Winter drifts softly onto the lake

A fog in the morning, soft falling snow in the afternoon and an icy chill in the evening air. Winter is here – It’s waiting season.

October in the Ozarks

October at the Lake of the Ozarks! Trees are starting to turn … leaves are beginning to fall … and there’s a bit of chill in the air.

Rocky Top Trail at the Lake of the Ozarks

Rocky Top Trail Lake of the Ozarks
Captain Jeffrey on a hike overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks

Nice Hike at Rocky Top Trail 🙂

Had an early morning hike at the Rocky Top Trail near the Grand Glaize Beach in the Lake of the Ozarks. The hike starts off going through a meadow with plenty of sun … so bring a cap and a water bottle! You’ll also need pretty sturdy hiking shoes as it was a little rocky and slippery at some spots. Once you get past the halfway point, you’ll find a bluff where you can view the boat traffic over Lake Ozark – and there is a lot of traffic! Then it’s a pretty easy hike back to the parking lot. The total trip took about an hour and a half. It’s nice to see the boats from a different view point once in a while!

Then back to the water!

Once the hike was over, it was back to the water. While hiking is a fun diversion, there’s nothing better than cruising on the lake. If you’re looking for a fun cruise on the lake of the Ozarks (hike not necessary 🙂 – just give me a call or shoot me at email

the end of winter :)

The signs of spring are here at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you’ve ever meandered down any of the lake roads, you’re bound to come across a sight like this. Lake people like to make sure their friends and family know which road to take – and take great pride in making sure their directions are both colorful and helpful!

Whether you’re looking for Dan’s Place or Yance’s (or even TRUELOVE!) , you’re sure to navigate to the right (or left) fork in the road. Spring is a great time to get familiar with the twists and turns (and potholes) of the lake roads.

So yes, the signs of spring are here. It can be a bit chilly and thunderstorms like to rumble through both day and night. But once in a while, we have a 60 degree day and we get to reintroduce our boat to the water 🙂 A smattering of ducks (and one or two seadoos) also enjoy the new season’s warmer weather – and promise of more to come!