The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Yeti has the most streamlined design of the three coolers, staying true to the original Yeti look and feel. The overall product weight of this cooler is 37lbs empty which is inline with the Pelican, but 7lbs heavier than the Ozark Trail cooler. The Tundra Haul features rubber clasps, which I really like, and… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

My only knock on it would be the lack of a small water bottle pocket. All told, I’ve had the pack on my back for about 50 miles. Keeping the load under 15 pounds ozark trail canopy seems to be the key. I really wanted to use it for our fall two-nighter on the AT,… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

Be sure to step up onto the boulder so you’re officially at the highest point possible. The Missouri high point at 1,772 feet reminded me of Arkansas’ high point on Mount Magazine (2,753 feet). Hardwood forests surround both high points rather than expansive vistas. The impressive views from these mountains are closer to the mountain ridges at lower elevations. If things… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

This hydration compatible backpack has a connection for a water bladder built in to the design. It also includes loops to hang your trekking poles when not in use. (This is not sarcasm.) When I was a new mom a hike with my baby on my back was a wonderful antidote to the feeling of… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The only thing I might add is a liner for wet days, like a small plastic trash bag. I can’t imagine loading this up with a lot of bulky, heavy items. Before purchasing this pack I used a more traditionally styled, and heavier, backpack for daily walks. I recently attended a seminar that explained the… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The 26-mile route follows Blair Creek south as it carves down a valley through oak-hickory-pine forest before merging with the emerald waters of the Current River. Here the 30-mile Current River section picks up, following the river for two miles before veering south toward Stegall ozark trail canopy Mountain. Enjoy views of the Ozark landscape… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

In the main pocket I keep my camera bag and jacket and\other clothing for layering (for colder hiking days). This pouch could also be ozark trail outdoor equipment used to hold a small notebook computer but there’s isn’t any protection. Make sure to wrap the bladder if you prefer cold water. True, I wasn’t able… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

I pack needed items in small containers when possible to save weight. No need for a tube of foot cream or sunscreen, so I estimate what might be needed and pack that amount. As you can see from the photo, I still had foot cream, sunscreen, first aid cream, and Dawn Soap at the end… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

We were also impressed by the waterproofness of the cooler, mainly how it holds moisture inside. Walmart says it uses a Microban lining to help waterproof it, and resist odors and stains. A welded, waterproof exterior is puncture- and UV ray-resistant. The Ozark Trail Stavern Multi-Day 65L Backpack is perfect for all your weekend, week-long,… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains

Backpacking stoves are a convenient way to boil water for dehydrated meals and instant coffee without adding a lot of weight to your pack. If you need a large pack, or are heading on a days-long adventure, this pack won’t work for you. On the small side, so it won’t work for hikers who need… Continue reading The Ozark Trail: A Guide to Hiking Missouri’s Mountains