Finding Pinnacles Youth Park [Graphic]

Kristin Nottelmann winds up [Photo]

Kristin Nottelmann, a relief pitcher, winds up before pitching at the University Field. Missouri softball defeated Missouri University of Science & Technology twice in Wednesday's doubleheader 10-2 and 6-0.

Michael Liberto almost picked-off [Photo]

MU's Michael Liberto slides back to first as Indiana State's first baseman, Tony Colucci, catches the attempted pick-off from the pitcher.

Missouri catcher Ryan Ampleman [Photo]

Catcher, Ryan Ampleman, a sophomore, runs towards third base during Missouri's game against Indiana St. on Wednesday.

Finding Pinnacles Youth Park [Graphic]

Process of pinnacles [Graphic]

Beauty in nature [Photo]

Pinnacles Youth Park is a privately owned, 77-acre piece of land that is open to the public. The park is privately funded through donations and grants. It provides free camping for youth groups like the Boy Scouts.

Walk in the park [Photo]

Robert Wojcik, left, and Nadia Marks take a walk with their dogs. Wojcik said they came to Pinnacle Youth Park because the weather was nice and this park is generally less busy downtown.

Tax Day at the post office [Video]

The post office was busy Wednesday with taxpayers present to meet the April 15 tax deadline. Even with the current economy, Columbia residents said their outlook on taxes hasn't changed from previous years.

Pinnacle bluffs [Photo]

Pinnacles Youth Park provides wide open spaces, rivers, streams and cliffs to climb for any visitors who are daring enough. It's not easy to cross the water that surrounds the limestone bluffs, but the park's board members have no plans for a bridge, which would cost thousands of dollars and provide more access for the climbers who contribute to degradation of the limestone.

Hanging out at Pinnacle [Photo]

Rock climbing is a popular activity at Pinnacles Youth Park, which features tall limestone bluffs surrounded by creeks. Steve Pagan and Tuesday Critz practice on a ridge known as the Shelving Rock.

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Three sing after serpent's defeat [Photo]

Betsey Bledsoe, Stephanie Sander and Rachel Wyss sing a song as the three ladies during Show-Me Opera's rehearsal of the opera "The Magic Flute" inside McKee Gymnasium on April 8. In the opera, the three had just finished slaying a serpent to rescue a prince.

Peeking out from beneath a prop [Photo]

Clare Huck peers out from underneath a serpent prop as she rehearses in her role as first spirit in "The Magic Flute" inside McKee Gymnasium on April 8. In the opera, the serpent makes a near-deadly attempt on Prince Tamino's life.

Rehearsing the roles of first and second ladies [Photo]

Betsey Bledsoe and Stephanie Sander rehearse in their roles as first and second ladies during practice inside of McKee Gymnasium on April 8. The rehearsal was for Show-Me Opera's upcoming performance of "The Magic Flute."

JaNay Woolridge, Lana Mims and Alyssa Hollins participate in March Against Racial Stereotypes [Photo]

From left, JaNay Woolridge, Lana Mims and Alyssa Hollins participate in the March Against Racial Stereotypes on Tuesday. The three are members of Community About Raising Excellence, also known as CARE, an organization for minority athletes that focuses on community service.

Missouri catcher Trevor Coleman against Indiana State [Photo]

Missouri catcher Trevor Coleman moves to throw out a Indiana State runner trying to steal second base Tuesday at Taylor Stadium.

Tigers gather at practice [Photo]

Missouri players gather at practice Tuesday.

Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon at a 2009 spring practice [Photo]

Missouri senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon sidesteps a blocking dummy during a spring practice drill Tuesday at Devine Pavilion.

Matt Thompson mug [Photo]

Matt Thompson is a 2008-'09 Donald W. Reynolds fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.