Outdoors

In It For The Long Crawl

In It For The Long Crawl

An underground adventure with Roubidoux Grotto It didn’t take Kelsie Johnson long to figure out she had no fear of the dark. Spending her middle school years caving Camden County with her mother and her best friend’s family sent her on a lifelong adventure...

Dreaming of Arabians

Dreaming of Arabians

Letta Smith preserves ancient horse breed at Cressant Hill Arabians Many little girls have a horse dream. Sometimes, the dream never fades and grows stronger with time, accompanying her into adulthood. This was the case for Letta Smith, owner of Cressant Hill Arabians...

Livin’ the River Life

Livin’ the River Life

Paddleboard outfitter offers a unique twist on river floats The sun is drifting toward the western horizon, leaving in its wake a vibrant sky of pink and red over Springfield. The frogs have begun their evening song. A warm breeze stirs the river’s current. T.J....

Glamping in Style

Glamping in Style

Camp Long Creek is home away from home If the past year of turmoil taught us anything it’s that we all need to get outside more often. While most of us weren’t venturing off to beaches or lands far away during the pandemic, we all had one thing in common:...

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...

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