Geographers Enjoy Fall Hike

The Geography Club-GTU members enjoyed a warm hike at Clark's Hill/Norton State Historic Site, east of Jefferson City. 

(L to R) Madeline Clarke, William Bloss, Griffin Johnson, Jackson Hurt and Doug Hurt.

Several Geography Club-GTU members enjoyed an incredibly warm and sunny late fall Sunday afternoon Oct. 27, hiking at Clark's Hill/Norton State Historic Site east of Jefferson City. A half-mile long trail meanders alongside several Native American mounds, near the 1804 camp of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and ends at an overlook of the tree-filled valley where the Osage and Missouri rivers meet. They even enjoyed looking at a series of interpretive maps of the Lewis and Clark Trail and the changing course of the Missouri River constructed by MU Geography's own Jim Harlan! Afterward, the intrepid hikers ate at Nick's Family Restaurant in Jefferson City as fried catfish, fried chicken, and country fried steak were ordered to accompany water and iced tea (thankfully the drinks were not fried).