temp about 75. Pics of the new fishing pier, treehouse, railing and sink.||Merrell1||447|
|06/24/21||Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont KY||29||2.51||0:53:14||2.829||21:13||106.82||3.68||Recommended by Kerry. Forgot sunscreen so stopped to buy that. Cool forest, cool hike. Lots of people hiking. Cool Forest Giants sculptures and many pretty flowers.||Merrell1||174|
|07/09/21||Harry S. Truman Park, Hazelwood MO||30||3.04||0:59:16||3.078||19:30||109.86||3.66||After dropping my bike off for repair in Univercity City - had an hour to kill. Recorded with Strava app. Big tree down, so turned around. Lots of bugs out.||Merrell1||287|
|07/21/21||Cliff Cave County Park, Oakville MO||31||3.15||1:17:11||2.449||24:30||113.01||3.65||3.15||Mid-afternoon hike 86, felt like 92. Sweatfest. Kerry's 23rd birthday. From the upper parking lot. River Bluff Trail.||Merrell1||228|
|08/09/21||Whitecliff Park Crestwood MO||32||3.20||1:20:12||2.394||25:04||116.21||3.63||Mid-afternoon hike, sunny, temp about 90. Pic of Naked Ladies flowers.||Merrell1||395|
|08/20/21||Creve Coeur Park, Maryland Heights MO||33||5.06||2:05:28||2.420||24:48||121.27||3.67||5.06||Early afternoon, temp about 90. CCW loop of Bootlegger Trail. Saw a deer. With Kerry.||Merrell1||352|
|09/18/21||Boulevard Park, Lake Saint Louis MO||34||2.02||0:50:21||2.407||24:56||123.29||3.63||2.02||2.02||Mid-morning hike, 74, clear. 2021 St. Louis Walk & Roll to Cure FSHD. 2 loops of Boulevard Park. With Mary, Katie, Kerry, Hoffmanns, Zilches.||Brooks8||129|
|09/20/21||Coffeeville KS||35||2.02||0:38:41||3.133||19:09||125.31||3.58||Late afternoon, 93 and sunny. Roosevelt Scenic Drive trail. Cool old scenic drive that now is a trail. Too bad trees block much of the view. On way to Winfield.||Brooks8||195|
|09/27/21||Whitecliff Park Crestwood MO||36||3.55||1:45:48||2.013||29:48||128.86||3.58||Late morning, sunny and 84. Did some trail maintenance along the way.||Merrell1||420|
|10/01/21||Queeny County Park, Ballwin MO||37||4.15||1:26:52||2.866||20:56||133.01||3.59||Mid-afternoon, 81, cloudy. With backpack and 11lbs weight. CCW loop from upper parking lot. Saw a bunch of wild turkeys.||Merrell1||308|
|10/04/21||Forest Park, Saint Louis MO||38||5.69||1:59:49||2.849||21:03||138.70||3.65||5.69||Mid-day hike, 75. Started/ended near Aviation Fields. CCW loop on heel path. Nice weather day, cool breeze. With backpack and 15lbs weight. With Kerry.||Merrell1||210|
|10/07/21||Glencoe MO||39||6.10||2:28:35||2.463||24:21||144.80||3.71||Mid-morning hike, 66, cloudy. Al Foster trail and Bluffview Trail. Nice scenic views along the way. New downhill MTB trail being developed nearby.||Merrell1||402|
|10/10/21||Greensfelder County Park||40||4.41||1:51:07||2.381||25:12||149.21||3.73||Early afternoon hike, sunny, 86. Beulah Trail CW at Katie's suggestion. Backpack and 25lbs weights. Parking lot full at the start and empty by the end.||Merrell1||410|
|10/14/21||Eagle Rock Loop Day 1, Quachita Natl Forest AR||41||5.02||3:37:29||1.385||43:19||154.23||3.76||Drove about 3 hours to the
Athens-Big Fork North Trailhead, it was raining so we drove to the closer
Little Missouri/Athens-Big Fork Junction Trailhead via very bumpy gravel
forest roads. Van lift-gate latch broke, luckily we already had our packs
Started the backpacking adventure about 1:55pm, temp about 82, with an immediate water crossing of the Little Missouri River. We made it about 20 minutes before the rain started again.
Hiked 5 miles over 4 mountains.
First summit had a scenic view, Spirit Rock Vista, but mostly we saw rain/drizzle/fog.
There was so much rain/drizzle/fog that when I got my phone out it was difficult to dry the screen enough to take pictures. I didn't have a dry spot on me.
5 miles, 10 water crossings.
Tree had fallen across the trail so we had to divert around it on a bunch of loose rock, not easy with a fully loaded backpack.
We wanted to get over 3 of the 6 mountains on the first day. Ultimately we decided to hike the fourth one as well.
Ended hiking about 5:33pm, temp was 78, rain had stopped.
