Exploring Southern Illinois

Sunday, November 4, 2007

After spending all day Saturday exploring Shawnee National Forest, Amanda and I drove down to Cairo so that we could visit Illinois’ most Southern point and the confluence of the Ohio River and Mississippi River. There’s a nice park located right there.

Entering Cairo
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Here, you can see where we parked on my GPS…..right at the southern-most tip of Illinois
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Here’s a picture from the top of the lookout tower they built there. There was also a sun dial and some plaques around the area.
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Going by
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Here you can see the ripples in the water where the two rivers meet. It’s amazing how fast they were both moving.
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Right at the tip
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When we left the park, we took some backroads back to Carbondale though Shawnee National Forest again before heading home.

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