First trip to Shawnee national forest

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First trip to Shawnee national forest

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Post by Diver don » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:52 pm

Last weekend I was able to get down to Shawnee. We hiked the river to River trail from garden of the gods hiking west. It was our first time down to Shawnee, first time hammock camping. We picked the hottest weekend in September at 90 deg plus temps.

Great trip! Hiked across the nature area about 4-5 miles and then headed back towards garden of the gods area. We ended up camping about 2 miles west of the garden of the gods right on a east facing lookout. Definitely will do a couple more nights next trip.



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Post by sarge » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:17 am

Sounds great. Kinda funny, I don't generally associated backpacking with Illinois, but Shawnee looks nice.
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