Kennekuk Park Revisted

When Illinois gives you a 50F sunny afternoon in January, it best to take advantage of it

Parked at the Visitor Center and rode most of the roads and alcoves north of there


Diamond Back got the call to duty today

Riding into Hickory Hollow

View of the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River valley

Attempt at a Suzanne like photo

And another

Horseshoe Pond

A 7 mile hiking trail can be accessed here


At Bunker Hill Historic Area

Neff Grocery;  Gasoline, Beer, Ice, Bread, Milk, MiniMart and all night video tape rental

(maybe not that last item)  😉

Herb Garden

One room school house

Moved here from near Newtown, IL

“Don’t make me come back there!”

Vermilion Chapel available for weddings — 2 hour time limit – ???

(L&D may be interested, we will get to them in a little while)

Water source with dual Garceau in the background

Continuing North

Mallard Point sans any ducks

Lake Mingo from Mallard Point

Another View

Researching Bats Lake Mingo

Rolled on to Rotary Point

Observation Walkway


That wood is beginning to splinter  😉

Views From L&D’s Spot

Oak Leaves

Boat Ramp to the Middle Fork

View South

View North

Steep slopes aren’t hills, they are valley walls

Much more downcutting here as the Middle Fork approaches the Vermilion River whose base level of erosion is the Wabash

Back to the Edge and home — very nice way to spend an afternoon in January

10 response to "Kennekuk Park Revisted"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: January 10, 2023

    You got in a lot of area on your special “sun” day ;’-). One thing about riding alone is that you get plenty of opportunity to stop at your whim to take a photo! There were several photos I would have taken on this my “sun” day had I not been riding with someone else. That’s all ok though as I use challenges and photo taking as a focus for a ride. When I am fortunate enough to have a riding buddy that is all I need and all I do.

    Seems we are both having some excellent weather at the moment even it might be fleeting. Nice ride and photos you have shared Rich.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 10, 2023

      Thanks Nancy, this time of year we gotta take what we can get. 🙂

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: January 11, 2023

    Looks like you made the most of your sunny day! Lots of interesting things to look at – and a sunburst!

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 11, 2023

      You are an inspiration! 🙂

  3. By: BobinVT Posted: January 12, 2023

    Looks like a great outing, in January no less! As I type this, I’m watching the snow fall outside my window.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 12, 2023

      Not much wintery precip so far . . . . .
      Wind and cold, lots of that.
      The sun is slowwwwwwly working its way back north. 🙂

      Q for you and Bill and anyone else — how often do you overhaul (as in re-lube hubs and BB etc?

      • By: BobinVT Posted: January 13, 2023

        Well, I’m not actually much of a bike mechanic. I lube chains, replace tires, adjust brakes and shifters, replace parts like pedals or saddles, etc. Other than that, I try to get each bike into a bike shop once a year and tell them to do whatever it needs.

      • By: Bill Stone Posted: January 13, 2023

        I’m with Bob. I’m not totally useless — I do all the basic maintenance stuff — but my “main” bike (currently the Ogre) goes into the shop once a year for full professional treatment.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 12, 2023

      KInd of in the January Thaw right now, but, that was an excellent day.

      Some of the photos look like I was in Bavaria.

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