Bob Tyson, Outings Chair for the Sierra Club, has compiled a list of beautiful, scenic trails which are basically level and easy to walk. Open the .PDF files below for more information. We have printed a limited number of trail guides and distributed them to select locations in southern Illinois.
2013 Fall and Winter Outings
The previously announced hikes for the Shawnee Group have all been cancelled due to the unexpected death of outings leader Bob Tyson.
Camp Ondessonk Weekend
Carol Klinger, a leader with Piasa Palisades Group of Sierra Club, is leading a weekend outing at Camp Ondessonk in Shawnee Na-tional Forest, November 1-3, 2013. Participants will stay in the "dorms", which have heat and electricity, and are located directly off of the parking lot. You will have access to showers and a fire pit. Cost is $11.50 per person per night. Meals are on your own. There will be optional exploratory hikes in Shawnee Forest, which is adjacent to Camp Ondessonk. For more information, contact Carol Klinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 618-288-5630.
Fall Weekend Get Away Hikes in Shawnee
Date: Friday, October 11, 2013 to Sunday, October 13, 2013
Presented by: River Prairie Group
Leader: Jan Bradford - 847-455-2947 email@example.com
Level: Moderate (advanced beginner)
Location: Murphysboro, IL 62966, USA
Come join us for a hike in the LaRue Pine Hills bluffs and the snake migration road that is closed every spring and fall on Saturday and Little Grand Canyon hike on Sunday. Elevation on this hike is around 400' so hikers must be in good physical condition. On both days naturalist Ed Max will be with us to identify plants and trees that are unique to this area. This is a lodge based weekend you won't want to miss. Leader Jan Bradford and Naturalist Ed Max. Limit 10-20 cost will be around $160 for two nights lodging and fees. We will go out Saturday night for a group supper together. Contact Jan Bradford at firstname.lastname@example.org 847-455-2947 NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO HIKE WITHOUT LODGING COST IS $3 PER DAY - All are welcome for the group supper Saturday night. Please contact leader.
Eastern Missouri Group Outings Contacts:
- Chairman: Bob Gestel (636) 296-8975, email@example.com
- Coordinator: Mark Schuermann (636) 394-6265, firstname.lastname@example.org