With all the uncertainty this past year has brought, the Great Outdoors and all it offers provided a host of benefits to help deal with everything. The outdoors provided a place of peace and relaxation, quality time with family and loved ones, and even the simple, calming effect of nature.
Thanks in part to a pandemic, many people in southwest Missouri discovered all the Ozarks has to offer as new or returning participants. Common reasons for getting started included canceled vacations and summer plans, more flexible schedules while working from home and inspiration from family and friends.
They overcame a