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    forest glen,(inspired by grizz)

    trail was beautiful, weather was 60's and green was a bloomin everywhere! hike was strenous for a beginner, probably for experienced would rate moderate to strenous? 11 miles restricted camping at 3.5 and 7.5 miles.. staff was polite and helpful..really couldnt ask for much more to get you going.. some really great ravines and view of the Vermillion River
    Forest Glen Preserve in Vermillion county Illinois
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    Natural wonders

    Beautiful pics. Looks like a great hike. Thanks for sharing!
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    glad you liked it. Did you camp at either of the back-country sites? Only down-side is no potable water.
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    No potable water! I filtered from the creek at the bottom of the second campsites. Am I going to die? Glad you had a good time. Its the best packing i have found close to Chicago. Nice weekend loop at a leasure hike or overnighter. Just have to get registered early or they sort of frown on it. Cant see why I have never seen anyone else spend the night when i was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oms View Post
    No potable water! I filtered from the creek at the bottom of the second campsites. Am I going to die? Glad you had a good time. Its the best packing i have found close to Chicago. Nice weekend loop at a leasure hike or overnighter. Just have to get registered early or they sort of frown on it. Cant see why I have never seen anyone else spend the night when i was there.
    Hi Oms! I am lucky to be just a 45 minute drive from the place.
    On the water, yes there are streams through there and one just down from Group Camp...but all those fields around the Preserve...loaded with chemical fertilizer...runoff possibilities...no, I'll take my water from a well there, thank you!
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    Hi grizz sorry for the delay, I did camp at the east camp. did the 7.5 first day and stayed up on the ridge.. first backpacking trip actually.. got my water from the stream down below the ridge, filtered with katadyn pro hiker, and boiled.. i seemed to be real thirsty lol once again thanks!
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