I've been aching to get the Yeti out and give it a real ride so I headed to Council Bluff Lake which has a nice 14-mile loop around a scenic lake deep in the Missouri Ozarks. What I hadn't considered is this site was in th epath of the freak storm system that has St. Louis still without power. The Park Ranger I met coming in said I was the first one to try the trail since the storm two days agao. Undaunted, I headed into the woods and found the first downed tree about 100 yards later. For four hours I fought my way around the trail, sometimes getting a nice run in only to find the way blocked again by a big tree. Worse was the little stuff that kept leaping into the chain. Somehow I made it around, found the techy sections of big granite rocks relatively clear and very fun. Also a 100-yard downhill section through an alley of tall pines was OK. I guess somebody had to clear this thing! Despite the downed trees i was able to give the yeti a good shake down. I appreciatd its light weight durig the many hikes over and around the trees and I used every bit of the travel on the rocky sections. Here's some photos to show you what a Missouri trail and a Missouri Yeti sighting look like.
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