Kansas Waterfalls #1 and #2

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Last month for my birthday John got me my first pair of hiking boots. We had talked a lot about getting into hiking as something we can do together and finally for my birthday we took the plunge to start getting out gear together that we will need!

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Some people are under the impression that Kansas is a boring state with nothing exciting to do in terms of hiking and that the landscape isn’t that interesting…..I would like to prove them all wrong! 😉 Since we aren’t going to start with big long weekend plus hiking trips we decided to make it a point to head around the state and see some of the gorgeous waterfalls we have to offer here!

Our first hiking trip and waterfall that we did was at a place about an hour away from Wichita at a Methodist summer camp, Camp Horizon. We had gotten a whole bunch of rain the two weeks before Memorial day so the river was high and the mosquitoes were out full force but we survived and had a blast!

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Then it was another 20 minute drive to Cowley County State Fishing Lake for our first Kansas waterfall!

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There were quite a few people swimming in the waterfall and it looked like a blast! The waterfall was really flowing due to all of the recent rain which made it an even better experience!

Overall I’d say our first hiking trip was a success!

Kansas waterfall #2 was at Santa Fe Lake which is about 20 minutes from Wichita. It was an impromptu visit after dinner with a couple of friends on Sunday night.

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The sunset was beautiful over the lake that night too.

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Have a great day!!!

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