Widespread Southwest Missouri Mountaineering Trails to Examine Out within the MDC Digital Program – Sports activities – Aurora Advertiser – Aurora, MO

FRANCIS SKALICKY, Missouri Department of Conservation


Winter is a good time for hiking. Ticks, chiggers and mosquitoes have disappeared, visibility is better in many places due to less vegetation and there is still a considerable amount of wildlife to be seen.

Winter is a good time for hiking. Ticks, chiggers and mosquitoes have disappeared, visibility is better in many places due to less vegetation and there is still a considerable amount of wildlife to be seen.

If you’re looking for a trail to explore in southwest Missouri in the coming weeks, be sure to sign up for the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) virtual program, Top 10 Series: Hiking Trails in Southwest Missouri. This free program, which runs on February 3rd from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm, is part of a year-long “Top 10” series of programs run by staff at MDC Shoal Creek Conservation in Joplin. In this program, MDC Administrative Assistant Tim Smith will discuss top hiking spots in the southwestern part of the state, including what to look for in each location and tips on items that are good to hike. This program is open to all ages. People can register for this program at:

https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/175813

Although this program is free, registration is required to participate via the link above. Registrants must provide an email address in order to be sent a program link. This program includes a chat-based question-and-answer phase where participants can interact with the moderators.

Staff at MDC facilities across the state hold virtual programs. A list of these programs can be found at mdc.mo.gov/regions.

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