Trail Profile: Cliff Cave Park

Trail Profile: Cliff Cave Park

Standing in front of Cliff Cave, the namesake feature of Cliff Cave Park, you’d never guess one spot could hold so much history. Peering in through its gated entrance gives onlookers only a vague idea of what lies within. While there’s no proof all the stories that...
Profile: Paragliding Unlimited

Profile: Paragliding Unlimited

If you find yourself yearning to fly, Jiri Sindler, owner and operator of Paragliding Unlimited, might have a few words of advice. He says that paragliding is the closest feeling to flying like a bird. “Over the Mississippi River, south of downtown between the bluffs,...
Paddling the Big Rivers

Paddling the Big Rivers

In a way, it’s like that restaurant where there are never any patrons. At first, you wonder what’s wrong with the place. Then, you just stop thinking about it, even when you pass by every single day. This is an apt description of the way people think about (or don’t)...
Road Trip: Lake of the Ozarks

Road Trip: Lake of the Ozarks

Spending weekends at the Lake of the Ozarks is a Missouri tradition, a rite of passage. The state’s largest lake destination is well known for its floating parties and resort attractions, but there’s a lot more to experience within the 1,150 miles of shoreline than...
‘The Great American Eclipse’ in Missouri

‘The Great American Eclipse’ in Missouri

You’re going to want to get outside on Monday, August 21. That’s when, between 1:06 and 1:23 p.m. depending on your exact location, the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 38 years will be visible in Missouri. The Show-Me State will be one of the best...
Five St. Louis Outdoor Firsts

Five St. Louis Outdoor Firsts

It’s not unusual nowadays for a big city to host a bike race that involves binge-eating donuts or a moonlight ride that draws thousands of people. But that wasn’t always the case. Trends have to start someplace, and in this case, that someplace is St. Louis. Here’s a...