Outdoors

A Paddle Full of Fun

A Paddle Full of Fun

State Park aquatic trails offer summer adventure on the water It wouldn’t be summer in Missouri without spending some much-needed time on the water. For many Show-Me Staters, Missouri’s state parks have been the playground of choice. In order to serve a growing...

“Where nature and history collide”

“Where nature and history collide”

Fun, education and conservation at the Remington Nature Center If you have a question about St. Joseph, Sarah Elder probably knows the answer. For almost three decades, she worked for St. Joseph Museums Inc., the administrative body of multiple museums, galleries and...

Onward and Upward

Onward and Upward

ALPS Brands continues Missouri’s outdoor gear legacy All over the state you can see signs of the season approaching. Tent flaps are patched while the bent poles and missing stakes are replaced. Wrappers from hand warmers and granola bars are emptied out of backpacks....

Walking in a Late Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Late Winter Wonderland

Ring in spring with a hike in Paddy Creek Wilderness Budding trees are beautiful, falling leaves are better and lazy summer float trips can’t be beat, but winter truly opens up the wonders of nature in Missouri. Animal tracks and birds are easier to spot, and if you...

Tales to Tell

Tales to Tell

Fishing, hunting and fantastic creatures focus of new book The phrase, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime,” has an unwritten addendum: “And if the fish gets away, the angler’s likely to lie about it.” For...

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Stone Age tool scores points in state David Lohr’s skill set ranges from Space Age to Stone Age. For 11 years, he was a professor of aviation technology, teaching people how to overhaul jet engines. He also honed his outdoor survival skills, showing people how to knap...

Driftwood Outdoors

Driftwood Outdoors

Podcasting duo voices passion for the outdoors If you know Brandon Butler and Nathan “Shags” McLeod, you know their love for the outdoors. Chances are if you’ve only ever heard their award-winning, weekly podcast, “Driftwood Outdoors,” then you know all about the...

Wires Over Wildlife

Wires Over Wildlife

Linda Overton stands in a 30-acre pollinator plot of partridge peas and goldenrod she and her husband, Bob, established on their Grundy County farm. Trees can do a lot to enhance property for landowners in the right conditions. For people, they provide shade and...

The Fine Art of Flintlocks

The Fine Art of Flintlocks

The arc of Chuck Edwards’ life has always followed twin themes: history and art. A keen eye for detail led him to pursue western art as a portraitist. After firing a friend’s flintlock rifle for the first time, his artistic inspiration changed with a flash and a bang....

Sweet Singletrack

Sweet Singletrack

Like a lot of people locked down during Missouri’s COVID-19 shutdown, Wade Gaylord couldn’t wait to get outside. Once restrictions lifted, he loaded up his bike and hit the trail. “I was fortunate to buy my bike off Craigslist just before I got laid off from my...

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