This year is the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act. The eight wilderness areas in southern Illinois in Shawnee National Forest, seven, and Crab Orchard NWR, one, were designated by an act of Congress in 1990.
Hike Bald Knob Wilderness of Shawnee National Forest in Union County west of State Route 127.
Call to register and get information on the trail, on time and where to meet. Because the designation of Wilderness limits group size, call before April 21.
Dress for weather, moderate hike, wear sturdy shoes. Bring water and a lunch.
Sponsored by Shawnee Chapter of Illinois Sierra Club.