Thanks for the advice on distinguishing WDM and DM. I am the WORST at directions. I get turned around unbelievably easily. I'll just have to drive around - - that's really the only way it'll ever sink in.
Thanks for the invite vpintz! The big 21! I might have to partake in the festivities
As far as suggestions, what're the best disc golf, hiking, and fishing spots nearby? I tried to scope some out when I last visited, but my time was cut incredibly short and it was at the bottom of my list.
It's not too hard. Just takes some getting used to.
I dont know of any disc golf course in Des Moines because I don't play. I know there are some though. I believe you can buy supplies at Day Dreams, thea head shop across the street from Drake on University. They could probably tell you where to play.
Hiking is more my speed. for simple walking in the woods, Greenwood Park (just South of Grand) has paved trails for foot or bike that go for a few miles all the way to Waterworks Park, where there are more trails. There are also trails around Saylorville lake on the North side of town, and if you want to drive an hour, Ledges State Park has great trails that wind through the hills. This is the best true hiking spot in Central Iowa.
For fishing, I would recommend Bug Creek over by Saylorville. I haven't fished much in Polk County. I know several spots in Story County just North of Polk. Keep in mind that you need a license to fish in Iowa. I think you can get those at Dahl's on Ingersoll. They're pretty cheap.