The Long Walk, Part 1

The hubby always jokes about, “Let’s walk from the border home!” That is 10 miles on the Des Plaines River Trail, one mile home.

Or “Let’s walk to Lake-Cook Road!” (16 miles on the Trail).

Or “Let’s walk the whole thing!”

Crazy man.

Starting out, we thought we would get wet. Didn't.

Starting out, we thought we would get wet. Didn’t.

But July 14, 2012, I finally decided I could physically handle walking a long distance one way.

We had my son drop us off at Wadsworth Road, and headed south. We figured it would be about six miles total, with the last mile going through town.

Fortunately, it was partly cloudy that day. That kept the heat down. I can’t recall if it actually rained at all, but if it did, it was just sprinkles. We were still in a drought, and the landscape was really showing it.

Still, wildlife was around!

A wood duck family was swimming around the shallow water

A wood duck family was swimming around the shallow water

The first part of the Trail from this point heads south through Sedge Meadow, an open area of what is usually wetlands and grasslands.

This is usually a pond

This is usually a pond

I did see a great blue heron off on the far side of a mud flat that used to be a larger pond but it flew off before I could get a good shot.

To be continued…

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3 thoughts on “The Long Walk, Part 1

  1. Pingback: The Long Walk, Part 2 | Images of Lake County

  2. This is a good time of year for long walks. I take many without intending to: with all there is to see, a short walk becomes long. . . . no power walking for me!

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