|Very few wooden sign remain standing in the park|
Don't forget that Poison Ivy grows as a vine, shrub and ground cover. While in the park. Stay on the trails. Remember "Leaves of 3 leave them be".
A rash from poison ivy, is caused by an oil found in these plants called urushiol (you-ROO-shee-all). When this oil touches your skin, it often causes an itchy, blistering rash.
|View of Lover's Leap from the top of Starved Rock|
|Pelicans around Leopold Island|
At the top of Starved Rock there is a flagpole with out a flag. If a flag is going to be up at night, it is proper that it be lit. Well a few years ago the flag was taken down because it didn't have a light on it at night. It has only been raised for special occasions lately. There has been much talk in the news and otherwise about this flagpole. Who is going to do the work? Who is going to raise the flag? And where is the money coming from? When will it be done? Will it be a solar powered light? Well coming around the corner and seeing this was a good sign that the flag will be flying again soon.
|New construction project?????|
|View of Starved Rock Lodge from the top of Starved Rock|
We came down from the top of Starved Rock and we are now on our way to French Canyon.
Now for a few wildflowers:
|Going into French|
|Coming out of French|
It is always a little tricky to come out of French. But Gary and Peggy look like professional hikers!
Out of French Canyon and onto Lover's Leap we saw many more wildflowers. Some I knew and some I didn't.
|Some kind of Sedum (I think)|
|False Solomon's Seal|
|It looks to be in the Lily of the Valley family????|
|Starved Rock from Lover's Leap|
|More Pelicans by the Dam|
|Greetings from the Walker's Club, atop of Eagle's Cliff|
|Eagle's Clif looking to the Northwest|
On our way to Wildcat Canyon. We are going on a fairly muddy trail over Pontiac Canyon.
|Upper Wildcat Canyon|
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.