Thursday, January 26, 2017

Wildcat, Eagles Clif, Lover's Leap, French Canyon Jan. 26, 2017

Today there was 31 hikers that left the Lodge's Lobby heading out to Wildcat Canyon.  From there we also went to Eagle's Cliff and Lover's Leap.  We had some extra time, so we also went into French Canyon.

31 hikers leaving the Lodge

Boardwalk out to Wildcat Canyon.  Watch out, the boardwalks are slippery when wet or snow covered.

Top of Wildcat Canyon

Looking down from the East Overlook in Wildcat Canyon.  The ice has fallen.

Wildcat waterfall from inside the Canyon

What's left of the ice fall at the bottom of Wildcat Canyon

A little bit of surface mud going into Wildcat Canyon

Bridge coming out of Wildcat Canyon. Notice we are the first ones across the fresh fallen snow.

View of Eagle's Cliff from the river trail

If you don't know where you are, just check out the many signs at the major intersections.

We are at the turning point, do we want to take the short cut or go to Eagle's Cliff?  We all took the Eagles Cliff direction.

On the way up to Eagle's Cliff there were two deer off to the left.  They could have cared less that we were there.  Deer #1

Deer #2

View from Eagle's Cliff looking East

View looking East from Eagle's Cliff. Illinois River

View of the Lock and Dam looking North from Eagle's Cliff

Leopold Island from the top of Lover's Leap.  Yes there is an eagle there.  Very hard to see.

"Elle" Very photogenic, and she listens!

Starved Rock from Lover's Leap

View of Devil's Nose from the boardwalk heading back.

We had some extra time today, so we went into French Canyon

Going into French Canyon

No icefall in French Canyon

Coming into French

Coming out of French Canyon.
I will leave you with this: You can always make more money, but you only have a set number of days to make more memories!

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