Starved Rock Lodge
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We woke early to the sound of birds, which was really nice. After a pancake breakfast we picked up a trail map and decided to get off exploring.
We had a quick breakfast and, as it was sunny, were itching to get out walking. Our route was:
Aurora Canyon, Sac Canyon, Kickapoo Canyon, St …
Tuesday 28/10/08 Into Illinois
As this was our day to move on we collected our bags and made our way to the airport car hire. Steve had done a deal earlier with them so we decided to put only him on as driver to keep down insurance coats. Then we set out of Chicago into the Illinois countryside and on our way to Starved Rock. At …
... We drove off to the Brickyard Mall where we arranged for wireless/cell phone service thru T-Mobile and picked up groceries at Jewel Osco (weird name, but just like a Costco). You would NOT believe the booze prices. A 60-pounder of Smirnoff was $17.99 (read that Aiden). We popped into Starbucks, had our coffees and figured out how far we should drive on day one. We went with a sound plan of a short distance and have arrived at ...
Headed off by 6am and enjoyed the first couple of hours, not
as hard as everyone made out but then things worsened – the path got steeper,
rockier, with more big steps and the top looked quite close but I seemed to get
no closer – very demoralising and made me wish I had accepted the passing muleteer’s
offer of 30s for the 2 hours to the top.
There was pretty ...
... We'll be traveling with them after our advance work ends around October 10th and once we find out if we've been hired onto the show, we can figure out what we're doing this winter. Yikes! I know I'll be working in Michigan in November & December, but not sure what's happening after that...thinking about it too long sends me into a bit of a panic, but we know we're on the right path, so we're just trusting that doors will open when they need to open. We'll keep walking through them...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsStarved Rock Lodge Utica
Lovely cabins, super rooms. Amazing view from window. Lovely food (though portions were so large we ordered 1 person's meal for both of us)
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