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By Ted Villaire

Focusing at the Chicago area’s city and rural parts and every little thing in among, this ebook positive factors vintage hikes at such stunning spots as Starved Rock kingdom Park, in addition to gemstones just like the LaSalle Fish and natural world quarter in northwestern Indiana. vast key-at-a-glance info makes it a snap to decide on a hike in response to size, hassle, and surroundings. valuable lists spotlight the simplest hikes for kids, for natural world viewing, and different different types. This version comprises 5 new hikes.

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DIFFICULTY The degree of effort an “average” hiker should expect on a given hike is provided here. ” SCENERY This short summary gives an overview of the attractions offered by the hike and what to expect in terms of plant life, wildlife, natural wonders, and historic features. EXPOSURE A quick check of how much sun you can expect on your shoulders during the hike helps you plan when to go and what to wear. TRAFFIC How busy is the trail on an average day? Trail traffic, of course, varies from day to day and season to season.

If you are hiking on a busy day, go early in the morning; it’ll enhance your chances of seeing wildlife. The trails really clear out during rainy times; however, don’t hike during a thunderstorm. Investigate different areas around the region. The scenery you’ll find hiking through grasslands is pleasantly different from the riparian forest alongside a fork of the Des Plaines or Fox rivers. Sample a few of each to see what the area has to offer and what most appeals to you. Hike during different seasons.

PICK A TRAIL, ANY TRAIL Even though the focus of this book is hiking, much of the information will be useful to cyclists, trail runners, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, parents with strollers, and wheelchair users. With a growing number of trails classified as “multiuse” (trails typically with a wide, smooth, crushed gravel surface), many people are seeing that there’s more than one way to follow a trail. One mother I know, for example, runs along multiuse trails while her ten-year-old son rides his bicycle beside her.

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