MAY 22 – WALK WITH THE SAINT LOUIS WALKERS, THE GATEWAY MILERS, AND THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS, IN FLORISSANT. This is the walk that SHOULD have happened May 8, but due to thunderstorms, it had to be postponed.
WALK WITH THE SAINT LOUIS WALKERS AT THE VALLEY OF THE FLOWERS FESTIVAL* IN FLORISSANT, MISSOURI. This walk is dedicated to the memory of Jackie Burgoon who was a member of the Saint Louis Walkers, the Illinois Trekkers, and the Gateway Milers for many years. We feel an affectionate bond with her and want to honor her for her determination to keep on walking despite serious health issues.
View from parking lot where walk starts.
Veterans Memorial on walk through the park.
Walkers stop on trail to listen to the sounds of nature.
There are always plenty of deer to see on this walk.
The deer watch walkers while they walk.
Walkers will pass the Swiss style city hall on the walk.
WELCOME TO HIGHLAND, ILLINOIS with their historic Plaza Square and beautiful tree-lined streets. Highland is one of the oldest Swiss settlements in the United States. It was founded in 1831 by Swiss pioneers from Sursee, Switzerland and has shared the title of “Sister City” with Sursee since 1976. Highland’s historic district is where the walk starts and ends with the city’s landmark fountain and Plaza Square Park, The landmark Lory Theatre is also part of the historic district. Highland is the birthplace of Pet Milk and Schott Brewery. It is the 7th safest community in Illinois! The first Volksmarch in Highland was 40 years ago! Enjoy the walk!
Click the link below to see the Highland Walk brochure.
Highland Walk Brochure 2021 (1)
Walkers will see this unique carved tree in the Historic Plaza Square.
Walkers stop on the trail for a photo with the beautiful blooming trees & the covered bridge.
Walkers discovered a caboose on the revised bike trail 5k loop.
Walkers celebrated one walker’s 60th birthday after the walk.
Walkers stop to enjoy the park on the walk.
Walkers didn’t let the rain keep them from walking.
Walkers getting ready to walk in O’Fallon, Illinois.
One of the walkers stop to admire this beautiful tree with it’s pink & white flowers.
Trudy Duffman, President & Nikki Wilcoxen, Vice President of the Illinois Trekkers, stop along the trail.
Walkers enjoy lunch together after completing the walk.
Walkers getting ready to walk the Belleville East YMCA YRE on Tuesday morning.
Walkers stop on the Downtown Historic Belleville YRE on Tuesday evening.
Walkers stop at Dale’s favorite spot to rest during the walk.
Walkers getting ready to walk Three Spring Park on a beautiful evening.
Trudy Duffman, President of the Illinois Trekkers, walks at Gateway Arch National Park.