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Hiking with Shawn Blog: Latest Posts

The latest posts from Hiking with Shawn!

Snake Road Survey

Snake Road Survey

Snake Road SurveyPlease take this Snake Road Survey. This survey is mainly meant for southern Illinois locals. This is for everyone in southern Illinois to determine their perception of Snake Road. Take the Snake Road Survey, whether you’re for or against it. Take the...

Keeping Public Land Secret

Keeping Public Land Secret

Keeping Public Land SecretThe entire phrase “Keeping Public Land Secret” all on its own brings about mystery, curiosity, and even anger. What is this secret land you tell me about? How do I find out more? How dare you keep land secret from me! Some people do not like...

How To Plan An E-bike Camping Trip

How To Plan An E-bike Camping Trip

How To Plan An E-bike Camping TripCamping is considered one of the perfect ways to spend time with nature either alone or with friends and family. The closer you get to nature, the more lively you feel. However, to reach the camping spots, people usually prefer cars...

What Do You Want To See Next?

What Do You Want To See Next?

What Do You Want To See Next?What do you think about this blog? What articles does it lack? What do you want me to write about? Do you want me to keep writing every day? Please leave me a comment and let me know how I can improve this blog. I’m all ears (or eyes since...

Hammock versus Tent: Which one is Better?

Hammock versus Tent: Which one is Better?

Hammock versus Tent: Which one is Better?Let’s discuss the hammock versus tent debate and see which is better. This article shows the pros and cons of sleeping in a hammock. You’ll also see the pros and cons of sleeping in a tent. After reading the hammock versus tent...

Hiking with Shawn Trail Guides

Free and detailed trail guides for navigating the Shawnee National Forest, State Parks, and Beyond!

Hiking with Shawn Gear Reviews

Check out my hiking, biking, and outdoor recreation related gear reviews.

Oboz Waterproof Hiking Boots Review

Oboz Waterproof Hiking Boots Review

Oboz Waterproof Hiking Boots ReviewSince I’ve recently purchased my second pair of Oboz waterproof hiking boots, I figured that was a good time to create a review for it. I’ve used these new Oboz Mid Bridger waterproof hiking boots for a few months and those before...

MPG Cycling Shorts Review

MPG Cycling Shorts Review

MPG Cycling Shorts ReviewYes, I am a Cyclist... I've been an adult cyclist since 2012 after realizing that I was 300 pounds of fat and laziness. I would become out of breath bending down to tie my own shoes - no joke! So I got a bicycle and started riding every other...

Hiking with Shawn Blog Posts

My latest posts about the Shawnee National Forest, state parks, and beyond!

Best Shawnee Forest Biking Locations

Best Shawnee Forest Biking Locations

  Best Shawnee Forest Biking LocationsAre you searching for the best Shawnee Forest biking locations? Look no further. The Shawnee National Forest is a great cycling destination for all sorts of biker riders. Whether you’re into shredding down mountain bike...

5 Hiking Mistakes You Shouldn’t Be Making

5 Hiking Mistakes You Shouldn’t Be Making

5 Hiking Mistakes You Shouldn’t Be MakingHiking mistakes happen. Like any mistake, there are mistakes in everything. But we should try our best to avoid mistakes whenever possible. The same goes for the mistakes we make during our hiking adventures. It’s easy to make...

8 Rules of Hiking Etiquette

8 Rules of Hiking Etiquette

  8 Rules of Hiking EtiquetteDo you use hiking etiquette when enjoying the trails? Hiking etiquette isn’t there to ruin your fun. It’s not there to interfere with your right to public land. It isn’t there to boss you around and make you feel controlled. Etiquette...

Hiking with Shawn Patreon Posts

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Write for the Hiking with Shawn Blog

I’m always looking for one-time guest bloggers as well as reoccurring guest bloggers. If you’re interested in writing outdoor-related articles for my blog, then I am interested in you. While I will allow you to have a link to a related websites (outdoor related), I don’t allow affiliate links or posts that are commercial in nature from guest bloggers. If you’re just looking for do-follow links, you should definitely look somewhere else. I’m looking for articles about Shawnee National Forest, southern Illinois state parks, local events related to the outdoors, state outdoor topics, and general hiking/biking/outdoor articles. If you’re interesting in writing for my blog on a one-time or regular basis, please Contact Me Today!

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