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Primitive Camping in the Shawnee National Forest

24 May 2020, 11:41 pm / By : singlemomadventurer

When considering Illinois as a primitive camping destination, some out-of-staters may picture flat prairielands and wonder, “where’s the adventure in that?” As someone who grew up near the Shawnee National Forest, I can tell you that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The forest boasts cany…

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Panther Den Wilderness

15 May 2020, 2:31 pm / By : singlemomadventurer

Need a break from your News Feed? Although the Panther Den Wilderness is the smallest wilderness in Illinois, there is more than enough nature to leave the modern world behind for a weekend. And there’s good news: you (probably) don’t have to worry about large predatory cats. There are no roads …

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Introduction

15 December 2019, 4:57 pm / By : singlemomadventurer

Does the idea of getting out and experiencing nature sound amazing and a little scary? It did to me when I first started heading out into the woods on my own. That reckless abandonment and curiosity I had as a child had been buried deep inside. As an adult I had fears of getting lost […]

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Hiking Havasupai

8 March 2017, 6:54 am / By : singlemomadventurer

Every time I go on an adventure, I come home with a new perspective. My trip to Havasupai was no exception. For those unfamiliar with Havasupai Falls, it is located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in the Supai Indian Reservation. The only ways to get there are on foot, horse or helicopter. What [&…

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