Thursday, February 23, 2017

Feb. 23, 2017 Starved Rock, Wildcat, Pontiac and French Canyon

Today there was 50 hikers out to enjoy this beautiful day!  We left the lobby at 9:00a.m and headed to the top of Starved Rock.  On to French Canyon, Pontiac Canyon, Wildcat Canyon, Eagles Cliff and Lover's Leap. 

Enjoying Wildcat Canyon with friends

Going down the back steps of the Lodge

Everyone heading up to the top of Starved Rock

Almost there folks, just a few more steps.

Beautiful view looking to the East from the top of Starved Rock

Ron giving his rendition of the Legend of Starved Rock

View of the Lodge from the Starved Rock

Solar panel at the top of Starved Rock

We saw this juvenile bald eagle when we were leaving the top of Starved Rock.  It was in the "Cove area" between Starved Rock and Lover's Leap

On to French Canyon,

French Canyon!  Looking Good!

Coming out of French Canyon

Some trash is just too far off the trail to retrieve safely

So many trails and directions.  Let's go to Pontiac Canyon next.

Pontiac Canyon from the Bluff trail

Top of Wildcat Canyon, from the bluff trail

Whats left of the ice.  Not much!  Probably will be gone by the end of the day.

Wildcat Canyon Waterfall.  Nice to come here without people climbing all over the place.

We always like Wildcat Canyon in the early Spring

Some places we just don't go, and neither should anyone else.

View of Eagles Cliff from the River Trail

Moss and Ferns along the river trail.  Getting Green!!

Eagles Cliff Overlook

Best View in the park.  Looking East at the top of Eagles Cliff

Its been so warm this past week that some of the shrubs and trees have buds.

Really getting green

Fisherman at the base of Starved Rock.  Getting ready for the upcoming tournaments.  Lot of boats out today.

Top of Starved Rock from Lover's Leap. Note the boat in the lower right corner.

This pink jacket has been working its way down the cliff.  It has been littered here now for about 3 years.

Thought for the day in the Cafe
I will leave you with this: The eye never forgets what the heart has seen.

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