Outdoors

Breakaway Siberians

Breakaway Siberians

Hillsboro man gives rescue huskies a new beginning Richie Camden often gets more than a second look when he travels on the Katy Trail or near his home in Hillsboro. Sometimes cars honk at him or people snap photos. However, this attention is not necessarily focused on...

Big Dreams on the Big Rivers

Big Dreams on the Big Rivers

Cedarcreek paddler conquers cross-country canoe trip When the new year ticks over, Amanda Hoenes will enter 2022 with one less resolution than in years past. What was once a childhood dream — a 3,300-mile canoe adventure along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers —...

All Their Ducks In A Row

All Their Ducks In A Row

Collectors preserve Jefferson City's decoy dynasty It sounds like the beginning of a joke: a semiretired surgeon and a consultant walk into a room. One is an antique collector, the other is a third-generation waterfowl hunter from Iowa, and where they meet in the...

The Outdoor Inheritance

The Outdoor Inheritance

Missouri Hunting Heritage Federation trains the next generation Even if you’re not a hunter, you see them throughout the fall: The camouflaged bowhunter glassing a ridge, or the orange shapes emerging from the fields and woods, headlamps bobbing as full dark reclaims...

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...

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