River-to-River Trail Society hikes planned
The River-to-River Trail Society plans to offer two guided hikes on Saturday, Nov. 10.
These will be alternative hikes, offered on the same day. Both hikes are free and open to the public.
For both hikes, the trail society said that boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Hikers are advised to bring their own water and a snack, and to not bring dogs.
The longer and more challenging hike will cover about 5 to 6 miles on the Crest Trail, from the Tecumseh statue, across Eagle Mountain, by way of Cave Hill and Sunrise Rocks, to the Old Stone Face.
The trail society said this will be a hike of moderate difficulty, requiring some uphill hiking, and is intended for people in good health who have already done some hiking.
Hikers plan to meet at 10 a.m. at the Tecumseh statue at Glen O. Jones Lake at the Saline County Fish and Wildlife Area, about 8 miles southeast of Harrisburg, and about 3 miles southwest of Equality.
The alternative hike is intended for people who are looking for a less demanding hike through Giant City State Park near Makanda.
This will be a multi-trail hike of about 2 1/2 miles.Co-leaders will be a representative of the society and a member of the park’s staff.
Hikers plan to meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Giant City Visitor’s Center, which is located at 235 Giant City Rd. in Makanda.
For information about the hikes, or for directions, call 618-499-2337.