Washington State Park

A medium length trail through a varied landscape. The loop hike (6 miles?) at Washington State Park, and the varied terrain it passes through, is certainly worth the drive. It's a good plae to think about the history and development of Missouri's state parks, and the trail offers a number of pleasant surprises.

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This thing sits like a grounded UFO in Washington State Park.

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I'm not sure whether our hawks qualify as wildlife or not, or even which definition of "wildlife" applies to such as settled, domesticated state as ours. I was down at Washington State Park at the end of March. The trail intersects with a popular pull-off, where people stop to take in the view of the Big River valley:

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Finding old ruins is often a matter of catching a brief window in spring.

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