It was another beautiful day for a walk with the St.Louis Backwoods Hiking Club. I am not sure who Rick knows, but he has ordered the most superb weather for the last two walks. This time they were going to the trail I know very well: Cuivre River Long Spring section. We planned to do the full 6 miles with a stop half way to let anyone who had had enough stop for the day.
34 people showed up for this hike- another great turnout for Rick and Backwoods
Rick togs up for the walk
Most of the trees had lost their leaves already, but that makes the woods a much easier place to see all the rolling hills
The only water in the creeks, were just small clear pools.
We all stopped back in the parking lot after 3 miles, 17 would leave us, but the rest had some snacks and then we were ready to move on.
The second 3 miles loop was done in a little more than an hour
Just another spectacular day in the woods
The group moving on the trail. Not exactly LNT but we did pick up a considerable amount of trail trash, so it all balances out in the end