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Friday, March 1st, 2024

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Friday, March 1st, 2024

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Winter hiking: navigating the chills with confidence

For an Illinois hiker who is well-prepared for the conditions, winter hiking can serve as an exploration of sites that offer features quite different from summer. (Photo courtesy of Starved Rock Lodge)
As I write this, our part of southern Illinois is under severe winter weather: sub-zero temps and dangerous windchills. It’s weather none of us should consider hiking in; it just isn’t prudent. But in a few days, things will normalize, and we’ll return to less dangerous “normal” winter conditions. I’ve always enjoyed winter hiking – no bugs, no sweat, and a much different landscape.
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