the park boasts 25 miles of trails, but a lot are for horses. I think the longest we hiked between camp sites was about 2.5 miles! Not real taxing walking but the company was good and the weather was nice.
The walk in had some nice scenery. Northeastern Iowa looks almost identical to Missouri's woods.
We took the "long" way in to Camp Schultz by going around Camp Glen Wendel and through the woods. We passed a women camping alone, that we saw again on Saturday with a couple of companions that had joined her.
My rig for the first night. This was the first night I was using the full length Hammock Gear Incubator. I had them put in another 2" of down making it good to around 10 degrees. It kept me warm all weekend
Doody arrived at camp and the Bushcraft began. I have never seen so many knives, hatchets, saws in camp before.
It was a full moon and I was debating on whether to leave the tarp up or set it, The wind was pretty high during the evening so I set it up in porch mode.
A lovely sunset
The fire made it easy to cook without having to use any alcohol at all
A very pleasant evening ( Doody, HYB Rod, and Hiking Dad around the fire
Morning dawns- it was a cold night 27 degrees. the Coyotes were howling, the owls were hooting, and the cows were mooing!
Doody had taken off early so the 5 remaining mates head for Brown's Hollow Camp. Hanging Yankee is very familiar with the park having been here often, so we follow him on a slightly longer way to the next camp
A very nice day to be out
The Yellow River
The field we were passing was just getting plowed as the combine just moved onto the field
Brown's Hollow camp site was lovely grassy open area.
Walking Bear's bridge hammock set up at Brown's Hollow. I really like the way the bridge hammock look and this is a complete DIY set up.
Some interesting and diverse scenery on the way back out to the car.
I had a great time. Thanks to Doody for organizing the hang and thanks to all that attended.
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