Sunday, June 21, 2009

Northern Solstice

I started out at the parking garage in downtown Platine and followed the Bike Route to the biggest hill in town.

This is the view from the summit looking over Riemer Reseroir with some Schaumberg buildings on the horizon.

Looking back at the hill. If this hill isn't man made it could be the inspiration for the nameing of the town after Palatine Hill.

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I zipped by Peregrine Lake on my way to...

... Haper College.

The southside of Palatine is fairly hilly.

I rolled back past the Metra station and to my vehicle.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

West Northwest

I started out at Harper College again and headed West Northwest along Algonquin Road.

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These flowers were right on the border of Hoffman Estates.

I was looking for a route south of the bike path to explore Paul Douglas Forest Preserve. The vegetation was thick with a lot of wet spots.

Still no place to enter the park.

It was a warm one.

Paul Douglas will be better explored in the winter months. Too much undergrowth, too few paths.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Glacial Deposits

On Sunday, my lovely wife brought me to a surprise destination...

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Moraine Hills State Park.

This is a nice example of a small moraine next to Lake Defiance.

Nini standing among the kames.

Me with a young hominid attached to my back.

What a great hike!


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