Category: Hiking

Hiking the Ice Age Trail in Kettle Moraine State Forest

Happy Monday! It’s a new week, a new opportunity, and hopefully a new attitude for yours truly. Last week was rough. The weight of pandemic life despite being vaccinated felt more suffocating than usual and a few painful procedures were more than enough to weaken what minuscule ounces of positive vibes that remained. And Saturday

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Hiking in Deer Grove Forest Preserve on the First Day of Spring

Illinois is flat – second only to Florida in the contest of being the flattest in the United States. The suburbs of Chicago boast very little topographical relief and the act of climbing uphill feels novel and exciting if you get so lucky. For this reason alone, northern Illinois will never be remembered as one

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Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge

Yesterday afternoon we ventured onto Fort Belvoir to check out the trails associated with the Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge. Maintained by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge is home to deciduous forests, meadows, and freshwater tidal marshes. There is a trail head located outside of Tulley Gate with a handful of

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