Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trail

Oh no!  An elk next to the trail! At Lone Elk Park, near St. Louis, herds of elk are usually seen at quite a distance.  In the many times I've hiked there, I'd never seen elk so close to the trail.  When I walked past this cow, I could've reached out and touched her.  Super-glad …

Hike #2 – 52 Hike Challenge

Hike #2 of the 52 Hike Challenge took place on Sunday, March 4th at Lone Elk Park near Valley Park, MO.  Let's be clear here --- there IS more than one Elk here ... LOL!  In fact, some were right next to the trail.  A bit disconcerting, since Park Rangers always tell you to stay …