Monday, November 13, 2006

Mackinaw River Blog

I've started a parallel blog (no myspace, no standard website, keepin it simple) to this one tentatively entitled, "River's Bend: A Mackinaw River Resource Spot." My goal is to set up some sort of forum for my own writing and various historical projects centered around the river. Ultimately, I would love to expand and include other folks' work of any and all sorts as they pertain to the Mackinaw. I don't know exactly which direction this will head, if any, but here goes.

Please contact me if you have any ideas or would like contribute in any way.

Go here: http://www.mackinawriver.blogspot.com

2 comments:

Mike P. said...

Hey Jason - first off, let me say that this is totally unrelated to your most recent post. Now, with that out of the way...
I came across an old post of yours when searching for info on the Illinois River Bluff Trail. As a trail runner, I assume you've experienced this trail yourself. I was wondering - do you know if bicycles are allowed on this trail, or is it hiking only? I live very close to the west end of this trail, and it would be pretty slick to be able to bicycle to work (Cat Mossville) on it. Any idea?
Thanks!
Mike

dirt_trail_runner said...

Hi Mike,

I really am not sure, but my assumption would be that it is not open for biking. I say that because other Peoria Park District trails are hiking only (Forest Park, Detweiller) and I'm guessing that is an overall park district policy. River Bluff is a really cool spot and it would be fun to mtn bike, especially to commute.

On another note, I talked to a park district employee recently and he said he expects it to be years before the proposed connector route through to Detweiller is completed. Years as in 10-20 years. Hopefully it won't take that long.

Let me know if you find anything out on the mtn. biking.

-Jason