Paddling the Big Niangua River Trail

The Big Niangua River Trail is a tour of points beginning near the spring at Ha Ha Tonka State Park and ending along the larger portion of the Niangua River. It’s slightly confusing, because even though the flow of water moves toward Ha Ha Tonka, and theoretically, one would end there, the points start at the park with letter A, and go all the way to T at Whistle Bridge, just over 13 miles away.

A Weekend Adventure at Mark Twain Lake

We drove to the boat ramp on Highway U, unloaded the kayaks without any issues, and paddled out onto the glistening water. The sun gleamed in a clear blue sky, and I shed layers as the temperatures rose. Laura was giddy observing the flocks of birds perched in their respective cliques along the water’s surface.

Solo Buffalo River Adventure

It was two weeks before my elopement hike in Colorado, and unlike most brides, I had an “anti-bachelorette” adventure up my sleeve…

By myself. Outside.

Because… what else do you expect from an introverted highly-sensitive person??

I packed up my gear and drove five hours from Jefferson City, Missouri to Ponca, Arkansas for a four-day adventure to my Midwestern happy place – The Buffalo National River.

Paddling the Moreau: Hwy 50 to Missouri River

There are a few paddling options near Jefferson City – the Maries, Missouri, Osage, Gasconade, Big Piney, and the Moreau. I’ve paddled a little on the Osage and plan to explore more, but I wanted to check out the Moreau after a tip from a friend last week.