The first two were taken January 1, 2010. For several years I have taken a hike on January 1. I considered not going for the Jan. 1, 2010 hike, because the temperature was in the single digits with wind, but went ahead with a shorter hike and stayed within about 1/4 mile of my truck.
Frozen sand ripples from when the river was higher.
Great Blue Heron tracks frozen into the sand along the river bank.
March 20, 2007 - Initials carved into a tree from 1962
March 10, 2007 - Large chunks of ice from the river.
From Jan. 18, 2009 - Two pictures taken at the edge of the ice. I layed down on the ice to get the first picture.
Jan. 20, 2007 - A neat piece of ice that was hanging from a tree branch.
Jan. 20, 2007 - Globules of hanging ice
March 25, 2007 - Early spring flowers in the woods......I do not know the species..if you do...please let me know.
March 1, 2009 - The Aches acros the Big Vermilion River, just west of Danville, Illinois
February 2007 - My heavy duty winter mittens and one of my favorite knives.
The suspension bridge across the Salt Fork River. This is located at Camp Drake Boy Scout Camp, near Catlin, Illinois. The boys love to get someone in the middle of the bridge at starit it swinging and swaying!