Vulture1957 - 88° 58.873 Starved Rock State Park, Illinois USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957
N 41° 19.024 W 088° 58.873
16T E 334173 N 4575848
Quick Description: Wildcat Canyon and the Bluff Creek Trail in the Starved Rock State Park, Oglesby, Illinois. Photographed by Cldisme. The longitude goes thru many states, but I chose the state I grew up in to find someone to help me with this waymark.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 2/24/2018 8:55:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMXTFZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Shorelander
Views: 15

Long Description:
I had the choice of Mississippi, Tennessee, Illinois and Wisconsin for locations on this longitude, and decided to go with my home state of Illinois. I grew up in NE Illinois, between Chicago and Milwaukee Wisconsin, so I looked at the map to see if there was any good possible locations I could find. Starved Rock State Park looked VERY promising, and only 108 miles away from my hometown of Mundelein.

I had contacted Cldisme (Colin) once before to try for the International Space Station Sighting category, but couldn't work out a good date to work that one. So I re-contacted him to see if he would be interested in this. Boy, I had to really twist his arm to get him to do some waymarking in a state park close to his home (he was as interested as I was!) But we did decide to wait a bit for the weather to get better (parks look better and it's nicer to wander doing waymarking when the temps are above freezing.)

Colin got a chance to make the trip at the end of February and found a couple of very nice areas of the park with the proper coordinates, Wildcat Canyon, Bluff and River Trails.

Who took the photo of your converted name?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
A photograph is required of your GPS receiver clearly showing the coordinates and the place.

A photo showing the area would be a great addition to the waymark gallery.

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cldisme visited Vulture1957 - 88° 58.873 Starved Rock State Park, Illinois USA 2/24/2018 cldisme visited it