Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sept. 6, 2018 St. Louis Canyon

We can't have great weather every Thursday.  Today we had RAIN.  We had 12 hardy hikers that stayed in the park and went to St. Louis Canyon.  3 hikers stayed with the scheduled hike of the Illinois Michigan Canal. 

Everyone that walked today was prepared with ponchos, rain coats and hats.  I also had an umbrella.

Puddles were plenty

Aurora Canyon from the top trail

Small waterfall in Upper Sac Canyon

Most people think the wildflowers are just in the Spring..... Indian Pipe, blooms now.  These are such a treasure to see. 

On our way to St. Louis Canyon.

Rock formation right before you get to the waterfall in St. Louis Canyon

St. Louis Waterfall

Haven't seen a waterfall this nice since at least June

Taking a break before heading back

This is the challenge for the day!  Everyone did fine.

Fresh Fungi

Watch your step on the wet boardwalks.  They are slippery, no one fell today.

Another patch of Indian Pipes

A very wet Stargazer at the West side of the Lodge

The Glasinator is really spinning today.

Some of the walker club members are rescuing a cart from the parking lot

After the weekly hikes, some of the Walker Club members share stories and get together for coffee or other beverages and snacks in the Cafe.
I will leave you with this: If you think adventure is dangerous try routine, its lethal.

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