This weekend we traveled south for some camping and hiking out in the tallgrass. Four of us slept at Chase County State Fishing Lake. We explored the area, found a waterfall, and gathered merrily around the campfire late into the night. We also burned one of the most massive pieces of wood I’ve ever burned. We woke up Sunday morning to meet three more friends at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. There, we hiked about 7 miles on the Fox Creek Trail (on the east side of KS-177 accessed via a nifty tunnel). While the skies threatened to rain the entire time, we never had anything worse than a light mist and thick fog. There are still a handfull of trails at this preserve that I have not hiked, so I’ll definitely be returning. The great thing about Tallgrass is that the different sections are very distinct and it takes at least six visits to hit everything.