Monday, September 07, 2009
Walter, Nichole, and Marcel, after a nearly 400 mile drive, easily sauntered up the 1.23 mile 265 foot elevation gain gravel road to the top of Charles Mound, IL, achieving yet another state high point. The landscape was quite beautiful and well worth the journey. After that the trio drove to Apple Canyon Lake for some golf and then onwards to Chicago for the weekend. In Chicago, the highest manmade structure in the western hemisphere beckoned, and they soon found themselves atop the Willis (nee Sears) Tower, looking out over all of Chicago.