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Hiking Illinois 2nd Edition PDF

Hiking Illinois 2nd Edition PDF

$34.95 CAD


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    Hiking Illinois is your complete guide to 107 of the most scenic day hikes within the Land of Lincoln. No matter what region you wish to explore or how easy or hard a trek you want, this handy guide will lead you to the right trail.

    In this one-of-a-kind resource, you'll find the following features:

    • Detailed descriptions of every hike, in every region, including special points of interest, estimated hiking time and distance, and difficulty ratings for each trail
    • Phone numbers and Web sites, park hours and rules, and available facilities for 60 of the state's most scenic sites
    • Easy-to-read maps for every park and trail to help you navigate your hike and locate landmarks and other points of interest
    • A convenient trail finder that provides a summary of each trail's features and available facilities

    Hiking Illinois brings to life the history, terrain, flora, and fauna of each area. And the descriptions of nearby recreational and sightseeing destinations ensure you won't miss anything on your trip. Hiking Illinois is your guide to enjoying the great outdoors!

    Trail Finder

    1 Apple River Canyon State Park
    2 Mississippi Palisades State Park
    3 Rock Cut State Park
    4 Winnebago County Forest Preserve
    5 White Pines Forest State Forest
    6 Lowden-Miller State Forest
    7 McHenry County Conservation District
    8 Chain O' Lakes State Park
    9 Volo Bog State Natural Area
    10 Moraine Hills State Park
    11 Bluff Spring Fen
    12 James “Pate” Philip State Park
    13 Illinois Beach State Park
    14 Lake County Forest Preserve
    15 Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve
    16 Regional Trail
    17 Morton Arboretum
    18 Palos and Sag Valley Forest Preserve
    19 Will County Forest Preserve

    20 Big River State Forest
    21 Nauvoo
    22 Siloam Springs State Park
    23 Pere Marquette State Park
    24 Forest Park Nature Preserve
    25 Sand Ridge State Forest
    26 Starved Rock State Park
    27 Matthiessen State Park
    28 Where Lincoln Walked
    29 Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
    30 Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
    31 Spitler Woods State Natural Area
    32 Ballard Nature Center
    33 Iroquois County State Wildlife Area
    34 Forest Glen Preserve
    35 Robert Allerton Park
    36 Urbana Park District
    37 Fox Ridge State Park
    38 Kennekuk Cove County Park

    39 Fults Hill Prairie
    40 Piney Creek Ravine Nature Preserve
    41 LaRue-Pine Hills
    42 Giant City State Park
    43 Little Grand Canyon
    44 Cedar Lake
    45 Trail of Tears State Park
    46 Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area
    47 Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
    48 Ferne Clyffe State Park
    49 Tunnel Hill State Trail
    50 Cache River State Natural Area
    51 Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge
    52 Mermet Lake Conservation Area
    53 Max Creek
    54 Bell Smith Springs Recreation Area
    55 Dixon Springs State Park
    56 Stone Face Recreation Area
    57 Garden of the Gods Recreation Area
    58 Rim Rock/Pounds Hollow Recreation Complex
    59 War Bluff Audubon Sanctuary
    60 Beall Woods State Park

    Susan Post has been a research biologist for the Illinois Natural History Survey since 1978, where she has worked on such jobs as biological control of purple loosestrife, sampling streams for threatened and endangered plants, and sampling horseradish fields for insect pests. Through her work, Susan has become well acquainted with the natural areas of Illinois.

    Susan is the coauthor of Illinois Wilds, a book that showcases the state's natural areas. She is also the staff writer for the Illinois Steward Magazine and the author of "Species Spotlight" for Illinois Natural History Survey Reports.

    She is the codirector of the Illinois Wilds Institute for Nature (IWIN), a joint project between the Survey and the University of Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences that offers field courses to the public on various aspects of Illinois biology.