Recently I had the chance to take a day trip to explore parts of Labette and Cherokee counties in southeast Kansas.
I began by following the Neosho River valley in far eastern Labette County. I headed south from the small town of Strauss and crossed Litup Creek a number of times. Shortly, I arrived at Oswego.
Also in Oswego, I was amazed at the view off the bluff above the Neosho River in Riverside Park. This is one of the most picturesque spots for a city park that I've seen.
After leaving Oswego, I headed over into the southwest corner of Cherokee County to finish my Dare to Do Dirt loop. I had made a previous trip around the northern, eastern, and southeastern parts of the county in 2007.
I finished my loop around Cherokee County, then headed west on US-160 back across the rolling hills of Labette County.
Then, I had a 2 hour drive back home to Wichita. It was a long daytrip of about 380 miles that ended at 9:45 PM, but was very satisfying anyway.
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Labette County: Labette County Dirt
Cherokee County: Cherokee County Dirt