Annual New Year's Day Family Hike
Flint Quarry Trail
West Tyson County Park
January 1, 2017
Scouts, Venturers and their families enjoyed a great day for hiking while welcoming the new year.
The New Year's Day Family Hike was on the Flint Quarry Trail at West Tyson County Park near I-44 and the Meramec River in West St. Louis County. The Flint Quarry Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately difficult trail that varies between 500 and 800 feet of elevation as one climbs the Crescent Hills. The trail is named for the flint (chert) deposits which were once quarried by the Native Americans for use in weapons and other tools.
As a bonus, a pair of bald eagles were seen soaring in the clear blue sky above.
Thanks to everyone who attended. A good time was had by all!
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