Come help the Illinois Trekkers celebrate their 40th anniversary with a walk at Cahokia Mounds, a State Historic Site, National Historic Landmark and World Heritage Site-the largest prehistoric Indian site north of Mexico. Scholars, travelers & walkers from around the globe visit Cahokia Mounds and its world-class Interpretive Center to learn about this highly sophisticated civilization built in an urban complex. Walk where the Mississippian Indians first settled in AD 700. The mounds were built of earth transported in baskets on peoples’ backs to elevate ceremonial buildings and residences of the elite, and to provide burial sites and mark important settlement locations. The walk path passes Indian cultural areas and travels through several habitats on grass, concrete and gravel. Experience the “natural stair-stepper” by climbing 154 steps to the top of Monks Mound, the largest earthen mound in North America equivalent to a 10-story building.
TIMES: Registration from 9:30am – 11:30am. Must finish no later than 2:30pm. Masks are always required for registration and inside the Interpretive Center. Club will have a limited number of masks for those who forget to bring one. The event will take place regardless of the weather.
REFRESHMENTS: Water will be provided at the start/finish. The club will provide a catered box lunch complete with a decorated cookie. Contact Trudy Duffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-670-6920 to RESERVE A LUNCH prior to 10/09/2020. Please bring your own folding chair to join in socially-distanced fellowship while enjoying the box lunch together.
TO view brochure click here. 40th Anniversary Walk Cahokia Mounds (2)
Walkers getting ready to walk for Susan G. Komen “More than Pink Walk”.
The Illinois Trekkers will walk to support Susan G. Komen St. Louis. Registration $3. Mask are required. Registration 1:15pm Walk 1:30.
Walkers are encouraged to sign up on the Stifel team (Geoffrey Bright-Trudy Duffman’s son). $25 donation at registration & you will receive team shirt (May not be available on walk day.) $100 donation will also receive a Komen shirt. Come out & support our club members who have beat the disease, family members, & friends. This year donations are critical!
http://www.info-komen.org/site/TR? fr_id=8359&pg=pfind (Stifel Link)
One of many sites to see at the Shrine.
Walkers on the trail.
Walkers saw several deer along the walk.
Walkers getting ready to walk.
Walkers on the trail enjoying the weather.
Mother Nature provided a constantly changing sunset with the clouds.
Walkers had a good motivation for walking the walk.
Walkers approaching their goal for a treat.
Another view of the clouds and sunset.
Another site walkers saw on the walk.
Please note parking & registration have been moved to Drost Park due to construction on the bike trail. From Illinois State Route 159 turn east on East Division Street. Continue on Division Street to Drost Park & parking area. Registration will be in Drost Park at 6:15 pm and walk at 6:30. In case of thunder storms, please stay safe.
The Illinois Trekkers stop for a photo in Tower Grove Park. Everyone enjoyed the walk on a beautiful day.
The St Louis-Stuttgart Volksmarch Club is hosting a traditional event. The 5K walk is almost entirely in beautiful Tower Grove Park. The 10K walk will also take you into “The Hill”, St. Louis’s long-established Italian-American neighborhood. Start times: 8:45 to 11:00 AM. Group walk 9:00 AM.
Brochure VM GRAND S Grand 2020
Walkers registering for walk.
Walkers waiting to step off on group walk.
Walkers on trail in the orchard.
One of the beautiful views on the walk.
The pumpkins are getting ready for harvest.