Kenneth Bogle (Page 4)

Avid kayaker and backpacker Kenneth Bogle loves to explore the ozark outdoors. He spends all his free time doing so by kayaking, hiking and camping. In 2014, Kenneth founded JoplinKayak.com as an outreach to other kayakers in his community. After a few years of running JoplinKayak.com. Kenneth expanded into forming the hiking group JoplinHiking.com. Now Kenneth is ready to take things a little further by starting Joplin Outdoor Adventures. Joplin Outdoor Adventures is a hub for sites and facebook groups to help educate and find new ways for the community to spend more time outdoors.

No, I’m not talking about an 80’s rock band or some college frat boys pulling an all nighter. I’m talking about the large oversized salamanders that once could be found in the clear waters of the Ozarks, otherwise known as the Ozark Hellbenders. I honestly didn’t know much about them untilRead More →

This is a review of the Grayl water filtration system. I’m going to attempt to cover the pros and cons of this water filter.   The Grayl is not your typical water filtrating system. Most systems require the user to suck through a straw, use a pump, or let gravityRead More →

This is a subject that I have many mixed feelings on. Bear with me as I go through these feelings, and then try to shed some logic on the subject. I’ll try to find that middle ground for everyone.  For some of you that might not know what I amRead More →

One of the hidden treasures of the Ozarks, the Buffalo National River, offers sights and experience you just can’t find anywhere else. The river offers something for everyone; hiking, floating, camping, horseback riding, and even mountain biking now along a designated trail. Hiking: First, let’s cover the hiking aspect ofRead More →

I love graphic design so I have started a series of maps for our local creeks near Joplin, MO. You’ll be able to print each map out allowing you to draw and mark on them. This comes in handy when planning trips and figuring the distance between two locations. LaminateRead More →

Planning a float can be lots of work and with my experience, I always seem to forget something. Below, I have created four different lists for trips that I often take throughout the year. Check them over and use them to help plan your next float. If you see anythingRead More →

Meeting Aug. 13th, 2017 at the Ball Fields in Noel. Show up around 10:30 to help self shuttle to Cowskin. You can find both locations on the map below. Don’t forget to use the map below to get driving directions. Click Here to learn how. Water Gauge Note: Never float onRead More →

When creating JoplinKayak.com, I wanted to make it easy for floaters to get on the river and find new spots to kayak. This is why I embedded the advanced map system with access points and other interesting points on each river. Yes, you can search the internet and find mapsRead More →

The History of Lakeside: Lakeside park was first envisioned by Alfred Harrison, the president of Southwest Missouri Electric Railway. The Trolley owners of the time were attempting to find new income by providing Free Amusement  Parks for anyone riding the Trolley system. With the Southwest Missouri Electric Railway already having accessRead More →