Travel Planning

Backpack Devil’s Den State Park, AR

West Fork, AR Devil’s Den State Park is within reasonable driving distance from St. Louis, about 6 hours southwest near the Arkansas border. The 15-mile Butterfield Trail loop would be a wonderful trip for a beginning backpacker. The trail is well marked and save for a few dips into or ascents above the wooded valley,… Continue reading Backpack Devil’s Den State Park, AR

Travel Planning

Earn your Kaibab Shuffle

When I used to think of the Grand Canyon, quirky family vacation movies came to mind. The father convinces the family to pile in the RV for a trip across the country, slathered in sunscreen, over-sized hats, and misadventure. The disgruntled teenager is forced to pose for a family photo in front of the Canyon… Continue reading Earn your Kaibab Shuffle