Fifty-five SR Walkers Club members drove to Buffalo Rock Sate Park and waded the Effigy Tumuli Trail. For a while the sun actually broke through the clouds! Get up! Go puddle jumping!
This sign hangs on the buffalo barn wherein the mother/daughter pair of Holly and Pebbles were enjoying a late breakfast.
The Park staff said there were a few areas they were having difficulty mowing.
Last night's rain brought down a carpet of locust blossoms.
The Walkers begin the Effigy Tumuli Trail.
Some parts of the trail were Tumuli Creek!
Back in the 1960's (i.e. the Eocene) we used to play "moon landing" on this abandoned strip mine because there was not a green plant in sight. Today it is AMAZING!
This is what a "dry" trail looks like in LaSalle County during May 2019.
The turnaround point is atop the eighteen-inch bituminous coal seam that was mined here. Most of this coal was transported to Ottawa where it was gasified to feed the city's gas lights.
This is just one of the remaining piles of trees that were downed in the Park during the February 29, 2017 tornado.
Ron, one of the Club's founders, is now in a 12,000 step program.
Here is some walking wisdom from Henry David Thoreau;
"Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move,
my thoughts begin to flow."