Walkers were surprised to find over 6 inches of snow in Shiloh when they arrived for the walk.
On Friday the Freedom Rock looked like this.
Walkers saw this view of the other side of the Freedom Rock on Saturday.
Same view the day before the walk.
The ILLINOIS TREKKERS invite you, your family, and your friends to join us for a walk-through Shiloh, Illinois. Settlers were first recorded in the area about 1785. You will walk to the new Freedom Park to see the first “Freedom Rock” in the State of Illinois. The murals highlight area military history as a way of Honoring America’s Veterans.
DISTANCE: 5k, 10k, 15k & 20k walks will be offered.
The first 5k loop takes you to the Engelmann Farm. One Engelmann brother published the first newspaper in Illinois and the other Engelmann brother, a botanist, helped develop the Missouri Botanical Garden. Today the Engelmann Farm is a St. Clair County Park. The farm has a paved path, two historic homes, and a family cemetery. The second 5k walk will take you on town streets, through Shiloh Valley Cemetery and through the Shiloh Community Park where you will see the September 11 Memorial.
Start anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Walk or run at your own pace. You must be finished by 2:00 p.m.
START LOCATION: June’s Breakfast + Patio, 430 South Main Street, Shiloh, Illinois. Parking at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Corner of Shiloh Station Road & 2nd Street in Shiloh. If entering address into a GPS, please use O’Fallon, Illinois for location.
INFORMATION CONTACT: The point of contact is Muriel Barber & Dale Gerlach Phone 618-560-0420 Email: [email protected]
Walkers enjoyed the walk on a beautiful fall day with the beautiful fall colors everywhere,
Walkers passed the Missouri Military Memorial.
Walkers found this scarecrow named McKee on the walk.
Walkers enjoyed the walk & are ready to do the walk again.
Walkers found many opportunities for a picture with the fall colors,
Walkers walking the traditional walk that the Gateway Milers had on the campus of SIUE.
All these walkers are alumni of SIUE.
Walkers stopped to take a picture with the letter “e”.
Walkers met Frankenstein & his bride on the walk.
Walkers walked the Kellsie’s Hope Foundation Walk.
Walkers discovered the prickly pear cactus full of prickly pears.
Walkers tried to take a selfie with the prickly pear cactus.
The St. Louis Walkers had a traditional walk on the Fee Fee Greenway so walkers could enjoy the nature trails.
Walkers stopped for picture on the trail.
Walkers walking on the trail.
It was a beautiful day for a walk & walkers took advantage of the weather.