The Grand Illinois Trail is an 550 to 600 mile loop around northern Illinois from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River and back.
My wife and I completed it in a number of day trips between April and Thanksgiving weekend. It's been a fantastic journey ... one of the best vacations of our lives.
Special thanks to the BFers who offered encouragement and helped me work through some routes where the GIT routes were problematic in some way. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the trip.
Egrets fishing along the I&M Canal
Waterfall over a lock on the Hennepin Canal
Hills about 10 miles east of Galena
The same hills in the distance, viewed from about 15 miles east of Galena
About 10 miles north west of Freeport
Lake in Rock Cut State Park near Rockford
The Chicago Lakefront
Our whole trip is documented here