Hiking with Shawn – Shawnee National Forest
Learn about everything Shawnee National Forest and Southern Illinois State Parks on this official Hiking with Shawn website. Find trail guides, blogs, top 10s, gear reviews, and updated conditions for the Shawnee here on Hiking with Shawn. The Shawnee National Forest is a nearly 280,000-acre National Forest located in Southern Illinois.
Hiking with Shawn is an outdoor recreation brand that promotes hiking, biking, and outdoor use centering around the Shawnee National Forest, Southern Illinois state parks, and beyond. This brand was founded by Southern Illinois native and avid outdoorsman Shawn Gossman. Shawn is also a licensed and permitted hiking guide offering guide services in the Shawnee National Forest.
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How To Pack for a Long Distance Hike: Essential Tips & Tricks
How To Pack for a Long Distance Hike: Essential Tips & TricksImage Source If your dream is to take an epic journey through the great outdoors, then you've come to the right place. Long-distance hiking is one of the most satisfying and rewarding ways to explore the...
How to be an Ultralight Hiker
How to be an Ultralight HikerDo you want to be an ultralight hiker? Do you even know what ultralight hiking is? Ultralight hiking can be summed up as hiking with the least amount of gear possible and only taking what you really need rather than what you might need....
Waterfall Safety Tips for Hikers and Backpackers
Waterfall Safety Tips for Hikers and BackpackersInstead of just throwing out a couple of waterfall safety tips, I wanted to create this guide for you to consume. Where I come from, the Shawnee National Forest, we’ve had our fair share of severe injuries and even...
What to Wear Hiking: Your Complete Guide
What to Wear Hiking: Your Complete GuideDo you want to know what to wear hiking? You shouldn't wear your everyday clothes on a hiking trip. It could result in a bad trip. You wouldn't think about that until it was too late. But the right clothes to wear hiking is an...
No More Daily Blogs
No More Daily BlogsHowdy folks! Daily blogging is doable, but it requires more allocation of time and resources. I’ve ultimately decided not to do daily blogs anymore. But never fear – I still plan to blog on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. That’s still more than I...
Please Take My Guided Hiking Services Survey
Please Take My Guided Hiking Services SurveyI’m entertaining the idea of going full-time as a hiking guide for the Shawnee National Forest and state parks. Right now, I do it on the weekends. I’m interested in what you, my followers, and my friends think about this...
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