View Full Version : Hawn State Park Mini Rondy

12-01-2013, 09:18 PM
I may do a two-day overnighter in eastern Missouri's Hawn State Park during the week of Christmas. Probably on the Whispering Pines Trail. Nothing big, as the remote campsites are pretty small. The hike is about 10-11 miles total. Might be room for one or two others. Any takers? I'll have my Sawtooth and medium stove.

12-02-2013, 04:47 AM
Just need spousal approval. Let me check and get back to you. I wanted to plan one myself but other travel this year has limited my availability.

Specific dates?

12-02-2013, 10:10 AM
26-27 December. Meet at Whispering Pines trailhead at 7:00 AM. Back out by dusk on the 27th.


12-02-2013, 07:24 PM
Holy hell that's early! Its a 4 hour drive down for me. If you shifted one day to the right or maybe made it the weekend it would be way more doable. I will let you know for sure after I get home from McCoy. She just let me buy a new to me Harley so travel may not be in the cards.

12-24-2013, 07:28 PM
No overnighter for me. I couldn't fit a full backpack into our SUV with all of our family luggage, gifts, etc! However, I am still going to hike the whole loop on Thursday.

12-24-2013, 08:09 PM
I am stuck at work Thursday and Friday. Can't even make the hike!

12-29-2013, 08:28 AM
It was a fun hike. Here's a view of Pickle Creek along Whispering Pines Trail…

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k112/Sawtooth_1963/P1120105_zps94292d62.jpg (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/Sawtooth_1963/media/P1120105_zps94292d62.jpg.html)

12-29-2013, 09:03 AM
Sorry I couldn't make it. My buddies are wanting me to plan another AT hike but I will look at early spring 4 day weekends and try to plan something.