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 [email protected] 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.