1: a sharp point or spike; also: the tip of a spear
The view from our property was breathtaking! The muddy and wild Missouri River rolls southward out of Nebraska along the Western boarder of its namesake state. A few miles north of Kansas City it turns sharply to the East. It bisects the Show Me state as it snakes through hills, valleys and farmland towards St. Louis and its confluence with the mighty Mississippi. Along the way its relentless, pounding current carves a trench through Missouri’s karst topography. The resulting bluffs soar hundreds of feet above the muddy water. Their faces are pock marked with sandstone caves, and their ridges are crowned with thick jungles of cedar pines, evergreen firs and native deciduous trees. One of those bluffs, one right near the middle of the state, was on my family’s property. It juts out to a point as the river rolls around the bend, and it offers a panoramic display that extends from the Pacific, to the Atlantic and down to the Gulf of Mexico. It is high ground. It stands sentry over the river valley below, as it has for a millennia. It is the tip of the spear, the Pike.
Accessing the Pike was no easy task. It required salt and grit, blisters and blood. With nothing more than a pick ax and hand saw, my family, friends and I carved a trail through the dense woodland leading up the bluff. The way is narrow and winding. Our trail skirts a massive ravine on one side and a steep canyon on the other. It bobs and weaves. It crosses a stream and traverses outcroppings. The Pike Trail is no easy climb, but nothing worth doing ever is.
Our company was forged in the same spirit as the trail that bears its name. We are the tip of the spear, rugged and determined, dedicated to leading the way in quality, value and reliability. We don’t take shortcuts and we don’t let others blaze trails, we do that. We do it because the view from the top is amazing, and we want everyone to see it.
Whether you’re stalking a Muley in the Rocky Mountains, riding the rapids in the Canyonlands, or blazing a trail through the Appalachians, you can rest assured that Pike Trail has your back, and our gear will never let you down. The rest is up to you.