Adventure Challenge – Day 40 – Hiking Swope Park

I have heard a lot of great things about this park. It’s not far from the Kansas City Zoo. I’ve wanted to hike and explore it for a long time but it’s not surrounded by the safest of neighborhoods, so I haven’t. I managed to talk a recent challenger inspired friend to come hike it with me. It was absolutely beautiful. There is a bike riding trail that I have no idea how anyone rides a bike on it. It’s easy to forget that you are in Kansas City at all. Limestone bluffs, big trees, woods, and a creek make up the trail. Once in the woods there are a lot of abandoned shelters and buildings that use to be for camping. It’s such a cool place I wonder why this hasn’t been kept up. There weren’t many other people on the trail which made it nice to explore. I hiked 5 miles and plan to go back soon. I never felt unsafe and am a little disappointed I waited this long.



About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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