Thank you Trails for Illinois member Jon Voelz of Vienna, Illinois for the photo. The irony here is that 350 miles north at Trails for Illinois State Headquarters, we’ve yet to have snow on the ground.
Ski it while you got it, Tunnel Hill fans! If you’ve got snow on your trail, send us a picture. Have a great weekend everyone!
Read this, particularly Day 3, and I dare you to tell me three things:
- You’d never climb a trestle to get close-up video of an Illinois coal train
- You don’t want to ride or run the Tunnel Hill State Trail in Southwest Illinois
- You think Illinois does a fine job inviting the world to visit our trails and the communities they connect
Bruce Gunn’s photo-rich journal of his tour (that’s Bruce above) with riding companion John Voelz is just flat out good travel reading, humorous, informative, enjoyable. We want Trails for Illinois to be a home for stories like this. The website we’re building—have been building—offers journals and photo galleries to trail users like Bruce, and some really slick map stuff. We all have amazing trail experiences to share—they’ll be powerful invitations for the world to come share them with us.
crazyguyonabike.com, where Bruce’s story lives with dozens more, certainly gets a link. Maybe a place of honor.
Day 3 is Tunnel Hill State Trail and “Hey, there’s a train coming” day.