It turned out to be a beautiful weekend. Hawn is probably the most beautiful park in Missouri. It shows a bit of every geologic feature available in Missouri Parks.
I had actually never seen this many people in the park before. Both parking lots were completely full and people were even parking on the grass.
I was going to meet a few of the participants at the trail head, but as usual I was early so I decided to do a bit of a warm up by walking up and back the Pickle Creek Trail. It is just 1.5 miles round trip but follows the creek
The water flows down and along granite boulders, creating great shapes and patterns
Whispering Pines is the main trail system in the park consisting of two loops in a figure 8 configuration. One loop 6 miles, the other 4
Hammock spot chosen
Hammock set up
water secured from the creek
Lots of interesting items in the ground cover
Corey relaxing in his hammock
Getting the fire started
Lovely way to spend the evening
Wide shot of camp before dark
Morning fire to take the chill off
The morning was cold. temps got down to 32 degrees (0 C) but the sun came up to reveal a beautiful day.