River to River Trail hike topic of program

The challenges of a thru-hike on the River to River Trail in Southern Illinois will be the topic of a talk which is planned Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, at Giant City State Park near Makanda.

The free talk is set for 2 p.m. in the visitors center at the park.

The presentation will be given by Chris Benda. In December, Benda hiked the River to River Trail from Elizabethtown on the Ohio River to Grand Tower  on the Mississippi River.Benda blogged about his hike as he made the journey.

On Sunday, Benda will talk about the challenges of the hike. He also plans to talk about the ecology of the land and plants that he observed along the trail.

For more information about the event, contact the visitors center at 618-457-4836.

The Gazette-Democrat

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