By Ted Villaire

ISBN-10: 0897326636

ISBN-13: 9780897326636

Focusing at the Chicago area’s city and rural components and every little thing in among, this ebook beneficial properties vintage hikes at such gorgeous spots as Starved Rock country Park, in addition to gem stones just like the LaSalle Fish and natural world sector in northwestern Indiana. wide key-at-a-glance info makes it a snap to decide on a hike in line with size, trouble, and surroundings. worthy lists spotlight the simplest hikes for kids, for natural world viewing, and different different types. This variation comprises 5 new hikes.

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Villaire has worked as a news reporter for various daily and weekly newspapers; his freelance articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and the Des Moines Register. In between freelance writing assignments, he’s either out tromping around or at home tending to a growing list of injuries acquired on Chicago-area soccer fields. com. PREFACE There’s no arguing with the benefits of wandering through the woods. Whatever we’re looking for—fresh air, exercise, time with (or away from) the family, a bit of adventure, or a momentary escape from the concrete grid—traipsing through the local landscape helps us take stock of ourselves and the world around us.

This data was downloaded and plotted onto a digital USGS topo map and processed by expert cartographers to produce the highly accurate maps found in this book. Each trailhead’s GPS coordinates are included with each profile (see next page). ELEVATION PROFILES Corresponding directly to the trail map is a detailed elevation profile for each hike. The elevation profile provides a quick look at the trail from the side, enabling you to visualize how the trail rises and falls. Key points along the way are labeled.

Spring, of course, brings a sensory banquet as buds pop, wildflowers bloom, and the landscape becomes braided with intermittent streams. The only thing more pleasurable than the awakening of spring is getting hit with a Technicolor blast in fall. Places such as Deer Grove Forest Preserve, Morton Arboretum, and the Bailly/Chellberg Hike at the Indiana Dunes are a few spots where one can witness brilliant displays of autumn’s leaves. Fall also offers opportunities to swim through a sea of prairie grass as the mauve stalks of big bluestem reach heights of eight to ten feet at places such as Goose Lake Prairie State Park and Chain O’ Lakes State Park.

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