What we're about

Hello! Welcome to the South Central Missouri Canoe Hiking and Kayaking Club!
I want to welcome everyone to this group. I would also like to thank Cassaundra Hites for the effort she initially made in setting up this Meetup Group. I have made a few changes, but for the most part this group and its activities shall remain the same. Most importantly, all members will continue to have an equal opportunity to participate, plan and organize future events. Your constructive input is always helpful, and it's key in helping us plan exciting events.
Events need to be well organized, with as much detail given to the event as possible. Please don't leave us hanging by posting an event and leaving the "details to follow". If you need help, we're there for you.
Mutual respect is something that is expected among all members attending any event. Please leave any prejudices or judgment of others at home when you plan an event or agree to attend an event that someone else has scheduled. The idea here is to have fun, enjoy nature, be relaxed and enjoy our time together.

Many possibilities await those willing to be adventurous and put forth the effort in doing so.
Let's have some fun!
Hiking

Canoeing and Kayaking

Leisure/Sight Seeing (Zoo, Museums, etc.)

Backpacking/Overnight hikes

and whatever event you may want to host!

Upcoming events (5)

6 Feet of Separation Fast Paced, Evening Hike In FOREST PARK

Forest Park Visitor Center

COVID POLICY: ON BREAKS WEAR A MASK AND MAINTAIN 6' DISTANCE. WHILE HIKING MAINTAIN 6' SEPARATION. LIMIT OF 10 PEOPLE. NO GUESTS. THE BATHROOMS THROUGHOUT THE PARK ARE CLOSED. (Sometimes there are johnny-on-the-spots near the visitor center.) Dogs are great! Gotta be leashed and not disruptive. [This event will repeat weekly (barring holidays & other exceptions) alternating between the Ozark Canoe and Kayak Crew meetup and the Lets Hike meetup.] BRING A HEADLAMP OR FLASHLIGHT! WE WALK IN THE WOODS AND ON UNEVEN GROUND. WHAT IS IT: We'll tour portions of Forest Park, partly on the pedestrian "heels" path, but also on hills, grass, pavement, and sometimes dirt trails. Each time we'll take a different route. The distance will be about 5 1/2 miles. We will move at a rate of about 20 minutes per mile (3 mph) and finish before 8:45 PM. COUNT ON CLIMBING SOME HILLS. It will not be as challenging as the Clark Trail in terms of long unremitting climbs, roots, or rocks, but there won't be ticks, AND, our choices of eating establishments afterwards will be better and closer. (That was obviously written BC [before covid]). You can to "peel off" early if you like but please tell me when you leave. If you will want to do this, and you are not familiar with the park please pick up a map in the visitor center. Restrooms are closed and there are no water fountains. WHAT TO BRING: Dress for the weather. Bring water, good shoes/boots, and bug repellent (just in case), trekking poles if you use them, micro-spikes if it is icy, and a headlight. On general principles bring rain gear. Most of us work up a sweat. If you join us afterwards to eat and/or have a drink you may want to have a jacket or change of clothes in your car to keep from becoming chilled. (Obviously a pre-covid comment.) For general information on cold weather hiking: https://americanhiking.org/resources/cold-weather-hiking/ We'll start walking at 6:30. -----------------PLEASE KEEP YOUR RSVP UP TO DATE.----------------- [This event will repeat weekly (barring holidays & other exceptions) alternating between the Ozark Canoe and Kayak Crew meetup and the Lets Hike meetup.]

6 Feet of Separation Fast Paced, Evening Hike In FOREST PARK

Forest Park Visitor Center

COVID POLICY: ON BREAKS WEAR A MASK AND MAINTAIN 6' DISTANCE. WHILE HIKING MAINTAIN 6' SEPARATION. LIMIT OF 10 PEOPLE. NO GUESTS. THE BATHROOMS THROUGHOUT THE PARK ARE CLOSED. (Sometimes there are johnny-on-the-spots near the visitor center.) Dogs are great! Gotta be leashed and not disruptive. [This event will repeat weekly (barring holidays & other exceptions) alternating between the Ozark Canoe and Kayak Crew meetup and the Lets Hike meetup.] BRING A HEADLAMP OR FLASHLIGHT! WE WALK IN THE WOODS AND ON UNEVEN GROUND. WHAT IS IT: We'll tour portions of Forest Park, partly on the pedestrian "heels" path, but also on hills, grass, pavement, and sometimes dirt trails. Each time we'll take a different route. The distance will be about 5 1/2 miles. We will move at a rate of about 20 minutes per mile (3 mph) and finish before 8:45 PM. COUNT ON CLIMBING SOME HILLS. It will not be as challenging as the Clark Trail in terms of long unremitting climbs, roots, or rocks, but there won't be ticks, AND, our choices of eating establishments afterwards will be better and closer. (That was obviously written BC [before covid]). You can to "peel off" early if you like but please tell me when you leave. If you will want to do this, and you are not familiar with the park please pick up a map in the visitor center. Restrooms are closed and there are no water fountains. WHAT TO BRING: Dress for the weather. Bring water, good shoes/boots, and bug repellent (just in case), trekking poles if you use them, micro-spikes if it is icy, and a headlight. On general principles bring rain gear. Most of us work up a sweat. If you join us afterwards to eat and/or have a drink you may want to have a jacket or change of clothes in your car to keep from becoming chilled. (Obviously a pre-covid comment.) For general information on cold weather hiking: https://americanhiking.org/resources/cold-weather-hiking/ We'll start walking at 6:30. -----------------PLEASE KEEP YOUR RSVP UP TO DATE.----------------- [This event will repeat weekly (barring holidays & other exceptions) alternating between the Ozark Canoe and Kayak Crew meetup and the Lets Hike meetup.]

