This really captures the heart and character of this region. I went to college in St. Louis and spent many a weekend hiking and canoeing this hidden gem of an outdoor wonderland.
What school in St. Louis did you attend? I went to Washington University near Forest Park from 1990 to 1994.
I went to SLU (St. Louis Univ.) from 1992 - 1996. Go Bilikens! ;)