Set up tents. Cooked dinner, freeze dried Pad Thai. It was decent. Shared some bourbon. Put our food bags in a dry sack, then into a varmint-proof bag, then hung it in a tree. To bed before dark. Didn't cool off much this evening.With my brother Dave.
|10/15/21||Eagle Rock Loop Day 2, Quachita Natl Forest AR||42||9.35||6:07:55||1.525||39:21||163.58||3.89||Up about 8am. Breakfast of
hot coffee and Pop Tarts. Broke camp, started hiking around 9:20am.
We tackled the biggest mountain of the trip (#5), 800ft of climbing over 9/10 mile. Tough.
We skipped Brush Heap Mountain summit because it was too overcast/rainy.
We did drop our packs and hike to Eagle Rock Vista Scenic overlook where we found cell reception!
Sent a Snapchat and pic to family. Katie had sent some pics from Florida - they looked great.
Rained on again. Hiked Mountain #6. Another downed tree.
Crossed Little Missouri River with no issue, knee deep. It can be very deep here and fast moving current.
We used our Sawyer Squeeze's to get water from river and filter it - worked great.
Heavy rain for 15 minutes, later the sun appeared. Wet 3 days in a row.
Saw lots of hikers today, perhaps because itís Friday.
Confused at one spot, two dudes ahead of said weíll watch you. A mother and daughter were coming from other way. I asked where they crossed, she said they were mistaken, trail stayed on our side. Solid tip, glad I asked!
Stumbled upon a fridge that exists between the river and the trail, we both singed it as is tradition. We marveled at how this fridge got here as no nearby roads.
9.3 miles, 6:07 time. 19 water crossings, 1,240 ft of elevation gain.
Talked and sipped bourbon. Lots of daddy long-leg spiders at campsite. In tent by 8pm.
Campsite by Little Missouri River, nice white noise. With my brother Dave.
|10/16/21||Eagle Rock Loop Day 3, Quachita Natl Forest AR||43||8.41||5:04:59||1.655||36:16||171.99||4.00||Up about 8am, didnít feel
like getting out of bed because it was cold outside. Moving slow. Because of
all the water crossings the first two days, I had been wearing Keen
Little toes on both feet rubbed raw and bleeding so it's band-aides, wool socks and a change of footwear (real hiking shoes) today. Breakfast of pop tart and coffee.
Dave was ready to way before me so he filtered some water from the river for us to drink on today's hike.
On the trail about 10:15am. Tried to help a couple that were lost trying to return from Winding Stairs. They were headed in the wrong direction. Signage not the greatest in this area. Lots of hikers/backpackers. Bathroom closed at Albert Pike Recreation Area. We were so looking forward to this. Campground is closed here as a flash flood killed 20 campers in 2010 when the river rose from 3' to 23' in four hours. We had lunch at the picnic area which is still open. Did hike to Winding Stairs, nothing to see? Slipped in the water twice crossing the river. Met two dudes trying to complete the hike in 1.5 days, impressive!
Ended hiking about 4pm.
8.41 miles, 10 water crossings.
Pooped in the woods, cumbersome. Gives whole new meaning to the phrase "tree hugger".
Tortillaís and peanut butter for dinner. We had a nice campfire. Bourbon: Blantonís, Woodford Reserve. With my brother Dave.
|10/17/21||Eagle Rock Loop Day 4, Quachita Natl Forest AR||44||7.57||4:00:26||1.889||31:46||179.56||4.08||Up at 7am, coldest night
yet, down into the 40ís. Dave put on his puffy jacket during the night
because he was so cold. Breakfast was Pop Tarts and water. No coffee as
decent bathroom facilities far and few between.
Started hiking just after 8:30am. Highlight was Little Missouri Falls. Fun to climb around on them. Reminded me of Johnson's Shutins a little bit.
Left the yellow painted rock at a trailhead near the Little Missouri Falls. We had found this rock on a trail in Winfield KS and I had forgotten about for a while.
Restrooms (pit toilets) open at the falls. This was the only open bathroom on the whole trip. Lots of up and down, rocks and roots. My neck/shoulders got fatigued so I had to stop about 4/10 mile from the finish to rest a bit.
River was down where we started on Thursday, so we could hop across the rocks and not get our feet wet. Finished about 1:20pm, just under 72 hours from when we started. We shared a celebratory beer as we loaded gear in the van.
7.57 miles, 11 water crossings.
I drove, Dave navigated but no cell signal here. Miles and miles of bad gravel roads to back to highway 8. Lots of 4 runners on the gravel roads. Stopped at McDonald's for double cheese burgers with extra pickles, great combo.
