Des Plaines River Trail 4

The water was still and smooth this day, not much wind

The water was still and smooth this day, not much wind

The day after we walked McDonald Woods last year, we decided to take a jaunt down a portion of the Des Plaines River Trail that I hadn’t been on (the hubby has been down nearly the whole thing, either by walking or biking-overachiever!).

We started from Half Day Forest Preserve in Libertyville and headed south. The first part was nice, forested and cool, and actually by the river. It was all nice until we reached the point that is basically the center of Lincolnshire, where Routes 22, 21, and 45 all come together.

At this point, the trail becomes less of a river trail and more of a path through town. It winds its way along a golf course, expensive homes, and the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort.

There was a large resort room we could see being set up for a wedding reception, and we joked that we could wait in our scummy, sweaty hiking clothes and mess with their view outside the floor-to-ceiling windows, getting into the background of the photes, etc.

So, basically, there wasn’t a lot to see on the couple of miles we walked, but I did get some shots.

Sometimes even a simple wildflower can hide a little surprise!

Sometimes even a simple wildflower can hide a little surprise!

There's just something about water reflections...

There’s just something about water reflections…

I think that this is a pea plant, but I could be wrong

I think that this is a pea plant, but I could be wrong

I couldn't quite capture what I wanted here, a contrast  between the tall dark trees and the waving shorter grasses to the front

I couldn’t quite capture what I wanted here, a contrast between the tall dark trees and the waving shorter grasses to the front

Tomorrow, the wildlife I did actually see!

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