This photo was take at the top of Starved Rock looking east. Lover's Leap. This is the first view you see once you get up all the stairs.
|Lock and Dam|
Walking around the boardwalk on top of Starved Rock you will come to the Lock and Dam. We had a few pelicans floating around, but not very many today.
|Leopold Island with Barge in background|
|My lovely family from Wednesday, Lodge in the background|
I always stop my groups here to tell the dangers of poison ivy. As the saying goes.... Leaves of three, leave it be. I say it should be... "If its green leave it be, you don't need to be in the green while hiking here. Just stay in the middle of the trail and you will be fine. No need to be off the trail, touching the green stuff."
|Main trail to French|
Monday night it snowed a little bit. Just enough to make the trails white.
|Bonus frozen waterfall in French|
|Going into French|
I have never seen French like this. These big chunks are of ice. The water is flowing and I thought I would give a video another try. Hope it works.
|My two couples from Tuesday|
|Coming out of French|
I will leave you with this: Wherever you may hike or walk, just put one foot in front of the other. It's all about the experience not the destination.