Thursday, December 3, 2015

Dec. 03, 2015, LaSalle, Tonti & Wildcat Canyons

Today at Walker's Club we had 31 hikers and 2 dogs.  The day was a bit gloomy but the temperature was comfortable.  Great day for a hike.  No ice to speak of, just some GGRREEAAATTT! WATERFALLS!!! It was a 3 video hike.  Enjoy!!!
Photo of the day!


31 hikers on this gloomy day

When leaving the Lodge we headed out on the Bluff Trail.  This stream is the water that feeds French Canyon


Devil's Nose

View of Starved Rock from Lover's Leap'

After a brief rest we were on to Eagle's Cliff (no eagle sightings anywhere today)
View of the Illinois river looking East from Eagle's Cliff

Lock and Dam from Eagle's Cliff

These are the fastest walkers, we are waiting for a few more to catch up, so we can all make the turn into Wildcat Canyon.
 
Wildcat Canyon
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There is quite the debris / sandy, mud pile getting in and out of Wildcat Canyon

Small drips on the East wall of Wildcat Canyon
  
These steps can get a little sketchy in the winter


Stairway leads from the river trail to the bluff trail

I was surprised to see this little sapling gnawed off by a beaver

Tonti Canyon - Main waterfall on West wall (video worthy)

Tonti Waterfall



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LaSalle Canyon

This was such a great shot, I had to take 2 photos and 1 video
Behind the waterfall in LaSalle Canyon

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Heading back to the Lodge, going over the bridge near LaSalle / Tonti Canyons

The hikers spread out as the hike goes along.  Photo of "Burl"

fungus on a log

Top of Wildcat Canyon
I will leave you with this: Looking for a Christmas gift ?  How about taking someone hiking or walking --
"Nature never goes out of style"

6 comments:

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    1. Thanks for waterfall update.I will go hiking this sunday with my wife.good workout.this state park is great gift for il.let's keep this wonderful place clean.we are lucky to have this park.

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    2. Thanks for waterfall update.I will go hiking this sunday with my wife.good workout.this state park is great gift for il.let's keep this wonderful place clean.we are lucky to have this park.

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  2. Only missing waterfall is st.louis canyon waterfall which the best waterfall in this park

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  3. Only missing waterfall is st.louis canyon waterfall which the best waterfall in this park

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    1. St. Louis Canyon is also flowing nicely. Our walker's club meets every Thursday morning at 9:00am. and go to a different area of the 3 local state parks every 3 months. This entry is just from Dec. 3rd. If you would like to see more of the walker club's hikes, there is an archive section on the blog.
      St. Louis Canyon is a nice canyon.

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