Eight deserts spread mainly in the southern part of Show Me. Most, but not all, are located south of Interstate 44. Most have hiking trails that will make you into their inter & # 39; er, and they all emphasize the ethics of "leave no trace". First, we will quickly look at each, and then look at the "rules", leaving no trace.
1. Bell mountain desert
Bell Desert Mountain has a size of about 9,000 hectares. It is located in the Church of St. Paul and Francois Mountains, consisting of the highest mountains of Missouri. The highest point – Mount on Bell. Part of the trail system in the desert Mountain Bell – Ozark part of the trail (about one mile). From there, the path is switched off and goes up to Bell. A total of 12 kilometers, mostly very complicated, and camping must be made at least 100 feet from the tracks. Other camping questions will be considered later.
The closest route to the desert can be found Potosi, Mo., and is about 20 miles away. More detailed information can be found on the USFS website.
2. D & # 39; yablavaya highway
D & # 39; yablavaya Zone D & # 39; devil is only less than 7,000 acres. It is located in south central Missouri, near West Plains (about 15 miles away). There are about 13 miles of track, which is used on foot, and is also open to horse movement. Its name is the central mountain range, which is a large part of the trail, at the highest point of the height of 1020 feet. Tropavaya system is acceptable for the moderately "in shape" tourists / travelers. North Fork Recreation Area provides a camping area, if a visitor wants to spend hiking and just go into the wilderness. Otherwise, the general rules of the desert zone. More detailed instructions and maps are available through the USFS.
3. Hercules desert Council
This extremely beautiful area is located in the deep south during the Missouri. This desert more than 12 000 hectares in size and can become one of the most beautiful areas in the Midwest. By region can be reached by leaving a Bredvill Forsyth, and about 8 miles from each. This beautiful area has more than 30 miles of trails supported, but if you wish, the tour for the day and in the afternoon you can do on short branches that stsezhkavay system. It should be noted that many streams are not equipped with bridges and trails Var & # 39; iruyutstsa from moderate to very difficult. Again, more information, instructions and maps are available through the USFS.
4. Irish desert
Irish desert a lot for this. It has a rich history, it has a lot of water recreational opportunities (river eleven points) and excellent system of trails. Irish desert has more than 16 000 hectares of desert. In the desert, there are 3 main trail, but one is available on the river after paplavlennya Eleven (White Trail). To head "Camp Five Ponds" is usually treated, leaving Danifae, Missouri, and about 35 miles away. It should be noted that this pathway is actively used by riders. Head Brawley Pond Trail – this is a path that passed the head Camp Five Pond Trail and gets a little less horse traffic on our experience.
5. Desert Ming
This area is a little less than 8000 hectares, and is managed by the Service US fish and wildlife animals. It's part of a much larger haven for wildlife Ming and shelter for many migratory waterfowl. It is a diverse area, which is interspersed with marshy areas, as well as a typical geography of the Ozarks. It is located in the region, "the film" Missouri.
6. Golf Desert Creek
Approximately 7,000 acres and is located in a picturesque area of the river Big Pine. There tropavaya system, which represents a cycle of about 17 miles. Estimates on this trail do not differ, so a map, a compass and / or GPS required (never trust only GPS-enabled device). The trail begins at the recreational area of Lake Robbie. There is also a recreation area Paddy Creek with 21 single platform. The region is located approximately 20 miles from Robbie, Missouri, and specific directions and maps available through USFS.
7. Zone Ms Creek Desert
Desert Piney Creek has about 8,000 acres and about 35 miles from Branson, Missouri. In this desert there are more than 13 miles of trails. This desert includes the watershed for Pani Creek and nourishes the famous lake Missouri. More information can be obtained through the USFS.
8. desert area Rokpil
This is the smallest desert Missouri (about 4,000 acres) and is mostly surrounded by private property. Despite this, it is a beautiful area. There is no permanent water sources, except for some ponds built before the call it desert to capture the spring water and provide a fuel rich wildlife. There are only 2 miles marked trails, but some abandoned logging roads past years. It is named for a pile of granite stone, established human inhabitants many years ago. More information can be found through the USFS.
Do not leave a trace of ethics
- Plan ahead and be prepared
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces
- Dispose of waste properly
- Leave that found
- Minimize the impact of fire
- Respect wildlife
- Be alert to other visitors
These principles with & # 39 are minimal for these frail areas.