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Joshua Tree NP

Barker Dam

(nr Twentynine Palms CA) The only real hike I took while at Joshua Tree National Park, was the 1.2 mile loop trail to see Barker Dam. It was built around 1900 by cowboys to supply water for their cattle, and for mining. The dam itself was simply constructed, with a trough below for a holding […]

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Nature Station-LBL, Great Horned Owl

Nature Station

(Grand Rivers KY to Dover TN) While driving through Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area I stopped to see some things between camps. The Woodlands Nature Station was a combination garden and zoo. Native plants and wildlife were on display; they had a coyote, deer, and several birds. Around it were trails into the […]

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Falling Springs Mill

Falling Spring & Mill

(Greer MO) Falling Spring was on the way to my next camp, and about 3 miles down a narrow gravel road into the Mark Twain National Forest. Not a part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, but instead was several miles south. A family from Tennessee had homesteaded the site around 1851. It was an […]

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