Gary and I had a wonderful trip to Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. We had only 3 days for the adventure, but since it was only 3 hours from home, we still had time for relaxation along with hiking and touring some of the area. There is an event called Hog Rock with camping, motorcycles and rowdy adult partying from June 14-17. We headed home on Wednesday and passed many many motorcycles and RVs on their way to the party. Whew, dodged a bullet there.
We stayed in Cave in Rock State Park. Although amenities were sparse the campsites were clean, there was 30 amp, flush toilets and hot showers... just what we really required. We set up our Aframe minimalistic style. Since there was plenty of shade and the flying bugs weren't too bad we left the Eazy Up awning packed away.
Here are the steps down to the cave, along the Ohio river:
Cave entrance, (some other tourists) and annoying graffiti. I don't understand why people feel they have the right to "tag" nature :
Tug and barge on the Ohio:
We are allowed 4 pics per post, so I'll start another.