Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sat, Jul 9, 2011 6:16 AM Central
Yellow Trail West
Ran:    8.45 miles
Time:  01:20:58 (hh:mm:ss)
Pace:  09:29 minutes/mile 
Temperature:  71°

Angelica, Maria, John, Andy, myself and Daisey today on the Yellow Trail.

Interesting article from "25 Best Trail Running Destinations in the U.S.". The Swallow CLiffs and Country Lane trails are in the list! We are lucky to have access to these trails all year long!

Palos/Sag Valley Trail Systems
Palos Park, Illinois
A hidden gem on the outskirts of Chicago, these adjacent forest preserve parks offer more than 30 miles of dirt trails through thick deciduous forests and deep ravines, past wetland lakes and marshes, and across wide-open meadows. Among the best routes are the hilly 12-mile Maple Lake loop and the nearby 6-mile Swallow Cliff Woods loop, which encircles a series of morainal hills created by retreating glaciers 12,000 years ago. The Chicago area is known for its network of flat, crushed gravel rail trails (including the 61-mile Illinois Prairie Path and 31-mile Des Plaines River Trail), but the rolling single-track trails in Palos are carved out of a secluded natural setting that belies the trails' close proximity to the bustling city and suburbs.

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