Giant City State Park Nature Trail Hike 7-22-18

We broke away from the never ending projects that come with building a new house (another post on that later) to run down to Southern Illinois for a bit. We need to start getting the kids to hike on their own as they are both getting to be a bit too heavy for carry around these days. So we choose the Nature Trail at Giant City (PDF of Brochure)  :

Sara L.: 7-22-18 Hike and Boo Garden &emdash;

The boy made it the whole way often running and climbing where he could. The girl managed to eek out about 95% of it before I had to carry her. All in all, a successful hike!

Map:
Sara L.: 7-22-18 Hike and Boo Garden &emdash;

Bridge at the trailhead:
Sara L.: 7-22-18 Hike and Boo Garden &emdash;

Hiking with Mom:
Sara L.: 7-22-18 Hike and Boo Garden &emdash;

Climbing where they can:
Sara L.: 7-22-18 Hike and Boo Garden &emdash;

Sara L.: 7-22-18 Hike and Boo Garden &emdash;

Sara L.: 7-22-18 Hike and Boo Garden &emdash;

Sara L.: 7-22-18 Hike and Boo Garden &emdash;

The boy liked the Echos’s:
Sara L.: 7-22-18 Hike and Boo Garden &emdash;

And often asked if anyone was inside the caves:
Sara L.: 7-22-18 Hike and Boo Garden &emdash;

Sara L.: 7-22-18 Hike and Boo Garden &emdash;

After we finished this hike, we wandered over to the Boo Memorial Garden (Link to that Post).

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