The Art of Exploration · a diary of day trips, natural places, and miscellaneous adventures

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 in Illinois
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

On my way home from St. Louis, I decided to swing by Springfield, Illinois to visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

The Cook House is a two-story wood frame Greek Revival home that has clapboard siding, cornerboards, gables, a dormer, a side porch and a hip roof.
The DuBois House
The Lyon House

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Assortment

The Gathering Storm
The Gathering Storm
Today I went for a quick lap around the Eagle Wind Trail at Rabbit Mountain. At the beginning of my hike, I noticed the storm clouds building over Boulder but thought little of it.
Calypso Cascades
Calypso Cascades
My gear selection and backpack loading is improving with each little adventure I embark upon. This weekend I discovered that, in some ways, I’ve become rather efficient at packing for a hike.
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.