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Pleasant Valley Conservation Area

Sunday, April 15th, 2007 in Illinois
Pleasant Valley Conservation Area
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Assortment

Bear Lake Corridor
Bear Lake Corridor
The weather forecaset was perfect today so I just had to take the day off. I’ve not been to Bear Lake in a while so I thought I’d hike the trails in that area today.
Emerald Lake Overlook
Emerald Lake Overlook
Somehow, I got it into my head that it would be a good idea to hike the Flattop Mountain Trail today. The forecast was superb, mild temperatures, gentle winds, and plenty of sunshine.
Kapalua Views
Kapalua Views
This is shaping up to be the oddest trip we’ve had to Hawaii. The rubbery leaves slap against one another in the breeze.