Hours of Idleness-A Photographer's Journey in St. Louis

Travel

Posted in Adventure, cruise, Jason Gray, photography, St. Louis, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on February 17, 2019

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  1. Camp GRITS
  2. Alton, Illinois
  3. Hawaii to Vancouver
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Adventure

Posted in Adventure, Backpacking, Hike, Jason Gray, photography, St. Louis, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on February 17, 2019

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  1. Big Muddy Adventures
  2. Toxic Tour
  3. A Cherokee Street Adventure Story
  4. Hanging with the UP in South City

St. Louis City Parks

Posted in Adventure, Hike, Jason Gray, Park, photography, St. Louis, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on February 17, 2019

St. Louis County Parks

Posted in Adventure, Backpacking, Hike, Jason Gray, photography, St. Louis, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on February 17, 2019

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  1. Emmenegger Nature Park (technically, Kirkwood owned)
  2. Lone Elk Park

Missouri Conservation Areas

Posted in Adventure, Backpacking, family, Hike, Jason Gray, photography, St. Louis, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on February 17, 2019

Missouri State Parks

Posted in Adventure, Backpacking, family, Hike, Jason Gray, Park, photography, St. Louis, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on February 17, 2019

Outdoor Missouri

Posted in Adventure, Backpacking, family, Hike, Jason Gray, Park, photography, St. Louis, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on February 17, 2019

Emmenegger Nature Park

Posted in Adventure, art, awareness, Hike, Interlude, Jason Gray, nikon, Park, photography, St. Louis, Uncategorized, winter by Jason Gray on February 17, 2019

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Emmenegger Nature Park, named after Russell Emmenegger, the last private owner of the property that would become the Park, is a 93-acre forested area owned by the City of Kirkwood. It is adjacent to a 15-acre Conservation Area named Possum Woods, though it is hard to tell where one begins and the other ends. For what it’s worth, this is a special bit of tranquility just outside of the St. Louis.

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A Cherokee Street Adventure Story

Posted in Adventure, art, beer, Jason Gray, nikon, photography, St. Louis, St. Louis Magazine, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on February 14, 2019

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Enjoy this tale of how my friend, Chris Naffziger, tried to feed me to C.H.U.D. When you are done, head over to Cherokee Street and enjoy a cold one at Earthbound Beer.

It was cool, but not cold outside when a writer for a regional magazine contacted me to discuss the possibility of photographing a renovation project underway in South St. Louis City. The writer, Chris, only asks for my help when something about the assignment he is working on makes photography difficult. That said, the shoots are always interesting, and usually provide once-in-a-lifetime access to some site of significance. What can I say, he has a way.

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Happy 10 Year Anniversary to HOI!

Posted in Adventure, art, Arts Writing, Interlude, Jason Gray, learning, photography, St. Louis, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on February 8, 2019

If you can believe it, this blog has been around for ten whole years this month! That’s some craziness on a lot of levels, particularly that I’ve been able to (relatively) maintain it despite everything that has happened in my personal life during that time. To celebrate, here are some fun site facts.

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