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Shawnee National Forest Hiking Guide for Beginners Shawnee National Forest Hiking might sound intimidating to you and that the task may not be as easy as you'd like it to be, but the truth is, Shawnee National Forest hiking and outdoor...read more
Panther Den Wilderness Loop Hiking Trail With Two Bobs Adventures (Photo by Shawn Gossman, Hiking with Shawn) Panther Den Wilderness Loop Hiking Trail is a trail that all locals and visitors alike should check out at least once during their...read more
5 Shawnee National Forest Hikes without the Crowds Here are 5 Shawnee National Forest Hikes that you can go on without having to deal with a lot of tourists. At many popular Shawnee National Forest Hikes, there are usually a lot of people also...read more
Shawnee National Forest Sand Cave Hike Shawnee National Forest Sand Cave is not only a good hike but the Shawnee National Forest Sand Cave has its roots dug into a historical time when the lives of men, women and children depended on the...read more
Hiking & Extreme Heat Lessons Learned at Cache River State Natural Area Tupelo Swamp (Cache River State Natural Area). Photo taken in 2018 by Shawn J. Gossman. A few weekends ago, I did my annual bike to the Heron Pond Trail-Head and hike to...read more
LaRue Pine Hills Snake Road Making the Shawnee More Unique than Other National Forests LaRue Pine Hills Snake Road is a Forest Service Road located in the Shawnee National Forest that is famous for sighting of snakes, reptiles and amphibians...read more
LaRue Pine Hills Snake Road Guide For those interested in visiting Snake Road in Southern Illinois LaRue Pine Hills Snake Road Guide LaRue Pine Hills Snake Road is a very unique forest road that is a part of the National Forest system of the...read more
Shawnee National Forest Trail 049 Trail 049 Directions When traveling from Marion, Illinois, you can follow these instructions on Google Maps to get to the East Trigg Trailhead parking lot. The parking lot is on the west side of the road and it...read more
Bulge Hole Waterfall Trail... There isn't enough space on this blog post to write everything I could about the Bulge Hole Waterfall Trail, even if I tried my best. The trail is absolutely amazing, unlike any other waterfall location I have been to in the...read more
Hiking Indian Kitchen... Nestled deep within the Shawnee National Forest's Lusk Creek Wilderness is a unique natural area known as Indian Kitchen. Indian Kitchen is a gem to local and tourists alike. Natural Areas are managed and maintained by the Illinois...read more
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