Huzzah Conservation Area Hike

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Road Trip | One Comment

My best friend (Matt) and I recently packed the Jeeps and went went glamping. This time of year we usually backpack, but this was a nice change of pace. For us, glamping involves camping with creature comforts that we wouldn’t otherwise have when backpacking. For instance, we grilled ribeye’s for dinner that evening. The Huzzah Conservation Area includes a portion of the Ozark Trail and has varied terrain with great overlooks into the beautiful country side. This particular area has seen an uptick in traffic since being featured in Backpacker magazine. We camped on Friday evening and tackled a 12 mile day hike on Saturday. It was a great trip. Enjoy the Photos!

Sunrise over our Jeeps

Sunrise over our Jeeps at the campsite.

home sweet tent

Home sweet tent!

Meet Annie, she was a good hiking companion.

Meet Annie, she was a great hiking companion.

Huzzah Valley Overlook

Huzzah Valley overlook. We stopped and ate lunch at this point. It was a great view.

spelunking

A little spelunking.

Just a little water crossing

The temperature outside reached 58 degrees. However, the water was barely above freezing. It’s all part of the experience.

Perfect weather

It was a great day for a hike.

12 miles complete!

Loading up in Matt’s Jeep after the 12 mile hike.

Sunset on the way home

Sunset in Steelville, Missouri on my way home.

  • Melissa Hill

    Looks like a great time! I can’t wait to check it out this season!