Southern Illinois Outdoors is the new forum in town.

Social media isn’t for everyone, and I understand that. Before social media, there were discussion forum communities. These communities had better privacy controls, were more specific to the topics you enjoy, and felt easier to be a part of the community.

I miss that feeling.

While I am active on social media, sometimes it feels like I miss much of what my fans and followers say. And I hate that!

So I created Southern Illinois Outdoors.

Southern Illinois Outdoors

Southern Illinois Outdoors is a discussion forum community made for southern Illinois hikers, cyclists, kayakers, canoers, equestrians, and more. There is a community for every outdoorsman and outdoorswoman in southern Illinois on the forum.

The forum respects your privacy. It won’t show ads that spy on you. It doesn’t have some crazy algorithm choosing what it wants you to see. And it’s all focused on southern Illinois outdoors.

Best of all, the forum is free and will always be free. There is no catch. It’s free.

I own the forum, and I want to make it huge.

So, help me out by joining the forum today!

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Shawn Gossman

Shawn Gossman

Founder, Hiking with Shawn

Howdy folks! My name is Shawn Gossman and I founded Hiking with Shawn. I’m an avid hiker, cyclist and outdoorsman here in the Shawnee National Forest. I was born and raised in Southern Illinois and never want to leave. Click here to learn more about Shawn Gossman

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