Drove back to Springdale AR to retrieve Dave's car, then on to Rogers AR. Got at room at the Embassy Suites near the Uptown Kitchen and Bar. Intended to walk to the restaurant for dinner but my two little toes both had blisters so we used Uber there and back. With my brother Dave.
|10/24/21||Terre Du Lac MO||45||2.75||0:55:49||2.956||20:18||182.31||4.05||Late morning hike, 72, cloudy. Big CCW loop around Lake Marseilles with the Bretch's and Hoffmann's.||Brooks8||71|
|11/26/21||Rockcut State Park, Pierce Lake||46||4.02||1:16:32||3.152||19:02||186.33||4.05||About 25 and cloudy. Clockwise loop from On our way to Milwaukee. With Katie.||Merrell1||229|
|11/29/21||Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee WI||47||3.63||1:17:53||2.796||21:27||189.96||4.04||Late morning hike, 32, cloudy, some wind. While Mary shopped. Visitors Center was closed. With Kerry.||Merrell1||108|
|11/30/21||Milwaukee WI||48||5.30||1:42:20||3.107||19:18||195.26||4.07||Mary and Kerry dropped me off at the Lincoln Park then swent shopping. Lincoln Park to Lower East Side. Solo.||Merrell1||161|
|12/02/21||Whitecliff Park Crestwood MO||49||5.14||2:12:07||2.334||25:42||200.40||4.09||Sunny and about 70. I saw 24 people on the trails, the most ever. Wonderful day to be outside. Talked to Kerry who was hiking in Milwaukee.||Merrell1||675|
|12/06/21||Officer Blake Snyder Memorial Park||50||3.38||1:19:59||2.536||23:40||203.78||4.08||Mid-afternoon hike, sunny, 39. Some of the trails overgrown in places. A woman and her two dogs passed me 3 times.||Merrell1||377|
|12/10/21||Whitecliff Park Crestwood MO||51||3.32||1:22:15||2.422||24:46||207.10||4.06||Mid-afternoon hike, foggy, temp about 61. Before the rain hit.||Merrell1||384|
|12/11/21||Laumeir Sculpture Park, Sunset Hills MO||52||2.39||1:25:56||1.669||35:57||209.49||4.03||Early afternoon hike, sunny, about 46. Fun to see all the sculptures. Coffee at Teveo. With Kelly.||Merrell1||313|
|12/16/21||Castlewood State Park||53||4.50||1:36:30||2.798||21:27||213.99||4.04||Early afternoon hike, sunny, 52. Clockwise loop of the Grotpeter Trail. New sub-division going in on the north side. Saw two other people. Trail soft and muddy in places.||Vasque1||460|
|12/19/21||Forest Park, Saint Louis MO||54||4.35||1:27:20||2.989||20:05||218.34||4.04||Mid-afternoon hike, sunny, about 37. Ad lib rooute from the Visitor's Center to the southwest. Saw agroup looking for owls to photograph. After 6 & 7 Candles at Side Project Cellar.||Merrell1||280|
|12/22/21||Whitecliff Park Crestwood MO||55||3.70||1:30:39||2.449||24:30||222.04||4.04||Mid-day, sunny, about 37. Spoke with a woman who was putting out bird seed. She had seen a special woodpecker and a bald eagle a few minutes before.||Merrell1||517|
|12/24/21||Winfield, KS||56||4.28||1:38:44||2.601||23:04||226.32||4.04||HooDoo Trail and SC campus hike from Grandpa's. Breakfast at College Hill Coffee on the way. With Ketie, Dave & Charlene, Emma, Benjamin and Aaron.||Merrell1||238|
|12/27/21||Washington State Park||57||6.30||2:41:19||2.343||25:36||232.62||4.08||Early afternoon hike, sunny, 61. CCW loop from Thunderbird Lodge.†||Vasque1||1030|
|Percent Complete||101.1%||-2.62||miles needed Total|
|Elapsed Day||365||0||*||miles needed per Week|
|Percent of Current Year||100.0%||100.00||*||miles needed per Day|
|Monthly Mileage||Month Total||Max||Month Cumlative||Grant Total||Hikes Per Month|
|Mileage at the end of 2020||1193.60|
|Cumlative Mileage since 2015||1426.22||232.62|
|Target (1,500 Miles)||73.78|
|Shoes/Boots||EOY 2020||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||512.27||24.19||536.46||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|
|Brooks6 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Blu/Sil||29.63||0.00||29.63||Put in Service 01/01/2017|
|Saucony5 - Saucony Guide 8 Wht/Blu/Ctn||3.14||0.00||3.14||Put in Service 08/04/2017|
|Saucony6 - Saucony Guide 8 Blk/Slm/Ctn||10.92||0.00||10.92||Put in Service 05/17/2018|
|Columbia1 - Columbia Hikers||106.06||0.00||106.06||Put in Service 07/22/2018, from Jerry Roloff|
|Brooks7 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 Gry/Blu||159.03||3.11||162.14||Put in Service 03/05/2019|
|Merrell1 - Merrell Men's Moab 2 Vent||275.10||198.53||473.63||Put in Service 04/21/2019|
|Brooks8 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 Gry/Blu||0.00||6.79||6.79||Put in Service†|
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