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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Kicking off the Summer in the Show-Me State

Whew! We had a very busy Memorial Day Weekend!

Friday we headed for the Current River in Missouri to do an evening workshop at the Pulltite Campground. It was a great group and one guest in particular demanded our full attention...a copperhead snake that decided to hang out under the stage for our entire presentation! He wanted to make sure we didn't forget to talk about Respect Wildlife.

Saturday we got up bright and early to set up at some of the popular launching areas. The Current River can see hundreds of boaters each day durning the busy season. We hoped to catch some of them before they hit the river and share some easy ways to practice Leave No Trace while boating. While we did talk to many boaters, we saw almost as many horsemen! The put-in area that we chose ended up being a crossroads for hikers, paddlers, trail riders, and ATVer' about a diverse mix of recreation!

Sunday morning we headed to Hawn State Park to set up at the Whispering Pines trailhead to greet day hikers and backpackers. It was a lot of fun and we even managed to sneak in a quick trail run before thunderstorms put an early end to our busy weekend!

And just in case you are wondering...yes, we spent Monday BBQ-ing (can't start the summer without that right?).

Here's to summer!

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