Two weekends ago, my mom and I hiked the 3.5 mile Round House Loop at Rockwoods Range Conservation Area in 16 degrees and flurries. Instead of bactracking the Fox Creek Spur, we bushwacked down a steep hill and hiked the Green Rock Trails last mile. For a reward, we got to see some great little waterfalls.
On Super Bowl Sunday, my mom and I continued our tradition of hiking the River Scene Trail in Castlewood. It was snowy just like last year, but we got sunny blue skies this year. When we got back to our house, we had a surprise in the backyard. A Cooper's Hawk killed and ate a pigeon in our backyard.
This past Friday, my parents and I drove out and camped at Pere Marquette State Park. Today, we hiked 6.75 miles on beautiful trails high above the Illinois River.