Wednesday, August 14

Camp Ondessonk Weekend

Carol Klinger, a leader with Piasa Palisades Group of Sierra Club, is leading a weekend outing at Camp Ondessonk in Shawnee National Forest, November 1-3, 2013.  Participants will stay in the "dorms", which have heat and electricity, and are located directly off of the parking lot.  You will have access to showers and a fire pit.  Cost is $11.50 per person per night.  Meals are on your own.  There will be optional exploratory hikes in Shawnee Forest, which is adjacent to Camp Ondessonk.   For more information, contact Carol Klinger at or call 618-288-5630.

Thursday, August 1

Memorial Service for Bob Tyson, Shawnee Group Outings Chair, is set for this Saturday, August 3rd, at 1:30 PM at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 515 Orchard Drive in Carbondale, IL.  Shawnee Group ExCom is discussing a fitting memorial for Bob - possibly a sign at a trailhead.  We also will devote any memorial donations to train new outings leaders for Shawnee Group Sierra Club.  Of course, Bob cannot be replaced.  He was a great hiking companion and a tireless volunteer who helped many people enjoy the outdoors.  Direct any questions or concerns to Barb at or 618-529-4824.