Friday, August 28, 2015

Postlogue


Waiting for the last train in Joliet to Chicago. It's a little funny that I carried this reserve bag of trail mix for the entire trip.

What can I say? It's important to do, not just dream, we learn best by doing and I can hardly wait to do it again!

Eastward on the I & M Pt.5 - Finishing...


A bane of my fender mudguard. I couldn't help but think of "cow catchers" on trains. My home made mudguard turned out to be rather good at picking up dead leaves and twigs that made annoying squeeling noises that only ceased when I halted and let the debris fall out...


Dissection of another washout...


Modern wooden bridge, very soaked in a creosote- like preservative...


Curses...this broken bridge required a proper and annoying detour...


The near water is the water if the canal being carried through an aquaduct. The far bridge is a train trestle.  Below the far bridge is the creek the canal travels over.




Sumac. Makes a rich vitamin C tea...


Wide expanse of the Illinois River


Our passions are us- do not reset to default...







Eastward on the I & M Pt.4 Washout!


Step One


Step Two


Step Three


Step Four. Voila!



Eastward on the I & M Pt.3 - Through Marseille and Seneca!




















Eastward on the I & M Pt.2 - Through Ottawa









Eastward on the I & M Pt.1













The Start of the Illinois and Michigan Canal!


The canal waters go further west, but the actual path starts/ends further east.


Looking east...



Very exciting!