Missouri River Hike
Click here for a map of the location of all of the signs or ask for a map at the National Park Service visitors center.
Welcome to the Missouri River Take a Hike route. We hope that you will enjoy your hike (or bike) to find all ten signs where you can scan the QR codes on the signs with your smart phone or text the words (to 77948) on the signs to receive more information. Each message has two codes. The first code (in parentheses) contains one or two letters. The second code is made up the dots and dashes of Morse code which you will have to look up to solve the clue. On your first text message you will receive a message saying that you have opted to get alerts from Take a Hike. This is just the introductory message and it will be followed by the text message for the sign where you are located. You will not receive a text from this program other than the introductory message unless you initiate it. Depending on the time of day, your text message may arrive right away or within a minute. If you typed the key words in correctly, your message will come. The key words always start with the word “hike” followed by a dot or period (.) and then the key word that you see on the signs. Although you can start your hike at any of the signs, the order of the codes is from sign 1 to sign 10.
If you don’t have a phone app for reading QR codes, there are many different code reader apps that you can load on your smart phone. Search your app store for “QR reader.” Both the QR codes and the text messages give you the letter codes and the Morse codes to solve, but the QR codes give you more information about your hike since the text messages are limited to only 145 characters and the QR codes aren't limited to a certain number of characters. Whether you use the QR codes or the text messages, you will receive information about your hike from each sign. Have fun, enjoy nature and get some good exercise.
Email your solution to either of the codes to email@example.com along with your mailing address and we will send a small prize to you. You may wish to visit our other Take a Hike route at Chalco Hills.