We had a very active day after a night storm in our area , the wind suddenly picked up and I was lucky to be able to pull down the awning in time before the trailer takes off or the awning gives in.
I woke at around 8AM and it was difficult to be believe that only few hours ago there was a storm passing by, the sky was blue and if not bracken the branches laying around I would think that it was all my imagination.
We took off to a “secret “ Natural Conservation , why secret? because even the people living next to the conservation could not point us to the place , so we did some driving around following directions I got from the net till we found the place called Zahorsky Woods located in Crawford County and encompassing 56 acres,in the northeast corner of the preserve is a steep dolomite bluff 100 feet above the Meramec river.
As we entered the 2Mile hike we meet 2 people cleaning the trail , they were very happy to see someone actually hiking in this “secret” woods.
After completing the loop and visiting the lookouts towards the river we continued to Cuba MO-called the Mural Capitol of Missouri-and they are beautiful.
As it was only 2PM we decided to visit Onondaga Cave State Park after we had our picnic in a small park in town.
The S.P is a beautiful one like all the S.Parks in Missouri we visited so far, it has a cave,C.G,trails ,picnic places and a spring.
As we visited few caves in the past we passed on this one and took a short hike along the river to the spring.
The reflections and the scenery were just fantastic.
On the way back we booked a “float” on the Meramec River for tomorrow,so if you do not hear from us it means we are still floating….