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James Baughn

Spelling hasn't been a Missouri strong suit

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at 5:35 PM


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  • I was up on Van East Mountain once. It was sort of foggy but that's not why I would say that it is a mystical place. Thanks for the pics!

    -- Posted by halffasthiker on Sun, Mar 4, 2012, at 6:17 PM
  • I missed this blog when it was first published. Interesting background information and great photos.

    -- Posted by electron312 on Tue, Mar 6, 2012, at 8:52 PM
  • Having been the Director here at Blue Mountain Camp for just a short while I really enjoyed this article. My wife and I are from SW Virginia in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains between the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mt. Rogers, and the Appalachain Trail. The area here does remind us of where we grew up (albeit the trees and rocks are quite different). This past week I hiked up the Van East Trail on our site, and had a great afternoon scaling up the rocks. Here at BMC we have 3 main trails, Rock Creek Trail (RCT), Blue Mountain Trail (BMT), and Van East Trail (VET). 'Belew' Mountain Trail needs the most work after the 2008 storm which knocked over many mighty oaks, and is 1 3/4miles up and back. Rock Creek Trail is entirely onsite here and runs 3/4 mile along the west side of the creek, being a 1 1/2miles total. 'Van Hees" Trail from our site up and back is just over 2 miles. These trails will be freshly marked this month and would grealty enjoy visitors. Anytime you would like to stay with us come on up. Check us out at www.bluemountaincamp.org or give us a call at 573-546-6265, we would love to have you! Thanks again, and peace be with you, Erik.

    -- Posted by BlueMountainCamp on Thu, Mar 8, 2012, at 11:03 AM