6 Feet of Separation Fast Paced, Evening Hike In FOREST PARK

Forest Park Visitor Center

COVID POLICY: ON BREAKS WEAR A MASK AND MAINTAIN 6' DISTANCE. WHILE HIKING MAINTAIN 6' SEPARATION. LIMIT OF 10 PEOPLE. NO GUESTS. THE BATHROOMS THROUGHOUT THE PARK ARE CLOSED. (Sometimes there are johnny-on-the-spots near the visitor center.) Dogs are great! Gotta be leashed and not disruptive. [This event will repeat weekly (barring holidays & other exceptions) alternating between the Ozark Canoe and Kayak Crew meetup and the Lets Hike meetup.] BRING A HEADLAMP OR FLASHLIGHT! WE WALK IN THE WOODS AND ON UNEVEN GROUND. WHAT IS IT: We'll tour portions of Forest Park, partly on the pedestrian "heels" path, but also on hills, grass, pavement, and sometimes dirt trails. Each time we'll take a different route. The distance will be about 5 1/2 miles. We will move at a rate of about 20 minutes per mile (3 mph) and finish before 8:45 PM. COUNT ON CLIMBING SOME HILLS. It will not be as challenging as the Clark Trail in terms of long unremitting climbs, roots, or rocks, but there won't be ticks, AND, our choices of eating establishments afterwards will be better and closer. (That was obviously written BC [before covid]). You can to "peel off" early if you like but please tell me when you leave. If you will want to do this, and you are not familiar with the park please pick up a map in the visitor center. Restrooms are closed and there are no water fountains. WHAT TO BRING: Dress for the weather. Bring water, good shoes/boots, and bug repellent (just in case), trekking poles if you use them, micro-spikes if it is icy, and a headlight. On general principles bring rain gear. Most of us work up a sweat. If you join us afterwards to eat and/or have a drink you may want to have a jacket or change of clothes in your car to keep from becoming chilled. (Obviously a pre-covid comment.) For general information on cold weather hiking: https://americanhiking.org/resources/cold-weather-hiking/ We'll start walking at 6:30. -----------------PLEASE KEEP YOUR RSVP UP TO DATE.----------------- [This event will repeat weekly (barring holidays & other exceptions) alternating between the Ozark Canoe and Kayak Crew meetup and the Lets Hike meetup.]

6 Feet of Separation Fast Paced, Evening Hike In FOREST PARK

Forest Park Visitor Center

COVID POLICY: ON BREAKS WEAR A MASK AND MAINTAIN 6' DISTANCE. WHILE HIKING MAINTAIN 6' SEPARATION. LIMIT OF 10 PEOPLE. NO GUESTS. THE BATHROOMS THROUGHOUT THE PARK ARE CLOSED. (Sometimes there are johnny-on-the-spots near the visitor center.) Dogs are great! Gotta be leashed and not disruptive. [This event will repeat weekly (barring holidays & other exceptions) alternating between the Ozark Canoe and Kayak Crew meetup and the Lets Hike meetup.] BRING A HEADLAMP OR FLASHLIGHT! WE WALK IN THE WOODS AND ON UNEVEN GROUND. WHAT IS IT: We'll tour portions of Forest Park, partly on the pedestrian "heels" path, but also on hills, grass, pavement, and sometimes dirt trails. Each time we'll take a different route. The distance will be about 5 1/2 miles. We will move at a rate of about 20 minutes per mile (3 mph) and finish before 8:45 PM. COUNT ON CLIMBING SOME HILLS. It will not be as challenging as the Clark Trail in terms of long unremitting climbs, roots, or rocks, but there won't be ticks, AND, our choices of eating establishments afterwards will be better and closer. (That was obviously written BC [before covid]). You can to "peel off" early if you like but please tell me when you leave. If you will want to do this, and you are not familiar with the park please pick up a map in the visitor center. Restrooms are closed and there are no water fountains. WHAT TO BRING: Dress for the weather. Bring water, good shoes/boots, and bug repellent (just in case), trekking poles if you use them, micro-spikes if it is icy, and a headlight. On general principles bring rain gear. Most of us work up a sweat. If you join us afterwards to eat and/or have a drink you may want to have a jacket or change of clothes in your car to keep from becoming chilled. (Obviously a pre-covid comment.) For general information on cold weather hiking: https://americanhiking.org/resources/cold-weather-hiking/ We'll start walking at 6:30. -----------------PLEASE KEEP YOUR RSVP UP TO DATE.----------------- [This event will repeat weekly (barring holidays & other exceptions) alternating between the Ozark Canoe and Kayak Crew meetup and the Lets Hike meetup.]

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6 Feet of Separation Fast Paced, Evening Hike In FOREST PARK

Forest Park Visitor Center

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