Hampton Inn Ottawa Starved Rock Area

4115 Holiday Lane, Ottawa, Illinois, 61350, United States | 2 star hotel
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Hitting the ground running....

A travel blog entry by sv-hawkswood on Oct 21, 2009

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Well, actually it was while we were anchoring but long story short, on day 3, yes, we grounded the boat on a mud bank while seeking an anchorage behind an island. It took nearly an hour and the help of two of our anchors, our engine, and some very kind people in their speed boat to haul ourselves into deeper water. Very exciting indeed. We'd currently placing the blame entirely upon our depth sounder which we discovered was improperly ...

Return

A travel blog entry by chaletaria on Nov 01, 2008

... Mound is the largest North American pre-Columbian structure. The Mississippian Culture vanished c1500 AD, possibly due to dwindling resources and a period of inter-tribal warfare followed (the earliest Spanish explorers did meet Mississippians in the Carolinas area, but they were long gone in Illinois by the time Europeans arrived, even though it appears to have been an area of strength. The area was subsequently occupied by the ...

Radium City; Underground Railroad

A travel blog entry by chaletaria on Oct 31, 2008

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... style. It became and remains one of the most expensive and ornate villas in the area. We popped inside for a look but there was still a lot of restoration going on, so it was less interesting than we thought.

A note on Ottawa:

Ottawa (LaSalle County) was a charming medium sized typical Illinois town. It is where the smaller Fox River meets the Illinois River. Its name means “trade” in Algonquin (adawe) as spoken by the ...

Snakes!

A travel blog entry by chaletaria on Oct 30, 2008

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Trail:
After a long lunch we headed back to the park for an afternoon walk around Hidden Canyon. Owl Canyon, Hidden Canyon, Hennepin Overlook & Canyon, Council Overhang, Ottawa Canyon, return & branch to Kaskaskia Canyon, then return.


We parked half way along the river. It was a lovely walk along the river, looking back to Lovers Leap and the dam, then we branched inland along the ...

Starved Rock

A travel blog entry by chaletaria on Oct 29, 2008

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... the Starved Rock section and many islands, as it is quite slow here. Starved Rock is geologically a sandstone butte, hence the numerous canyons, waterfalls, small rivers etc. It is, uniquely in an otherwise flat area, covered with valleys and hills, which were caused by a catastrophic flood around 18-14,000 years ago, The Kankakee Torrent. This was probably caused by a huge breach of a glacial river, which ripped through this area, carving out its ...

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