Car pool starts at Murphysboro Ranger Station, Shawnee National Forest, 12:30 or 1:15 Alto Pass pavilion. Hike is at Trail of Tears State Forest, Jonesboro.
As ticks season seems to start by early May, this outing will walk along the North Forest Road and enjoy 600 ft. views over the valleys with each turn. A presentation on the history of the forest will be provided. Distance traveled will be a group decision.
RSVP to Bob Tyson at 684-5643. More info on this area at http://shawneegroup.blogspot.com
Trail of Tear State Forest, Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources