One of my favorite places to visit every fall is the Montauk State Park area in Missouri. It is only a few hours from St. Louis, but it is just an extraordinary place. You almost begin to feel that you are not in Missouri for a moment and perhaps somewhere in New England. The river that runs through the area is the Upper Current River and has some really nice trout fishing. This image was taken in the middle of the Current River one misty morning just up from Parker's Ford. This is one of my happy places.