As I said before I was visiting family in southern IL this weekend, and they live in a very hilly area. It is near the "little grand canyon" and has many scenic over looks and plenty of heart pounding climbs. I was taking it pretty easy on my rides this weekend because family time seemed to be higher on the important list, but still it was in the back of my mind the whole time.
A couple photos from the Shawnee National Forest near Alto Pass, IL. Just head down boat dock road, and the trail is on your left. There is no sign, but it is listed as a "multi use trail" so watch for horses and hunters. Its a very nice trail, the rocks had me wishing I left my regular 29ers on.
Either this farmer like to color match his horses and cows, or they are related somehow.
I wish we had bike paths like this at home.
This is what kids do for fun when they skip Sunday School. Religious Grafity. I also recorded a short video on some of the trails of the shawnee forest, but for some reason it won't upload. I will work on that and hopefully post the video.