Monday, September 16

Camp Ondessonk Weekend in the Shawnee Forest of Southern Illinois

Join Piasa Palisades Group Sierrans for a weekend at Camp Ondessonk
November 1-3, 2013

The Piasa Palisades Group invites you to join them for a Camp Ondessonk getaway. Camp Ondessonk, located in Johnson County in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest, offers access to beautiful trails with dramatic sandstone bluffs. It is also close to many other favorite places in the Shawnee including Bell Smith Springs, Jackson Hollow and Burden Falls.

Piasa Palisades Group will be staying in the “dorms,” which have heat and electricity, access to bathrooms with showers, and a fire pit.

The cost is $11.50 per person per night. Meals on your own. Optional exploratory hikes.

Some have expressed an interest in staying in St Noel. That is $100 per night per room plus $25 per night for every extra person over four.

For more information, contact Carol Klinger at or call 618-288-5630.

Saturday, September 7

Fall Weekend Get-away Hikes

Fall Weekend Get Away Hikes in Shawnee National Forest Date: Friday, October 11, 2013 to Sunday, October 13, 2013 Presented by: River Prairie Group Leader: Jan Bradford - 847-455-2947 Level: Moderate (advanced beginner) Location: Murphysboro, IL 62966, USA Come join us for a hike in the LaRue Pine Hills bluffs and the snake migration road that is closed every spring and fall on Satur-day and Little Grand Canyon hike on Sun-day. Elevation on this hike is around 400' so hikers must be in good physical condition. On both days naturalist Ed Max will be with us to identify plants and trees that are unique to this area. This is a lodge based weekend you won't want to miss. Leader Jan Bradford and Naturalist Ed Max. Limit 10-20 cost will be around $160 for two nights lodging and fees. We will go out Saturday night for a group supper together. Contact Jan Bradford at 847-455-2947 NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO HIKE WITHOUT LODGING COST IS $3 PER DAY - All are welcome for the group supper Saturday night. Please contact leader.