Don Robinson State Park - Blue Trail

A much-welcome cool front has come through Missouri which means we were able to get out and about this weekend.

A new state park opened up just 20 minutes from us. We've been meaning to visit for a while, but it just never worked out. Until now.

The park was so well done! I can't believe we have this gem so close to home!

There are two trails at the top. We chose the blue trail because it's just 2.4 miles vs the red trail that comes in at almost exactly 4 miles. It still took us a good two hours!

The trail was beautiful! 

[caption id="attachment_3976" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Old Stone Wall[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3973" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Nolen Men out on the wall[/caption]

We fount a tall tree with railroad spikes driven into the side so that it could be climbed. The spikes went wayyyy further than any of us were comfortable with but all 4 of us climbed at least part of the way.

[caption id="attachment_3972" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Luke up a tree[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3971" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Gabe up a tree[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3975" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Stream[/caption]

Some trails are just trails through the woods. And that's fine because it's still exercise outdoors, but this trail had lots of lovely things to look at which held our interest. I'm really excited to go back and see what the other trails have to offer. Who knew such beauty could be found so close to home?


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