Joe had not been to Buford Mountain and I had only been once, so we met at 8 am at the trail head and off we went.
It is all uphill to start.
The high point of Buford Mountain. 1740 feet (5th highest in Missouri, but all of the top 10 are within 100 feet of each other)
Lots of really nice summer flowers along the trail
Joe on Bald Knob
Panorama from Bald Knob
Several rock walls along the trail marking old settlements
There is lots of old car parts along a section of the trail, how they got the cars back here in the 30's or 40's is beyond me
Even our lizard friend was not moving very fast
We had plans to go right over and climb to the top of Hughes Mountain, but it was 5 hours to do the loop in this heat and we both decided that there would be no more walking for today
Thanks Joe for the company and great conversation...
Video from the top of Bald Knob.