• The #GardenOfTheGods #ObservationTrail is only 1/4 mile long, but the beauty and variety of the #RockFormations you see have you slowing your pace to take pictures and everything around you in. All of the trail is well built from the native rock and perfectly sculpted into a level pathway that will last. You can climb on the rock formations and they have multiple #ScenicOverlooks from the rock cliffs themselves to wooden decks they built in a couple spots. Some of it is even #WheelchairAccessible.

    This area used to be an ancient shallow sea and after that was further carved out by the #Glaciers. Usually when you hear #Illinois #Chicago comes to mind and you wouldn't even think the state has something like this to offer. The whole Southern part of the state is worth checking out for the adventure minded individuals.

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    The #GardenOfTheGods #ObservationTrail is only 1/4 mile long, but the beauty and variety of the #RockFormations you see have you slowing your pace to take pictures and everything around you in. All of the trail is well built from the native rock and perfectly sculpted into a level pathway that will last. You can climb on the rock formations and they have multiple #ScenicOverlooks from the rock cliffs themselves to wooden decks they built in a couple spots. Some of it is even #WheelchairAccessible. This area used to be an ancient shallow sea and after that was further carved out by the #Glaciers. Usually when you hear #Illinois #Chicago comes to mind and you wouldn't even think the state has something like this to offer. The whole Southern part of the state is worth checking out for the adventure minded individuals. #SoMee #someeoriginals #originalcontent #photography #AweSoMee #RVing #roadtrippin #boondocking #hiking #trail #travel #myphoto #LandscapePhotography #nature #scenery #History #adventure #life #geology #GardenOfTheGodsWilderness #ShawneeNationalForest
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  • Here's what I woke up to after #hiking and #camping the #IndianPointTrail in the #GardenOfTheGodsWilderness. I shared the more colorful image yesterday showing the view after the fog had burned off a bit. Here's what it looked like with full on coverage. I was just in awe and sat their watching the whole event from beginning to full burn off. It's only when I'm on the trail that I truly feel free.

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    Here's what I woke up to after #hiking and #camping the #IndianPointTrail in the #GardenOfTheGodsWilderness. I shared the more colorful image yesterday showing the view after the fog had burned off a bit. Here's what it looked like with full on coverage. I was just in awe and sat their watching the whole event from beginning to full burn off. It's only when I'm on the trail that I truly feel free. #SoMee #someeoriginals #originalcontent #photography #AweSoMee #RVing #roadtrippin #boondocking #hiking #trail #travel #photography #myphoto #GardenOfTheGods #LandscapePhotography #nature #scenery #adventure #life #FallColorTour #Illinois #ShawneeNationalForest
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  • The year before last I went on a #FallColorTour out to the #GardenOfTheGods within the #ShawneeNationalForest in #Illinois. I've shared a couple photos from there, but not from my campsite. There are a few trails within this #WildernessArea, two with free hike-in #camping and one pay campground near the most popular trail, #ObersvationTrail itself. The latter is a short 1/4 mile loop that takes you through the #RockGarden.

    After checking out the Observation Trail and #hiking a bit of the much longer and more rugged #GardenOfTheGodsTrail, I headed to the #IndianPointTrail, because it was just a short distance from the overnight parking lot. It was also high in the #bluffs with magnificent #views, so a perfect spot.

    The camping is free on this trail as well. When I woke up this was my view right out my tent door. The area was actually fully enveloped in fog, so this photo is after it burned off a bit. I did get shots at different times while it was burning off, which I'll be sharing with you as well.

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    The year before last I went on a #FallColorTour out to the #GardenOfTheGods within the #ShawneeNationalForest in #Illinois. I've shared a couple photos from there, but not from my campsite. There are a few trails within this #WildernessArea, two with free hike-in #camping and one pay campground near the most popular trail, #ObersvationTrail itself. The latter is a short 1/4 mile loop that takes you through the #RockGarden. After checking out the Observation Trail and #hiking a bit of the much longer and more rugged #GardenOfTheGodsTrail, I headed to the #IndianPointTrail, because it was just a short distance from the overnight parking lot. It was also high in the #bluffs with magnificent #views, so a perfect spot. The camping is free on this trail as well. When I woke up this was my view right out my tent door. The area was actually fully enveloped in fog, so this photo is after it burned off a bit. I did get shots at different times while it was burning off, which I'll be sharing with you as well. #SoMee #someeoriginals #originalcontent #photography #AweSoMee #RVing #roadtrippin #boondocking #hiking #trail #travel #photography #myphoto #LandscapePhotography #nature #scenery #Nebraska #History #adventure #life #geology
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  • Yesterday I shared a sunset from the #Illinois version of the #GardenoftheGods. Here's one in the daylight, so you can see some of the sights. If you open the original photo the plaque is easily readable.

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    Yesterday I shared a sunset from the #Illinois version of the #GardenoftheGods. Here's one in the daylight, so you can see some of the sights. If you open the original photo the plaque is easily readable. #somee #someeoriginals #originalcontent #myphoto #ShawneeNationalForest #fallcolors #photography #travel #camping #hiking #adventure
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  • Did you know there are more than one #GardenoftheGods in America? Most know about the one in #ColoradoSpringsColorado, but few know that there's one in Southeastern #Illinois within the #ShawneeNationalForest as well. Both are just as majestic, but the one in Illinois is significantly smaller.

    I camped out for a couple days in the latter GoG and got some beautiful shots. Here's the #sunset I witnessed my first night there.

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    Did you know there are more than one #GardenoftheGods in America? Most know about the one in #ColoradoSpringsColorado, but few know that there's one in Southeastern #Illinois within the #ShawneeNationalForest as well. Both are just as majestic, but the one in Illinois is significantly smaller. I camped out for a couple days in the latter GoG and got some beautiful shots. Here's the #sunset I witnessed my first night there. #somee #someeoriginals #originalcontent #myphoto #hiking #camping #scenery #travel #adventure
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